Via Jim Calfa: Eddie Hearn says Devin Haney is the lead to take on George Kambosos Jr. for the undisputed championship in lightweight and will likely face him next.
According to Hearn, After Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) beats Kambosos, he will defend against WBO mandatory Vasily Lomachenko. Hearn says that Haney won’t have any problems going up against Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KOs) because he’s so brave.
Lomachenko, 33, obviously wants to fight the Kambosos next so he can collect his four titles on his own, but it’s been a long game for him.
The way Lomachenko knocked out Richard Commey last weekend was just too impressive, and that could lead him to claim the championship title against the Kambosos.
Australian Kambosos is a talker, but he has limited talent and will be left out if he faces former three-time world champion Lomachenko.
Kambosos combines a lot better with Haney, who is easier to hit, has less technique, slower legs and weaker power than Loma.
Hearn: Haney is the frontrunner for Kambosos
Promoter Hearn seems extremely confident that Haney will be the Kambosos pick, but he may be right. Gervonta ‘Tank’ Davis won’t be going to Australia, and Ryan Garcia hasn’t fought in a year, and he won’t be in the match.
The only options for Kambosos are Lomachenko and Haney, and Hearn seems very confident that his fighter will be picked.
“The fact that Arum pushed Lomachenko is good news for us because he really has two options,” Eddie Hearn told. Social boxing about George Kambosos Jr.
“He fights Devin Haney for the undisputed championship in Australia or he defends his title against Vasily Lomachenko, be it in America or wherever. That is his choice.
“Knowing Kambosos, knowing he has the undisputed opportunity, knowing he has the opportunity to make an easy deal that makes a lot of money in Australia, Devin Haney is a fantastic frontrunner. He’ll be here this weekend, Haney.
“So we will talk next week [with Kambosos’s management]. This is a fight to make, and I’m confident that George has enough of him to say, “Yes, that makes me undisputed,” Hearn said.
I won’t add the word “great” when calling Haney the “leader” of the Kamnbosos war, as Hearn is doing. Haney is certainly in a great position to get the fight with the Kambosos, but it’s hardly a “great” fight.
If Kambosos is still under the illusion that his next game will pull up to 80,000 people to fill a stadium, he may need to go to the ground because that number is too ambitious compared to past numbers. his.
You don’t go from fighting in front of a smaller crowd to suddenly fighting in front of 80,0000 fans overnight just because you won some titles against an injured/thinned boxer in Teofimo Lopez.
Haney can fight Lomachenko AFTER Kambosos
Hearn said: “I know there’s an argument, ‘Should be,’ but it is. “This is an undisputed fight and then Lomachenko will be the winner of that fight. [Kambosos vs. Haney], and I knew Devin Haney would fight him like that. Kambosos also has large balls.
It’s hard to believe that Hearn would let Lomachenko have a rift with Haney in his first battle after dethroning Kambosos.
Hearn is a predictable promoter and he will give a speech justifying that he matches Haney against Ryan Garcia or one of the other candidates but not Lomachenko.
It would be one of those, ‘We’re redirecting Haney the way we want to make him a global superstar’ from Hearn.
As a result, Haney did NOT fight Lomachenko, and went in a different direction. When the World Boxing Organization orders Haney to defend against Lomachenko, he will likely leave the WBO belt vacant.
Loma is not in the combo list right away
“By the way, Lomachenko is an excellent fighter,” Hearn said. “I just haven’t seen him combine instantly with all of those names, but he can beat them all.”
It will be interesting to see what Hearn has to say if Haney gets his hands on the Kambosos’ four titles. Will he continue to disqualify Lomachenko with some flimsy excuse about him not seeing him among the ‘Four Emperors’ despite being a mandatory WBO.
Had Kambosos been a better boxer, there wouldn’t have been any discussion of Haney getting his four belts and avoiding daredevils like Lomachenko. But as we saw in Kambosos’ fight against the exhausted and wounded Teofimo Lopez on November 27, he was vulnerable.
In boxing, promoters cannot treat their champions as if they belonged to an exclusive club with memberships of their own choosing. That’s why there are sanctioning bodies to prevent promoters from sabotaging the sport by excluding boxers who risk their lives beating their fighters.
Hopefully Hearn doesn’t try to disqualify Lomachenko from competing for the lightweight titles if Haney gets the four belts Kambosos owns.
Hearn could delay Lomachenko winning the title for a while, but at some point Haney will need to defend him. It will be interesting to see if he does, or if he chooses to leave it blank after being instructed to do so by his promoter.
“The great thing about the global project with DAZN and the global platform is that we can see where it is going,” Hearn said when asked if the battle between Kambosos Jr. and Haney will take place in Australia.
“So obviously every time we hold an event, we see registrations, we see viewership. Australia each time clear for the Kambosos war. But this is a very important market for us this summer. We have Brock Jarvis, we have Dempsey McKean, Ebanie Bridge and we are looking to sign Sky Nicholson.
“You have Liam Paro fighting this weekend, and you have Kambosos, not with us but still a big name. You have Bruno Tarimo which will probably be mandatory this weekend. So that’s a huge market for us and we’ll be there very hard next summer playing for the undisputed Haney in a stadium with 50 or 60,000 people, that will be is a dream come true.
“I’m excited about that market, and I’m learning about a few markets, but that’s our main focus in 2022,” says Hearn.
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