George Kambosos Jr labelled Devin Haney as a “rat” and “informant”, because the pair got here face-to-face forward of their undisputed light-weight title showdown in Melbourne this weekend.
Kambosos Jr places the WBA ‘tremendous’, IBF, WBO and WBC Franchise belts he ripped away from Teofimo Lopez last November towards WBC champion, Haney on house soil at Marvel Stadium at roughly 2pm on Sunday in Australia and at 11pm ET.
The pair went back-and-forth throughout a heated first press conference on Sunday night time, with Kambosos Jr claiming that his rival supplied him with info on Lopez within the lead-up to his victory in New York.
“This man is an informant. This man is a rat,” the 28-year-old mentioned.
“Teofimo Lopez fights towards a foreigner, he was messaging me. He was telling me all the small print. ‘Teo on the hookah lounge, Teo having issues together with his spouse.’
“This can be a rat. That is an informant.
“You realize what, on Sunday, I’m going to whip your a**.
“And while you get again to Las Vegas, you’re gonna should look out for Teofimo Lopez, as a result of he’s going to be in search of you too.”
The Sydney man appeared set to defend his belts towards Vasiliy Lomachenko, nonetheless the three-weight world champion opted to stay in Ukraine to defend his nation towards the invasion from Russia after enlisting within the territorial military.
Kambosos Jr, unbeaten in his first 20 skilled fights, insists Haney was compelled right into a combat with him.
“I selected the most important fights doable. I took out Teofimo Lopez.
“Clearly, this man… I used to be ready to combat Lomachenko. That was accomplished. He couldn’t make it due to the [Ukraine] conflict.
“No downside, Devin, wanna step up? And he did, OK, however he was compelled into this. He’s not my necessary.”
“I might’ve fought anybody. I might’ve fought the garbageman outdoors if I needed to, however I selected you. You’re not my necessary. I picked you. You’re right here, and the whole lot is a go for Sunday.”
Haney, undefeated in 27 skilled fights, hit again on the feedback and accused his rival of placing on an act.
‘The Dream’ will likely be with out father and lead coach, Invoice Haney who was denied a visa to enter Australia, as a result of a felony medicine conviction in 1992, with Yoel Judah set to steer his nook.
“The federal government wouldn’t have put up the cash if it wasn’t towards me,” the 23-year-old mentioned.
“Me or Loma. After which Loma couldn’t combat, so then you definately needed to choose me.
“When is the act gonna cease? We will see proper by it. Simply be you, that’s all you gotta do. Be you. You’re performing.”
Kambosos Jr replied: “I’d slightly be an actor than a rat.”