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George Kambosos’ Meal Just Before Missing Weight Limit For Devin Haney Fight Is Revealed

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Legendary Australian boxing trainer Johnny Lewis explains why he’s confident George Kambosos Jr will beat Devin Haney – while Aussie’s meal just before he missed the weight limit is revealed

  • Kambosos missed the weight limit by 160 grams on Saturday; meal not to blame
  • Johnny Lewis brought Jeff Fenech and Kostya Tszyu to world titles in a great career
  • Hall of fame trainer says Aussie can stop Haney late in the fight

Now that he’s made it to the weight, Johnny Lewis is confident that George Kambosos Jr will take another big step to become Australia’s greatest boxer with victory in Sunday’s undisputed lightweight world title fight with American Devin Haney.

Lewis believes Kambosos will be hungry enough to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF belts he stole from Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden, as well as take Haney’s WBC belt at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium.

If he does, the Sydney fighter will become only the eighth man to be an undisputed world champion in the 18-year four-division era.

Kambosos’ preparation for the fight went off the rails on Saturday when he rose about 160 grams above the 135-pound lightweight limit, before returning an hour later to get comfortably below the line.

Kambosos tells the crowd at Saturday’s weigh-in that he purposely missed the weight limit to mess with Devin Haney. He certainly didn’t come by because he had a huge dinner

Looks like a huge Friday night meal wasn’t to blame, with the Aussie champion telling Fox Sports he had two barramundi fillets for dinner.

Lewis believes Kambosos will have improved himself as a fighter after shocking the sport by dethroning Teofimo Lopez last November.

“I think Haney may be trying to steal it with his boxing, but I’m leaning towards a lot of improvement in George.

“George has that certain something and becoming world champion is not something he gives up. He loves it.

“He loves being world champion and I have a feeling that this time around we will see an even better George Kambosos than when he won the title.”

Johnny Lewis took Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu and Jeff Harding to world titles and is in the Boxing Hall of Fame.  He says Kambosos Haney can stop if he catches early

Johnny Lewis took Jeff Fenech, Kostya Tszyu and Jeff Harding to world titles and is in the Boxing Hall of Fame. He says Kambosos Haney can stop if he catches early

Lewis, legendary trainer and former cornerman of Kostya Tszyu and Jeff Fenech, believes Kambosos (20-0, 10KO) can even stop Haney (27-0, 15KO).

“If George can take control and dictate the fight early on, and I mean in the first two rounds, there’s a good chance he’ll hold him back towards the end,” Lewis said.

“But I’m sure George will win the fight.”

Kambosos survived a scare during Saturday’s dramatic weigh-in, in which he initially exceeded the 135-pound limit.

The 28-year-old hit the scales at 135.36 pounds before weighing in at 134.46 pounds 70 minutes later after a hot shower.

The Australian champion had to strip naked when he tried to gain weight on Saturday but couldn't

The Australian champion had to strip naked when he tried to gain weight on Saturday but couldn’t

‘Doesn’t change anything. It’s changing his mindset now. Believe me. Art of warfare. Deception,’ said Kambosos.

‘Bring it on. More than ready. Let’s go.’

Kambosos already believes he is Australia’s best boxer ever, but Lewis says that’s premature.

“Let’s say George is on the brink of being above that with Kostya and Fenech as Australia’s greatest contemporary fighters,” said Lewis.

“If he becomes champion around this time next year, you have to say he’s with them.

‘I wouldn’t look for comparisons now. The emphasis on George is on turning back any challenge that comes his way.

“When it’s all over, you can sit back and go through it all.”

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