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Who won Kambosos Jnr vs Haney?
Devin Haney beat George Kambosos by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Sunday 5th June 2022 at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.
The scorecards were announced as 112-116, 110-118, 112-116 in favor of winner Devin Haney.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world, with the The Ring, WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Jason Moloney was victorious over Aston Palicte, Junior Fa lost to Lucas Browne and Andrew Moloney defeated Alexander Espinoza.
Kambosos Jnr vs Haney stats
George Kambosos stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 20 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Devin Haney made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 27 wins and 0 draws, with 15 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Haney had a slight advantage in power over Kambosos Jnr, with a 56% knock out percentage over Kambosos Jnr's 50%.
George Kambosos was the older man by 5 years, at 29 years old.
Haney had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both George Kambosos & Devin Haney fought out of an orthodox stance.
Kambosos Jnr was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 years and 6 months earlier than Haney, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 32 less professional rounds, 154 to Haney's 186.
Kambosos Jnr vs Haney form
Kambosos Jnr had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Teofimo Lopez on 27th November 2021 by split decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight and IBF World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Lee Selby on 31st October 2020 by split decision in their IBF World Lightweight eliminator fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Mickey Bey on 14th December 2019 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had beat Richard Pena on 7th June 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Olympic Hall Galatsi, Athens, Greece.
He had defeated Rey Perez on 19th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Haney remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Joseph ‘Jo Jo’ Diaz on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jorge Linares on 29th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Michelob ULTRA Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa on 7th November 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Florida.
Before that, he had beat Alfredo Santiago Alvarez on 9th November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA.
He had won against Zaur Abdullaev on 13th September 2019 by technical knockout in the 4th round in their WBC Interim World Lightweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Devin Haney had been fighting more than George Kambosos.
Going to this contest, George Kambosos had last fought 1 year and 9 days ago, while Devin Haney's last outing had been 1 year and 2 days ago.
Kambosos Jnr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
Haney's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What time did Kambosos Jnr vs Haney start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 3:30 AM UTC at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia, which was 11:30 PM EST or 8:30 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 4:30 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Kambosos Jnr vs Haney?
George Kambosos was a 137/100 (+140) underdog going into the contest, while Devin Haney made his way into the ring at 1/10 (-1000) with oddsmakers.