Teddy Atlas: George Kambosos Jr. Will Have Better Fight In Rematch Against Devin Haney
George Kambosos Jr. has always performed exceptionally well whenever his back is against the wall.
And – according to famous trainer Teddy Atlas — it will be no different when the former unified lightweight champion enters the ring against Devin Haney on October 16 in a rematch at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia.
In their first encounter, Haney (28-0, 15 KOs) put on a masterclass to win his first major title at 135.
Kambosos Jr. seemed clueless in front of ‘The Dream’ during the whole bout. But the renowned trainer and now commentator, Atlas believes that we will see a different Kambosos Jr. the second time around.
“What it speaks to, I think he would be better the second time because he would have studied what he did wrong. He would have seen it because he knows he needs to help himself in those areas that he can’t depend on, only his physical assets,” Atlas said on The Fight.
Haney dictated the terms last time around.
“He never had that. He had to go and earn it in a different way,” Atlas replied when asked what does he expect from Kambosos.
“He would go to the cupboard. He’ll go to the film room and say, ‘I got to do more timing and do more of it and sooner. I can’t let Haney get into a rhythm. He got into a rhythm, and I couldn’t break that rhythm.”
Kambosos Jr. gets the second bite at the cherry, all thanks to the contract. He will enter the fight as an underdog.