George Kambosos Jr. is excited about how fast the tickets are selling for his undisputed lightweight championship fight against Devin Haney on June 5th at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
Unified four-belt 135-lb champion Kambosos Jr. (20-0, 10 KOs) has revealed that all the ringside tickets have already sold out within the first 30 hours after going on sale, and the corporate suites have also sold out for the 60,000 seat Marvel Stadium.
Based on the early ticket sales success, 28-year-old Kambosos knows this fight with Haney will be the biggest in Australian boxing history.
Interestingly, despite Kambosos Jr. being the IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO champion with the majority of the belts, the oddsmakers have the 23-year-old WBC champion Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) as the early favorite.
Kambosos says he’s not worried about being the underdog right now, as he believes the betting margins will narrow as the contest gets closer, and eventually, it’ll be even by June 5th.
“I know this pressure is going to be too much for him,” said Kambosos with his prediction that Haney will break from his constant pressure on June 5th. “It’s very simple. He’s going to drown.
“12 rounds, he would drown. I’ve got 60,000 people going to be there in attendance. So obviously, we’ll be pushing the fight, and let’s hope he’ll be the man and goes out on his shield and tries to push the fight as well.
“If he runs, beautiful. I’ll hunt him down and break him down, and it’s going to be a savage beat down. I’m prepared for whatever he brings to the table like I’ve prepared for in every single fight that I’ve had.
“I’ve had to face whatever adversity, ready to move from game plan A, B, D, D, all the way through the alphabet. That’s how good my game plans and boxing abilities are.
“Let’s see. I’m sure it’s going to be a very exciting fight. I’m sure with the crowd that we’re going to bring to this stadium fight, that there, that noise that excitement, it’s going to get him jumping a little bit too.
“I’m sure he’s going to take a little risk, and we will meet in that fight, and I’m sure it’s going to break out,” said Kambosos when asked if he was afraid that Haney won’t engage.
It’s difficult to imagine Kambosos, a non-puncher, breaking Haney with the pressure that he puts on him. Haney has too much size, skills, and ring savvy to fold with the pressure that Kambosos puts on him.
It’s clear that Kambosos will need to put constant pressure on Haney if he wants to have a shot at winning the fight because he’s going to get outboxed if he stays on the outside, trying to win a decision.