A slight shadow of doubt was cast over the George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney undisputed lightweight title fight, as Kambosos Jr needed to return to the scales to make weight for the bout. Kambosos came in at 135.36 pounds at first attempt, but got well within the lightweight limit as he returned to the scales within the prescribed 2 hour limit to weigh in at 134.49 pounds. Haney weighed in at 134.92 pounds on first attempt.
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George Kambosos Jr. weighs in at 135.36 pounds — slightly over the lightweight limit.
He will have 2 hours to cut down to the 135 pound limit. #KambososHaneypic.twitter.com/UEHUBogcTo
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 4, 2022
Kambosos Jr put this down to deception. When asked Kambosos Jr responded with: "Art of war baby, deception let them believe this was done, "Everything is for a cause. Everything is for a process. Trust me. Maybe I did it on purpose.
"I took a piss, simple and easy. I chilled out, I was about to have a Greek coffee. I thought nah let me go make the weight then I'm going to have my Greek coffee.
"It changes nothing, it changes his mindset now."
"Maybe I did it on purpose."@GeorgeKambosos reacts to today's Weigh-In drama in Melbourne. pic.twitter.com/cRlT5leiKY
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) June 4, 2022
Former IBF world super middleweight champion Caleb Plant slammed Kambosos Jr for his antics, tweeting out: "It’s not deception if you tell everyone…. That takes all the “deception” out of it…"
It’s not deception if you tell everyone…. That takes all the “deception” out of it…
— CalebPlant (@SweetHandsPlant) June 4, 2022
Former WBC super welterweight champion Sergio Mora couldn't believe what he was seeing: "Biggest fight of Kambosos career & he misses the weight!! Only missing by .36 of a pound means he’s already bone dry & struggling. This will have a big impact on confidence tomorrow."
Biggest fight of Kambosos career & he misses the weight!! Only missing by .36 of a pound means he’s already bone dry & struggling. This will have a big impact on confidence tomorrow.
— Sergio Mora (@TheLatinSnake_) June 4, 2022