Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Result & Review


American Boxer Devin Haney came up against George Kambosos in a rematch clause at the Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia on 15 October 2022. This fight had great significance as WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles were on the line. Devin Haney dominated the fight from round 1 and won the bout in the 12th round via unanimous decision and retained all the championships. This blog will discuss the overall match summary, a quick comparison of both boxers, a round-wise analysis of the Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr rematch, and the boxers' views and statements after the fight.

Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Result & Review

Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Summary:

George Kambosos Jr had a great challenge ahead facing off Devin Haney in a rematch clause. Devin Haney took on Kambosos from the word go and kept hitting him with jabs, and combinations. Kambosos showed great resilience taking the fight to the last round. However, Haney was too good that night and won the second bout by a score of 119-109, 118-110, and 118-110 against George Kambosos to retain the Lightweight title.

Devin Haney & George Kambosos Jr Comparison:

Devin Haney Vs George Kambosos Jr
25 Age 30
5 Feet 8 Inches (173 cm) Height 5 Feet 9 Inches (175 cm)
The Dream Alias Ferocious
61 Kg (134.8 lbs) Weight 61 Kg (134 lbs)
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
71 Inches (180 cm) Reach 68 Inches (173 cm)
31- 0 - 0 Boxing Record 23- 21- 2- 1
15 Knockout Wins 10
Super Lightweight Division Lightweight
With Regis Prograis On December 9, 2023 At Chase Center, San Francisco, U.S Win By Unanimous Decision Last Fight With Maxi Hughes On July 22, 2023 At Firelake Arena, Shawnee, USA Win By Majority Decision

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Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Review:

Let us go through the descriptive analysis of the fight between George Kambosos Jr & Devin Haney.

Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Result & Review

Round By Round PinPoint Analysis:

  • In the opening round, Kambosos was in an aggressive mode and started to swing his arms wildly. Haney had strong defensive techniques and did not receive any harm from those wild swings. As Haney noticed an opportunity to hit Kambosos, he landed jabs, combinations, and a body shot at him. This is where the fight became interesting and set the tone for a thrilling bout.
  • Round 2 continued with both boxers keeping it close and hitting each other. Hany remained calm and composed and punched a big right, overhand shots, and a hook, at Kambosos. Haney started the fight with domination in both rounds with his calculated approach.
  • In Round 3, Haney held onto Kambosos and he delivered jabs and hooks and then gave a significant counter punch. He was unstoppable from the word GO and Kambosos had no answer to his powerful right hands.
  • In Round 4, Kambosos tried to make a comeback in the fight and gave a strong big left to Hany, but Haney was quick enough to respond with a double-left and jabs to take total control over the Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr fight.
  • Round 5, In this round, Haney was comfortably landing big combinations, jabs, and a right hook at Kambosos. While Kambosos was struggling to find an edge in the fight and then he gave an inside uppercut to Haney that took him by surprise.
  • In Round 6, Haney came back strongly after receiving an uppercut and replied with jabs, combinations, and a left hook while moving closer.
  • In Round 7, Haney used jabs to push Kambosos back. Both boxers hit each other with their body shots, but Haney defended a lot of shots from Kambosos.
  • Round 8 This round began with Kambosos being aggressive and hitting Haney. On the other hand, Haney remained calm and kept giving jabs and straight rights. Kambosos also hit a few combinations but hit Haney with a right at the close.
  • Round 9 In this round, both fighters were bleeding but that did not stop them from fighting hard. Haney, with a cut by his eye, jabbed away and hit a few big shots. Kambosos attempted counters but that resulted in a cut by his eye.
  • Round 10 This round saw Haney looking for the knockout because he was punching with a big right, hooks, and combinations. However, Kambosos managed to stabilize himself and kept fighting but Haney dominated this round by 34-1.
  • In Round 11, Haney was pushing Kambosos back with his big jab. Despite receiving a big shot from Haney, Kambosos countered him with a big right to end this round.
  • In the final round, Round 12, Finally, in this round, Kambosos was throwing hands wildly, but Haney was well aware and survived those wild punches. Then, he started landing jabs, a counter right hand, and a powerful hook. Kambosos tried to fight inside, but Haney blocked everything and that was it. Referees declared Haney the winner after an easy unanimous decision.

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What George Kambosos Jr has to say about the Match:

George Kambosos Jr also acknowledged Devin Haney's skills and character in the fight. He said;

“I gave everything I had in this fight. I’m very proud of myself.

“This guy’s a hell of a fighter [...] a pound-for-pound top-five fighter in the world. His skills, his movement – he can move up to 140lbs and be dominant as well.

“This guy’s going to be around for a long time. I’m very humble to be in there for 24 rounds.”

Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Result & Review

Devin Haney's statements after the bout:

After the decisive victory over Kambosos Jr, Haney gave his verdict on the Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr fight. He stated;

"I knew that he was looking for the jab so we wanted to show some other tools in our arsenal," Haney said after the fight. "My dad wanted me to throw the hook more, but I think the right hand is what won me the fight tonight."

When asked about a rematch clause, Haney said;

"We're taking on all comers," He said. "No matter who it is. We want to fight the best fighters

Devin Haney vs George Kambosos Jr Fight Result & Review