George Kambosos evidently doesn’t regard his former opponents on equal phrases.
The Aussie former light-weight champion just lately made it clear that whereas he could maintain now 140-pound contender Teofimo Lopez in contempt, he wholly respects divisional colleague Devin Haney.
Kambosos, 29, is coming off two straight losses to Haney, neither of which have been very aggressive, because of Haney’s superior boxing means. Haney arguably turned in an much more dominant efficiency within the rematch, which occurred in October in Melbourne, Australia; their first struggle unfolded in June, additionally in Melbourne. Haney received extensively on factors each instances. After the struggle, Kambosos tipped his cap to the 24-year-old native of Oakland, California, and the present undisputed light-weight champion.
Kambosos, nevertheless, has been understandably a lot lower than friendlier towards Lopez, as a result of Lopez’s feedback towards him since their light-weight unification bout final 12 months at The Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard. Kambosos upset Lopez to win on factors and change into the IBF, WBO, and WBA 135-pound champion, however Lopez has by no means appeared to offer Kambosos any credit score for the win. Actually, Lopez, who made his profitable debut on the junior welterweight mark in August in opposition to Pedro Campo, has persistently recommended that his struggle with Kambosos was the results of sure machinations behind the scenes.
“Between me and Teofimo, he can go f— himself proper now,” Kambosos instructed FightHype.com. “He’s persistently been a spoiled brat. A man that received’t settle for defeat. I beat his ass. I beat him up that unhealthy. I broken him. None of this [conspiracy theory] bullsh!t – the place’s the proof? Present me the proof…Preserve crying, maintain speaking. You recognize what, he’ll by no means get his ‘0’ again, I took it.”
Extra just lately, Lopez denigrated Kambosos and Haney for the viewership they produced on ESPN. (The struggle was distributed in Australia as a pay-per-view occasion). Lopez is scheduled to return to the ring in opposition to Sandor Martin on Dec. 10 within the headline occasion on the Hulu Theater at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.
“He carried on about me and Devin Haney’s ESPN numbers, and he’s acquired no thought the type of pay-per-view numbers we did in Australia,” Kambosos mentioned. “A few of that, it’s humorous, him and his dad … He doesn’t even know what pay-per-view is. So, I believe he can disrespect whoever he needs. It reveals.”
Of Haney, Kambosos had solely excessive reward.
“Devin Haney is a really particular fighter,” Kambosos mentioned. “A really proficient fighter. Like I mentioned, I’m in his nook. I respect him. The factor with him is he’s getting higher and higher. However already what he has proper now he’s excellent.”