Via Scramm Max: WBC lightweight champion Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney is confident he’ll “win” against unified champion George Kambosos Jr on June 5 to prove himself as the No. 1 boxer in the 135-lb division. .
Haney (27-0, 15 KO) will need to beat Aussie Kambosos (20-0, 10 KO) in front of a potentially large crowd at Marvel Stadium, Docklands, Melbourne, Australia.
It won’t be easy for Haney to win this fight as he will be playing Kambosos in his native Australia, and he will need to win rounds to be able to raise his hand at the end.
If Haney had more power in his shots, he wouldn’t need to worry about the referees, but it doesn’t have to be. Haney wins his skirmishes by taking down opponents, and he probably won’t be able to hurt the iron-chined Kamsboso.
Anything is possible, though, but it’s unlikely Haney will injure him badly enough to score with a knockout.
“You have to rank me at the top when I win with all the belts,” Devin Haney told Fighthype. If no one has a belt more than me, I will become the head of the throne.
“I knew I was the best boxer anywhere,” Haney said of him being better than Kambosos. “I have more speed, more power, higher IQ and I am a stronger fighter.
“There was nothing he could do to beat me, and I seem to have introduced that on June 4th. I have tunnel vision. I have a task ahead of me and I’m looking to make it happen.
“How can I think of something I don’t even know. I might be thinking too much about the trip or the fans. He got into a fight with me,” Haney said when asked about the Kambosos he respects. Most people won’t join the fight.
“He honored what he had to say, even though he was forced to. He could still go the other way, so I respect him for joining the fight. I am a true martial artist. The world has connected with it, and they understand that all I say is honest.
“I will prove that I am also the best fighter. I will win. I don’t compare myself to Gervonta or no one else. Devin Haney is the best boxer in the world. I don’t pick and choose who I compare myself to. I am better than everyone at light weight.
“The skill to pay the bills. Floyd is the most successful boxer,” Haney said when asked if he felt he needed a knockout to impress fans.