Devin Haney was ready to step up and fly to Australia to fight George Camposos Jr. for the undisputed lightweight championship on Saturday night. This proved to be a very lucrative decision for Haney as he dominated Kambosos across 12 rounds to win all four world championships for £135.
Haney becomes the ninth fighter to unite all four recognized titles in any weight class and the second youngest at just 23 years old.
There was very little drama in the match, as Haney immediately established a fine strike that prevented Camposos from sparking his attack. When the punch fell, Haney fired a left hook and straight right hands behind her, each shot discouraging Kambosos from letting go of his right hand that he seemed to hold all night.
In the end, Haney snatched the unanimous winning decision with the official scorecards reading 116-112, 116-112 and 118-110.
“I held him back in his best match,” Hani said after the fight. “He wanted to land in the right hand and the big left hook. I held him back. I was fighting both ways. When I went to the left I was fighting with his right hand. When I went to the right, I was fighting a hook. Neither could land.”
Haney entered the WBC champ while Kambosos was the WBC franchise champ along with the WBA, IBF, and WBO world titles. Now, Hanyi is leaving with all the gold and a bright future ahead of him.
CBS Sports was with you all the way on Saturday for both events, so be sure to catch up on the live scores and highlights below.
- Devin Haney (c) def. Jorge Camposos Jr. by unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 118-110)
- Stephen Fulton (c) def. Daniel Roman by unanimous decision (119-109, 120-108, 120-108)
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