MELBOURNE, Australia (AP)American lightweight boxing champion Devin Haney and his Australian opponent George Kambosos Jr., have both weighed in under the 135-pound limit for their title rematch on Sunday at Rod Laver Arena.
There were the usual pre-fight hype and skirmishes at Saturday’s weigh-in, most of them confined to the boxers’ handlers and security.
Kambosos (21-1, 10 knockouts) weighed in at 134.04 while Haney was at 134.81.
”I’m ripped and ready. I haven’t shown too much in this camp but I’m gonna show it all tomorrow,” the 29-year-old Kambosos said Saturday. ”We are ready, and whatever he brings ain’t enough.”
Before the June 5 fight that Haney won in a unanimous decision, Kambosos was over the limit at 135.36 pounds during the weigh-in. He was given two hours to make the weight, and came back then at 134.49 pounds.
The unbeaten 23-year-old Haney, who has 15 knockouts in his 28 wins, outpointed Kambosos at Marvel Stadium, also in Melbourne, to claim the WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring lightweight world titles.
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