By | June 5, 2022

George Kambosos Jr. puts his WBO, WBA, IBF and WBC “franchise” lightweight titles in the hands of WBC champion Devin Haney on Saturday, in the main fight of an Top Rank card at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia (9 p.m. ET at ESPN/ESPN+, with preliminary rounds beginning at 7:15 pm at 7:30 on ESPN+).

Kambosos (20-0 10 KOs) has won his titles in a fight against Teofimo Lopez Jr. by unanimous vote in an epic surprise back in November. He was scheduled to take on Vasiliy Lomachenko in the ring, however Lomachenko was able to decide to remain in his country of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Haney was notified.

Check back here regularly for the latest results and analysis.

Fighting in progress: George Kambosos Jr. fights. Devin Haney, 12 rounds for the undisputed lightweight title.

Third Round: Combative so far. Haney’s jab , and general defensive abilities are is too much for Kambosos to handle through three. Haney is causing him to miss, but not forcing him to pay. 10-9, Haney. 30-27, Haney.

Round 2 Haney is continuing to take control of the action using the jab. He’s shifting levels with his lead jab in a stunning manner and is disrupting Kambosos’s rhythm. The champion from the united champion made contact using a pair of strong left hands, but it wasn’t enough. 10-9, Haney. 20-18, Haney.

First Round: Devin Haney establishes his great jab early and is often tied with George Kambosos Jr. who is searching for looping his right arm, which is the same punch that knocked out Teofimo Lopez from the first round of November. 10-9, Haney.

The next fight is coming!

The legendary Ring announcer Michael Buffer is doing fighter introductions. The first is Haney followed by Kambosos.

Devin Haney is already in the Ring. George Kambosos Jr. is traveling through the ring, flanked by flags from Australia as well as Greece.

Results:

Moloney ends Palicte by delivering a brutal third-round TKO

Jason Moloney, after four fights in the States, has made his return to Australia with an announcement.

The 31-year old scored a third-round TKO in the third round of Aston Palicte in a bantamweight fight. The main match-up for George Kambosos Jr. vs. Devin Haney.

Moloney (24-2 Moloney, 19 knockouts) defeated Palicte using one quick right hand. an avalanche of shots resulted in the referee Ignatius Missailidis coming in when Palicte fell down another time. The stoppage clock was 2:35.

A twin of Andrew Moloney, who was scheduled to be a competitor at this event, Jason has been rated as No. seven in the world by ESPN for bantamweight. Moloney’s victory was his third straight win since his seventh-round knockout loss to champion Naoya Inoue at the end of 2020.

Palicte (28-5-1 23 KOs) 31-year-old Filipino fighter from the Philippines defeated three times in the course of six bouts.

Browne scores must-see first-round KO over Fa

Lucas Browne, 43, had a spectacular performance with the first round TKO of fringe heavyweight Junior Fa.

Browne who is from Australia was able to send Fa falling to the floor by putting an overhand right in the ear. He and then smashed Fa by delivering a single right hand on the head.

Browne (31-3 Browne, 27 Browne (31-3, 27) was the most dominant winner for his professional career back in the year 2016 when Browne scored a 10th-round TKO of a fading variant of Ruslan Chagaev. However, he losing three times within the distance since with a first round TKO in the last fight against fellow journeyman Paul Gallen.

Fa (19-2 10 KOs) A 32-year-old man native of New Zealand, was competing for the first time since he lost an undisputed decision to former Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker in February 2021.

Nickolas and Higgins battle for a majority draw

Lachlan Hickgins and Terry Nickolas battled to a majority draw in a junior middleweight six-round fight.

A judge scored the fight for Higgins with a score of 58-56, however, the judge was invalidated by the twin tallies of 57 -57.

Higgins (7-4-2 2 knockouts) as well as Nickolas (2-1-1 2 KOs) took part in a thrilling fight between two top domestic fighters from Australia and New Zealand, but they couldn’t deliver the desired result. The fight was a preliminary bout before the main card kicks off.

In the women’s flyweight fight, which lasted five rounds, Taylah Robertson improved to 5-1 (with one knockout) with a unanimous shutout decision against Sarah Higginson. The three judges had the bout scored 50-45. Robertson’s first fight at 112 pounds.

Robertson is a 24 year old Australian who will be fighting again within just 10 days, in native country. Higginson also lost for the first time in her career as an amateur, dropping to 3-1-1 and 1 knockout.

Angeloni dominates Aitken in professional debut

Yoel Angeloni was successful in his professional debut with an unanimous decision victory against Ken Aitken in a four-round Welterweight fight.

The 18-year-old was left to deal with a swollen gash on the left side of his eye as a result of a smashing of heads. He was part of the Cuban National Youth Team before the start of his professional career in Italy which is where he currently is a resident.

Angeloni which is promoted by Lou DiBella, prevailed via 39-37, 39-3 along with 40-36 and 39-37 scorecards. Atken (3-1 1 KO) was defeated for the first time of his professional career.

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