George Kambosos Jr. makes weight after earlier miss as showdown with Devin Haney good to go

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MELBOURNE, Australia — All of the light-weight belts formally will probably be on the road when George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney meet at Marvel Stadium on Sunday (9 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN/ESPN+).However not earlier than there was some late drama right here Saturday morning.Kambosos initially got here in .36 kilos over the 135-pound (61.2kg) light-weight restrict. He stripped down utterly and jumped on the scales for a 3rd try and make weight behind a group of towels, solely nonetheless to return in above the restrict.2 RelatedKambosos’ failure to make weight sparked heated scenes, with the 2 fighters coming face-to-face as their respective camps exchanged phrases round them, the feelings threatening to boil over as each jeers and cheers rang out from the small however vocal crowd at Margaret Courtroom Area.The Australian fighter, who holds the WBO, WBA, IBF and The Ring titles, then returned to the stage simply over an hour later — he had two hours whole to return in underneath 135 — and recorded the official weight of 134.49 kilos, making Sunday’s battle official.With the group behind him, Kambosos then did his finest to make gentle of the state of affairs.”Artwork of conflict, deception, perhaps I did it on function,” he mentioned.”This modifications nothing. Artwork of conflict, deception, deliver it on. I am prepared.”Prime Rank Boxing is now on ESPN and ESPN+. Subscribe to ESPN+ to get unique boxing occasions, weigh-ins and extra.Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. ET on ESPN+: George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney undercardSaturday, June 4, 9 p.m. ET on ESPN and ESPN+: George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney, 12 rounds, for the undisputed light-weight title
Haney earlier had weighed in at 134.92 kilos.Sensing the chance to land a prefight psychological blow, Haney was eager to pile onto Kambosos’ earlier error.”I mentioned he ain’t s—, he ain’t made weight,” Haney mentioned after being requested what he had informed Kambosos when the 2 fighters had squared up on stage.”I knew what I needed to do, I made weight, and I am a real champion.”I imply, he is sucked up, he is dry. I do not know, it’s what it’s. We have nonetheless acquired to go in there and battle. However I am a real champion, and true champions make weight.”Haney was additionally buoyed by Friday’s information that his father and coach, Invoice Haney, had been granted a late visa to enter Australia, permitting him to be ringside for Sunday’s battle.”That meant all the pieces to me,” he mentioned. “Thanks to the Victorian Authorities, thanks, God, and I can not look forward to my dad to make it.”There are not any nerves, man, I am prepared.”

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