Via Brian Webber: George Kambosos Jr wants Devin Haney to stop this charade about how he supposedly “forced” him into this fight with himself.
Unified lightweight champion Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KO) wants WBC belt holder Haney (27-0, 15 KO) to come down to planet earth and realize it “You have been selected” for this war.
Kambosos says he may have chosen one warehouse worker from his nearby gym and still sold out at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, at night.
In other words, Haney is essentially the designated prop for Kambosos Jr to show off his skills in front of his adoring Australian fans on June 5 at the 56,000-seat Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. .
Kambosos was originally supposed to defend his four lightweight titles against the high-achieving Vasyl Lomachenko, but he was unable to fight after war broke out in his country.
It was the match Kambosos wanted because he had a lot of respect for what Lomachenko did in his amateur & professional career.
“Everything is great, and I just focus and zone in“George Kambosos Jr. talk to Against TV Hub. “I had a horrible study session that morning, planning a great game.
“I am firing on every cylinder. I’m not a V8 cylinder like I used to be [Teofimo] Lopez. I‘ma V10, so I feel great. June 5, bring it in. I wish it was today.
“I had a beautiful gym that I put together. It’s nice to be at home because they get to see how I prepare for a big battle. They are among them and learn like I did with Pacquiao.
“The media, I saw this with Manny. I know how to deal with it and how to overcome it. That’s why it’s good to be at home; It’s nice to be at home,” said Kambosos.
It’s been great for Kambosos Jr to learn from his time playing with Manny Pacquiao how to deal with fans, the media and the pressure of a big fight.
“I really could have fought anyone. Haney is not my compulsion,” Kambosos said. “When he said, ‘I forced this.’ How did he force it? You are not my compulsion. I could say, ‘No, I’m up against Joe Blow who works next to the warehouse here’ if I wanted to and sell it.
“You have been selected. Be here on June 5. I want to keep beating the best. That’s what excites me and motivates me. That’s what gets me out of bed,” says Kambosos.