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  Undisputed Showdown Awaits For
George Kambosos Jr. & Devin Haney


Most of the trash talk is over. It is nearly time. WBO/IBF/WBA lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) and WBC champion Devin Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) are two days away from their showdown for the undisputed title at Marvel Stadium. The fight, Sunday local time and airing Saturday evening in the United States, is one of the biggest bouts ever on Australian soil.

More than 40,000 fans are expected, as the 23-year-old Haney attempts to make history more than 8,000 miles from home. Kambosos, from Sydney, Australia, is back home and attempting to score his second straight upset following last November's title-winning thriller over Teofimo Lopez.

In the 10-round co-feature, Australian two-time bantamweight title challenger Jason "Mayhem" Moloney will battle Filipino standout Aston Palicte. The ESPN-televised opener will be a 10-round battle of big men between New Zealand-born heavyweight Junior Fa and Australian Lucas Browne. Kambosos-Haney, Moloney-Palicte and Fa-Browne will be broadcast live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

Undercard bouts will stream live and exclusively on ESPN+ (7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT).

At Thursday's press conference, this is what the fighters had to say.

George Kambosos Jr.

的t has been a long, hard journey. Everyone knows that, but I知 ready for Sunday. All the tough moments have gotten me ready for Sunday, and I will shock the world again. Underdog? Beautiful. We are ready."

的致e been through it all, so whatever comes to the table on Sunday, we値l be ready. We値l be fully prepared. We are warriors. Whatever way we have to go, we are prepared."

On the mental warfare against Haney

的知 just having fun. I知 enjoying the moment. I知 just talking the truth. If it has or hasn稚 affected him, so be it. We値l step in there on Sunday, and that痴 where it matters."

的 have visualized victory by any means. I have manifested everything, every part of this journey. They said that we would never be here, but only two people really believed it, me and my father. So, I manifested my victory, and I visualize victory by any means on Sunday.

的 love the underdog status. They致e been against me my whole career. They致e been saying that my whole career. I知 still the top dog, and after Sunday, I値l remain the top dog.

Devin Haney


典his is the biggest stage, but this is something that I have dreamed of. I knew that one day I would be here, but I didn稚 think that it would come this early, but I知 thankful. It痴 time."

的 knew that he would try anything that he can to try to throw me off my game or get me unfocused. But he can say what he wants to say, because regardless I知 going to do what I do when we step into the ring. I will come out victorious by any means."

鄭 win would be very satisfying because that means I did it against all odds, even when things weren稚 working in my favor. They were trying to do anything they can to put me at a disadvantage. But when I come out on top, it痴 going to be that much sweeter. I look forward to bringing the belts back and showing my dad what we accomplished together."

的 feel like I知 the far better fighter. I have far more skills than him. I will show him on Sunday. It痴 for me to show in the ring. The betting odds really don稚 matter because I will show you no matter what they say. I知 levels above him.

Bob Arum


典his should be a terrific match. These two young men are at the top of their game. They each have a lot of pride. George Kambosos beat Teofimo Lopez, a fight he was not expected to win based on the so-called experts, but he won that fight and won all of these belts. Devin Haney is one of our bright young fighters in the United States who has attracted a lot of attention and always gives a great performance. Both guys are undefeated. This is what boxing is all about, and it should be a terrific match.

Lou DiBella


敵eorge Kambosos holds most of the titles. He痴 earned this. He beat Teofimo Lopez. He痴 taken every challenge put in front of him. At times, he痴 fought in front of nobody. He痴 traveled the world and has fought on other people痴 territory time after time in order to get the opportunity to be the undisputed champion. And now he値l have the opportunity to gather every belt if he can beat Devin Haney.

泥evin Haney is a warrior and a guy who wants those belts. He is willing to take a challenge and willing to get on an airplane and go halfway around the world, even without this dad, because he understands the importance of this moment and what this opportunity means.

Jason Moloney


典his is a massive opportunity for me. A win over him will get me another opportunity to fight for a world title. I知 just so excited, and I知 so grateful to be a part of this show. Being a part of his event has been tremendous, and it just gives me more hunger. It gives me more determination to collect those belts and to one day headline shows myself at Marvel Stadium. This is a must-win fight for me if I want to achieve my dreams and become Australia痴 next world champion. I致e worked extremely hard, and I知 ready to get the job done.

Aston Palicte


的知 so happy and excited to be a part of Kambosos vs. Haney. Kambosos was my running mate for Manny Pacquiao痴 last fight in Las Vegas. Thank you to Team Moloney for choosing me. I致e trained hard for this fight. Moloney is a good fighter, and I知 a good fighter, too. This is a good fight.

Junior Fa

添our next fight is always your biggest fight. This is basically where I知 at, and it痴 such a huge stage. I知 sitting here and there are belts all over the place. And it痴 all really, really cool. But I知 pretty sure that our fight is for a belt, too, and I noticed Lucas didn稚 bring his belt. Hopefully, he doesn稚 forget it on Sunday because I致e made room for it in my baggage for the way back home.

Lucas Browne


的知 43 years old. I致e got three or four more fights to go. I want to solidify my career, and I want to take good fights. I don稚 want to take a fight where I知 just there to roll someone over. Junior Fa and Joseph Parker have been on the radar for many years. Obviously, it痴 a good little rivalry between Australia and New Zealand. So, for me, it makes sense that I fight Junior now.



 

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