Haney added Kambosos’ WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring belts to the WBC strap he already held because the American managed the struggle in entrance of 41,129 followers to change into the primary undisputed champion on the weight because the begin of the four-belt period.
"I used to be snug. I used to be sticking to the sport plan, the sport plan was to go in and hit and never get hit and I did that for almost all of the struggle. "I took the final spherical off as a result of I knew I used to be comfortably forward, however I fought a great, good struggle." Kambosos, who turned world champion when he scored a shock win over Teofimo Lopez final November, threatened to ignite a cautious opening spherical with a late flurry of punches.
Haney, although, was unflustered by the Australian’s makes an attempt to impose himself, utilizing his jab to steadily achieve management of the struggle and Kambosos’ face began to mark up below the eyes by the midway level.
The American was pushed to the canvas throughout the eighth and Kambosos upped his tempo within the subsequent spherical however, along with his opponent persevering with to show elusive, the house boxer grew more and more pissed off.
Kambosos was unable to make a lot of an impression on the 23-year-old, nevertheless, and ultimately the judges handed Haney a cushty margin of victory, with two judges scoring the bout 116-112 and the opposite giving the American a 118-110 win.
"I wish to take the very best check, the toughest check and I’m going to offer him full respect for his victory and let him have his time," mentioned Kambosos, who misplaced for the primary time in 21 fights.
"We’ll do it once more. I've to implement just a few issues however I believed the struggle was very shut.”