Every one of the lightweight belts authoritatively will be on the line when George Kambosos Jr. what’s more, Devin Haney meet at Marvel Stadium on Sunday (9 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN/ESPN+).
In any case, not before there was some late show here Saturday morning.
Kambosos at first came in .36 pounds over the 135-pound (61.2kg) lightweight cutoff. He stripped down totally and hopped on the scales for a third endeavor to make weight behind an assortment of towels, simply just on the horizon in over the breaking point.
Kambosos’ inability to make weight ignited warmed scenes, with the two warriors meeting as their separate camps traded words around them, the feelings taking steps to bubble over as the two scoffs and cheers rang out from the little yet vocal group at Margaret Court Arena.
The Australian warrior, who holds the WBO, WBA, IBF and The Ring titles, then, at that point, got back to the stage a little more than an hour after the fact – – he had two hours complete to come in less than 135 – – and recorded the authority weight of 134.49 pounds, making Sunday’s battle official.
With the group behind him, Kambosos then, at that point, put forth a valiant effort to downplay what is happening.
“Specialty of war, misdirection, perhaps I did it deliberately,” he said.
“This doesn’t change anything. Specialty of war, double dealing, ready and waiting. I’m prepared.”
Haney prior had tipped the scales at 134.92 pounds.
Detecting the potential chance to land a prefight mental blow, Haney was quick to heap onto Kambosos’ prior blunder.
“I said he ain’t s- – – , he ain’t made weight,” Haney said in the wake of being asked everything he had said to Kambosos when the two warriors had settled in front of an audience.
“I knew what I needed to do, I made weight, and I’m a genuine hero.
“When it’s all said and done, he’s kissed up, he’s dry. I don’t have the foggiest idea, what will be will be. We’ve actually got to go in there and battle. Be that as it may, I’m a genuine boss, and genuine heroes make weight.”
Haney was likewise floated by Friday’s news that his dad and mentor, Bill Haney, had been conceded a late visa to enter Australia, permitting him to be ringside for Sunday’s battle.
“That meant the world to me,” he said. “Much obliged to you to the Victorian Government, thank you, God, and I can hardly trust that my father will make it.
“There are no nerves, man, I’m prepared.”