U.S. boxing star Devin Haney has claimed that he is “above the level” of Australia’s George Cambosos Jr. before a blockbuster fight between the two in Melbourne on Sunday.
Haney (27-0-0, 15 KO) will enter the ring against Cambosos Jr. (20-0-0, 10 KO) at Marvel Stadium, which is expected to draw more than 40,000 people.
The 23-year-old bookmaker’s favorite of the fights, Sportsbet pays ্যান 1.66 to win Honey for 35 2.35, and Americans believe the odds are fair.
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“I’m a very good fighter,” he said.
“I have a lot more skill than that and I will show it on Sunday, to show it in the ring for me.
“Adversity of betting doesn’t really matter because I’ll show you. No matter what people say, anyone can show something, but I’m above that.”
Hanio also responded after being identified by Australians as “snitch”, “rat” and “informant” for leading the fight.
“At heart, I knew he was going to try everything he could to get me out of my game and distract me,” he said.
“He can say whatever he wants. When we set foot in that ring, regardless of what I’m going to do, I’m going to be the winner anyway.”
However, Cambosos Jr. has shown that he feels more comfortable than being an underdog on Sunday’s blockbuster.
“It’s been a long, hard journey, but I’m ready for Sunday,” he said.
“I’ll surprise the world again. Underdog? Nice. I’ve done it all, so no matter where we come to the table on Sunday, we’re ready, we’re fully prepared and we’re fighters.”
Cambosos wasn’t sure if his trash conversation did anything to annoy Hanny.
“I’m just kidding. I’m enjoying the moment, just telling the truth. Whether it is or not, so be it,” he said.
“Victory by any means. I’ve revealed every part of this journey, everything. They said we would never be here, but only two people really believed it – me and my dad.
“I like the Underdog status. They’ve been against me all my career. I’m still the top dog and I’ll still be the top dog after Sunday.”
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