George Kambosos Jr. Eyes Shot at Redemption as Devin Haney Vacates Lightweight Titles

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George Kambosos Jr., the former lightweight world champion, has been presented with an opportunity for redemption as Devin Haney, a US superstar, announced his decision to vacate all four titles.

Despite recently securing the WBC, WBA, IBF, and WBO belts in the 61kg weight class with a unanimous decision victory over Vasiliy Lomachenko, the 25-year-old will be moving up in weight for a junior welterweight title fight against Regis Prograis.

Having lost the undisputed championship to Haney in June of the previous year at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium, Haney retained his division crown a few months later at Rod Laver Arena. However, Kambosos, who recently emerged victorious in his latest bout against Maxi Hughes in the United States, is now in contention to face Lomachenko in Australia in April for the vacant IBF world title, according to ESPN's report.

With the WBC title potentially going to Shakur Stevenson and the WBA crown seemingly destined for Gervonta Davis, the battle for the WBO belt will likely take place between Denys Berinchyk and Isaac Cruz.

Haney, on the other hand, is contemplating a move up to the welterweight division (147 pounds, 66.7 kg) following his 140-pound (63.5 kg) clash against Prograis. "I made history by becoming undisputed, which was a significant milestone for me," Haney explained to ESPN. "But now, at this stage in my career, I want to be involved in the biggest and best fights happening in the world. I am a pay-per-view fighter. I achieved everything I could at 135. The biggest fight for me was against Gervonta Davis, but his team showed no interest. I have outgrown the division, so now I will strive to become a two-division champion at 140. And if successful, my goal is to become a three-division champion and move up to 147, God willing."


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