According to reports, a date has been set for the eagerly anticipated rematch between Devin Haney and George Kambosos for the undisputed lightweight championship.
The bout will be broadcast in primetime on ESPN on October 15 and is “being prepared” for October 16 in Kambosos’ native Australia, according to ESPN’s Mike Coppinger.
Kambosos was defeated by Haney (28-0, 15 KO) in a June unanimous decision match, giving Haney all four championships at 135 pounds. When Kambosos lost, he promptly invoked the rematch option in the bout agreement Haney had signed in March, which called for a rematch in Australia later in the year.
In November, Kambosos (20-1, 10 KO) defeated Teofimo Lopez by split decision to win the undisputed lightweight championship during a thrilling contest that saw both boxers go down before the final chimes. But during their battle, the 23-year-old Haney outclassed him, using his jab to keep the action on the outside and saunter to a landslide victory.
The location of the rematch has not yet been determined, according to Coppinger, but it might happen at Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena, which hosts the Australian Open.
Due to a variety of intriguing matches and strong contenders, the lightweight division is possibly the most exciting weight class in boxing right now.
Lopez is scheduled to face Pedro Campa on August 13. Ryan Garcia, who just won by knockout at 140 pounds on Saturday, has challenged Gervonta “Tank” Davis to a superfight. Additionally, Vasiliy Lomachenko, a former three-division champion who defeated Richard Commey in a decision in December, is awaiting action.