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Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr 2 – Results & Post-Fight Report

Devin Haney dominates as he produces a repeat of the first match against George Kambosos Jr to remain the undisputed lightweight champion.

Devin Haney put on another masterclass down under against George Kambosos Jr as he retains his undisputed lightweight titles. Photo Credit: Top Rank Boxing.
Devin Haney put on another masterclass down under against George Kambosos Jr as he retains his undisputed lightweight titles. Photo Credit: Top Rank Boxing.

Devin Haney successfully defended the undisputed world lightweight title, as he took a wide points win over George Kambosos Jnr at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia, in a rematch of their original June clash.

Haney took their original meeting via a comfortable unanimous decision, and added the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO belts to his WBC one in the process. Kambosos Jr had revelled in the underdog role once before, when he claimed three world titles with a split decision win against Teofimo Lopez last year.

Haney established his jab early against the onrushing Kambosos, who rallied towards the end of the first round with a two fisted attack. A big right hand found the target for Haney early in the second, and Kambosos was attempting to switch things up by switching stances and keeping busy. The Aussie was struggling to pin Haney down, and the champion landed with an overhand right halfway through the third, and slightly wobbled Kambosos at the end of the frame with a chopping right. It was proving a frustrating task for Kambosos, who was getting beaten to the punch as he took risks to try to get inside ’The Dream’, and the switch-hitting style wasn’t paying dividends. Haney was firmly in a rhythm by halfway, and was comfortably picking off the challenger, landing almost when he wanted, as Kambosos became more and more ragged. Both men were cut by round nine, but Haney continued his dominance, and in the tenth, he staggered Kambosos with a big right hand that the home fighter took well. The last two rounds were more of the same, with Haney always a step ahead of the play, and when the fight went to the cards, there was no doubt as to who the victor would be.


One tally of 119-109, and two scores of 118-110 reflected Haney’s authority on the fight, and he now moves on to big fights at 135 pounds and beyond.

The Moloney twins headed the undercard

Jason Moloney (25-2, KO19) moved a step closer to a third world title shot, as he took his WBC featherweight title eliminator against Nawaphon Kaikanha (56-2-1, KO46) by a wide unanimous decision. Two scores of 118-110, and a third score of 119-109 sealed the win for ‘Mayhem’, who has only lost to Naoya Inoue and Emmanuel Rodriguez.

Andrew Moloney (25-2, KO16) was also successful, taking the vacant WBO International super flyweight title with a points win against Norbelto Jimenez (31-10-6, KO16) over ten rounds. Moloney dropped Jimenez twice, once in the opener from a well-timed jab, and a combination scored a second knockdown a round later. Eventually, Moloney would take the win by scores of 98-88, 98-89, and 97-90.



Rest of Undercard

Cherneka Johnson (15-1, KO6) defended her IBF super bantamweight title for the first time, as she outscored Susie Ramadan (29-4, KO12) after ten bruising rounds. Scores of 97-90 96-92 and 96-91 sealed victory for Johnson, who suffered a horror cut on her forehead Johnson decked towards the end of the fourth.


There was an upset in the preliminaries at heavyweight, as Hemi Ahio (19-1, KO14) lost his unbeaten record, stopped in the fourth of a scheduled eight against Faiga Opelu (15-3-1, KO11).

The remainder of the card were six round encounters.

Cruiserweight talent David Nyika (5-0, KO4) stopped Titi Motusaga (4-1, KO4) in the second round of their meeting to stay undefeated. At super welterweight, Amari Jones (8-0, KO7) went the distance for the first time as a pro, taking a points win against Tej Pratap Singh (16-6-3, KO8), and at middleweight, Lorenzo Simpson (12-0, KO7) also stayed perfect with a points win against Marcus Haywood (6-5-1, KO4).

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