Legendary coach Teddy Atlas disagreed with the underdog status of Unified Lightweight Champion George Cambosos for defending his first title against American Devin Haney at Marvel Stadium on Sunday.
The push of the betting market shows how confident Haney, 23, is, even though he has to travel to other parts of the world to fight the champion in front of thousands of fans in his own country.
Haney will go bout without his parents and trainers in his corner due to visa problems and will have 45,000 vocal fans expected to compete in a clash around 2pm to please TV viewers. United States.
The placement of a champion as an outsider in defending the title is virtually unheard of, especially at home, which shows how Honey is viewed by the U.S. sports market in general. Yet the way Atlas bookies refuse to buy the way they fight, Haney’s “beautiful” style has fooled most people.
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“Most people think Honey is going to win. I’ll tell you why,” Atlas said War Podcast this week.
“His finesse, his speed, his style, he’s beautiful to look at. He’s a sharp shooter. He’s a beautiful boxer. And I understand that.
“But there are things that people aren’t bargaining about. Cambosos knows how to give you time like he did against Lopez where he was a big underdog. Timing loses momentum. He knows how to throw at the right time and break your speed advantage. Is. “
Atlas says Haney’s chin is “not the rock of Gibraltar” and the WBC champion “gets a clear hit in almost every fight before the final hour”.
Atlas, who has coached champions Wilfred Benitez, Tim Bradley, Shannon Briggs, Joey Gamache, Michael Murar and was initially an assistant to legendary coach Cass D’Amato, believes the lessons he has learned from the legendary mentor will pay off in this match. Up
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The iconic trainer, who traveled to Australia in 2017 to call the fight for Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao for ESPN, also compared the fight, saying Cambosos needed “as much help as Jeff Horn needed from the crowd and the people” at the Marvel Stadium on Sunday.
“Cass d’Amato drilled in my head, did he win a title? Does that mean they’ve improved. Usually the rule of thumb, old timers used to say, ‘one guy won a title – they improved 30 percent.’
“If you add to that, I can see Hanny fighting to get ahead but I can see Cambosos as the guy who knows how to get around and pick up the roar of the crowd outside.
“It was a bit like Jeff Horn when he fought the great Manny Pacquiao. I did that fight. Jeff Horn couldn’t win that fight.
“Pacquiao should have won that fight but there were some things against him. Those who control the boxing, the judges, the administration. The combosos don’t need as much help as Jeff Horn needed.”
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The African-American star said he would “never lose to a white boy” during his professional career, when asked how he evaluated his chances against Ukrainian star Vasily Lomachenko, who offered to fight Kambosos before leaving the war. – Torn country.
“Listen, no white boy can hit me. I don’t care about anything on any day of the week,” Haney said in April 2020.
“I fight a white boy 10 times, I’ll hit him 10 times.”
The controversial remarks provoked a heated reaction from the US boxing world at the time and forced Hanny to apologize, saying he had learned a “valuable lesson”.
Cambosos played mind games perfectly before his clash with Theofimo Lopez, and would not let such a comment slip, urging fans present on Sunday to make Hannie’s life as difficult as possible.
“I have been made aware of the racial remarks he has made and to suggest that he will never lose to a white man, just summarize the kind of person he is,” Cambosos said.
“It’s under the belt.
“It’s disrespectful to humanity, to all Australians and to whites around the world.
“One thing about me, I can talk, but I always respect people regardless of race, religion, caste or creed.
“I have some African-American friends and they are one of the most beautiful people in the world.
“If he wants to bring race into it, it’s up to him and he has to look at himself in the mirror and take responsibility for what he says and live with it.
“If he thinks no white man will hit him, I will punch him in the head on Sunday and maybe then he will be praised for my strength.”
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Cambosos Junior is the Unified Champion
How do you see Kambosos vs Hani?
Kambosos vs Haney will be shown live per major event pay view.
Fans will be charged 59.95.
When is Combosos vs. Honey?
Combosos fight with Hani on Sunday 5th May.
When is Cambosos vs. Honey?
The fight will take place on Sunday afternoon which will give American fans a chance to watch the fight live in the United States and Canada on Saturday night.
The first fight on the card will start at 9 a.m., Cambosos vs. Hani will fight AEST at 2 p.m.
Where is Cambosos vs. Honey?
Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium will host the monster fight, with 45,000 people expected to take part.
Combosos vs. Honey Fight Card
George Cambosos vs. Devin Haney – Lightweight
Jason Moloney vs. Aston Pallikt – Bantamweight
Junior Fa vs. Lucas Brown – Heavyweight
Andrew Moloney vs. Alexander Espinoza – Super Flyweight
Hemi Ahio vs. Christian Soye – Heavyweight
Terry Nicholas vs. Lachlan Higgins – Middleweight
Amari Jones vs. Ankush Hooda – Super Welterweight
Telah Robertson vs. Sarah Higginson – Flyweight
David Nike vs. Karim Matala – Cruiserweight
Evil Angeloni vs. Ken Itken – Welterweight
Hussein Fayad vs. Pom Fatkum – Super Featherweight
Isaias Sette vs. Luke Gersbeck – Super Welterweight
Cambosos vs. Honey betting differences
Honey is a little favorite, Palmerbett pays 2.25 for a Cambosos win, while American comes to $ 1.67 (at the time of writing).
George Cambosos’ record
Cambosos is unbeaten and has a 20-0 record since his professional debut in 2013.
Cambosos ’last win was in 2019 and he has covered the distance and won his last three fights against Lopez, Lee Selby and Mickey Bay.
Devin Haney record
Haney holds a 27-0 record with 15 wins in the knockout stages.
His last four fights have all covered the distance, and his most recent stoppage win came in 2019 against Zur Abdullayev.
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