Devin Haney on Kambosos Jr Rematch: ‘I Didn’t Have To Honor’ It
Undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney did not mince his words when asked about his next move and why he decided to fight George Kambosos Jr again instead of trying his luck against another titlist.
“As Tyson Fury would say, I’m the lineal champ. I could have moved up already. I didn’t even have to honor the rematch, but I did,” Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) said when asked about his future plans.
The 23-year-old was referring to his decision of not vacating his four belts and moving up to 140. Instead, he chose to stay at 135 and give Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) his rematch as part of their contract.
Haney will meet his Australian opponent again this Saturday night, October 15th, at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
During the interview, Haney took a shot at the lightweight division as well.
“Are they really, though? I think they’re waiting for me to vacate,” Haney said.
When asked if he will make Vasyl Lomachenko wait for a shot the way the former made him wait earlier, the young champ responded: “No, that’s not in my mental.”
“I don’t really care to make him wait or not make him wait. Right now, my main focus is George Kambosos, and then if everything makes sense and I can make the weight again, strong, we can get it on.”
“Boxing is not a fair game. I don’t think like that. ‘He made me wait, so I’m going to make him wait.’ I want to make the biggest fight happen. I care about legacy, and I care about everything making sense.”