The climate was considerably chilly, however WBC light-weight world champion Devin “The Dream” Haney obtained a surprisingly heat reception from the Australian followers at Thursday’s open exercise at Melbourne’s Federation Sq..
Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) will meet Australia’s unified light-weight world champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) Sunday afternoon (Saturday night U.S. time) for the undisputed title in entrance of fifty,000-plus followers at Marvel Stadium.
Regardless of the plethora of Australian and Greek flags — Kambosos is of Greek descent — the native followers confirmed respect for the 23-year-old American star, who has been in Melbourne for the higher a part of two weeks. Kambosos entered the ring to raucous cheers, the Australian and Greek flags draped over his shoulders.
“Born prepared,” Kambosos stated, as he proceeded to shadow field and soak within the long-awaited homecoming. Kambosos, who hails from Sydney, has not boxed at house since 2017. Since then, he has received fights in America, Malaysia, England and Greece, a Cinderella run that culminated in final November’s beautiful upset over Teofimo Lopez.