The lightweight division is in the spotlight Saturday evening with a battle for the undisputed
crown in Melbourne, Australia. Devin Haney and George Kambosos, Jr. face off in a rematch of
their June bout. The main event is expected to start around 10:30 p.m. and will air on ESPN.
Haney won a unanimous decision over Kambosos to claim king of the division status. Haney
entered the bout with the WBC title, while Kambosos held the WBA, WBO, IBF, and The Ring
titles following his upset of Teófimo López. Haney won decisively to become the division’s first
undisputed champ in the four belt era, and the first undisputed lightweight since Pernell
Whitaker accomplished the task in 1990
Andrew Moloney -300 vs. Norbelto Jimenez +240, WBO international super flyweight title
Cherneka Johnson (c) vs. Susie Ramadan, IBF super bantamweight title
Date: Oct. 15 | Start time: 10:30 p.m. ET
Location: Rod Laver Arena — Melbourne, Australia
TV channel: ESPN | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
Haney comes into the bout as the favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. He is a -1000 favorite while
Kambosos is a +600 underdog. The favored fight outcome is Haney by decision at -220. That’s
followed by a Haney stoppage at +220, a Kambosos decision at +1200, and a Kambosos
stoppage at +1600.
As far as big-money title rematches are concerned, the buzz entering Saturday’s Devin HaneyGeorge Kamobosos Jr. matchup in Australia for the undisputed lightweight championship has
been anything but electric.
The 23-year-old Haney (28-0, 15 KOs), one of boxing’s fastest rising stars, easily outpointed the
native Australian when the two met in June at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to capture all four
recognized world titles at 135 pounds. Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) activated his contractually
mandated automatic rematch to set up this weekend’s second helping, moved nearby to the
much smaller Rod Laver Arena (ESPN, 10:30 p.m. ET).
With Haney installed as high as an 8-1 betting favorite to repeat his success against the 29-yearold Kambosos, who was anything but his “Ferocious” nickname inside the ring four months ago,
the result of the rematch has felt like a foregone conclusion. Yet this is the same Kambosos who
got up off the canvas to outpoint Teofimo Lopez Jr. last year in one of boxing’s most surprising
upsets in recent memory.
“I think it’s going to be a different fight and he’s going to be much more aggressive, which will
lead to different openings,” Haney told “Morning Kombat” last week. “It’s going to lead to a
better performance from me because he’s going to give me more than he did in the first fight.”