American Devin Haney consolidated the lightweight title on Sunday in Melbourne with a unanimous victory over Australian George Camposos Jr.
The 23-year-old prodigy, nicknamed “The Dream,” made use of two referees of 116-112 and a third of 118-110 in front of a crowd of more than 40,000, thus finding himself wearing the belts of the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF class.
He is the first boxer to hold belts at light weight since Pernell Whitaker in 1992, and the first to do so in the four belts era that began in 2004.
The boxer from Las Vegas, Nevada, was undefeated in 28 professional matches, while Camposos suffered his first setback in his 21st appearance in the ring.
In his last appearance, Camposos defeated Teofemo Lopez by split decision in a duel given at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Kambosos has fallen victim to Hani’s thrilling speed, and relentless left-handed instinct. Frustrated, the Australian struggled to deliver big enough punches.
The American also conducted a real defensive round. His skill and tactical sense prevailed against the nearly 41,000 spectators who all won out for his opponent, in the hot Marvel Stadium.
“It’s a dream come true,” Hani said. The American received a major boost the day before the fight when his father and coach Bale obtained a last-minute visa after being refused entry to Australia due to a doping conviction, nearly thirty years old.
“I felt comfortable,” Hani continued. “You stuck to the game plan… you deprived him of what he could do best.”
With his victory, Haney enters a very exclusive club of boxers, as he is only the eighth in history to unify the belts.
The other seven are Bernard Hopkins (middleweight), Jermaine Taylor (middleweight), Terrence Crawford (ultra lightweight), Oleksandr Usek (middleweight), Josh Taylor (ultra lightweight), Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (middleweight). superstar) and Jeremy Charlo (ultra light welterweight).
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