Moment George Kambosos Jr goes into Devin Haney’s dressing room to congratulate him on win – only to be slammed by the American’s father who claims Aussie had just been arguing with HIS dad
- Bill Haney wasn’t happy with George Kambosos Jr pre-bout trash talking
- Labelled his son Devin Haney a ‘rat’ for passing on intel about Teófimo Lopez
- In a FightHype.com clip, Haney snr asked ‘Where’d you get that rat sh*t from?
- Haney had the last laugh, winning via a unanimous points decision last Sunday
Vision has emerged of George Kambosos Jr entering Devin Haney’s dressing room last Sunday to congratulate him on taking his belts away – and it didn’t take long for the American’s father to give him a serve.
Bill Haney wasn’t happy with the trash talking pre-bout, which saw Kambosos reveal the undisputed lightweight champion sent him a series of text messages in the lead-up to his world title fight against Teófimo Lopez last November.
In a clear attempt to rattle Haney mentally, Kambosos, 28, labelled the US fighter a ‘rat’ for passing on valuable intel about Lopez.
It didn’t have the desired effect, with Haney winning via a unanimous points decision at Marvel Stadium last Sunday.
In the clip, a fired-up Haney snr interrupted the friendly chat between the two boxers.
‘Where’d you get that rat s**t from?’ he asked. ‘Who told you to say that?’
Vision has emerged online of George Kambosos Jr entering Devin Haney’s dressing room last Sunday to congratulate him – and it didn’t take long for Bill Haney to give him a serve
In a clip shared by FightHype.com, a fired up Haney snr (pictured right) can be heard asking Kambosos about that ‘rat sh*t’
Kambosos can be seen ignoring the question, telling the US fighter his ‘jab surprised him’, with Haney stating his rival ‘had better hands than I thought.’
Bill Haney – who clashed with Kambosos’ father Jim in the lead-up to the bout – also asked, ‘Where your dad at? Why he didn’t come with you?’
Kambosos replies that his father would come see Bill.
‘Tell him to stay with you,’ Haney senior said. ‘When you came over, as a man, he stayed over there, and I saw you guys arguing. Stay together. Stay together.’
‘My father’s my main man,’ Kambosos replied.
A rematch is likely this October or November, with Melbourne again the expected location thanks to a clause in place with the Victorian government.
Sports Minister Martin Pakula said Melbourne was the logical destination given its status as ‘one of the world’s great sporting cities’ before pointing out ‘our sporting fans turn up to events like nowhere else in the country.’
NSW sporting chiefs were said to be baffled Sunday’s fight was staged in Melbourne given Kambosos Jnr is from the Harbour City.
But the lack of a roof at Sydney Olympic Park or Sydney Football Stadium played into Melbourne’s hands – and is likely to again open the door for an encore Marvel Stadium fight.
Speaking post-bout, Kambosos Jr insists he knows how to beat Haney in their rematch later this year.
George Kambosos Jr (right) was defeated by a masterful Devin Haney last Sunday at Marvel Stadium
Haney, 23, became undisputed lightweight champion with a unanimous decision victory after 12 rounds
The 28-year-old suffered the first defeat of his 21-fight career as Haney, 23, became the youngest undisputed champion in the four-belt era with a dominant victory.
Haney was sharp and spiteful from the opening bell, earning two scores of 116-112 and one of 118-110 from the judges as he put in a masterful performance to etch his name in the history books.
‘We had the game plan, which unfortunately we couldn’t implement the way we wanted do,’ Kambosos said.
‘He just fought his game with that jab. He (Haney) just boxed off that jab and he did hold a lot.
‘The ref let a few things go as well, which should have been pulled up a touch, but it is what it is. I’ll go back to the drawing board with my team.
‘Congratulations to Devin Haney and the team. They came all the way out here, like I did with Lopez, and they got the win. But I’ll be back.’