George Kambosos Jr and Devin Haney to fight for undisputed lightweight title in Australia

Lightweight champions George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney set to battle for the undisputed world title at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The Emperor, and his new belts, are coming home.

Australia's 'Ferocious' George Kambosos Jr. - the WBC Franchise, WBA, IBF and WBO world champion will collide against Devin Haney for the undisputed lightweight title on June 4.

The unification battle will take place at Marvel Stadium, in Melbourne, Australia, and will be broadcast in prime time, live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes & ESPN+.

Kambosos, who was born and raised in Sydney, returns to the friendly Down Under confines for the most significant boxing match in Australian history.

Event organizers hope to break the Australian attendance record of 51,026 set by the 2017 Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn super fight in Brisbane. Kambosos is of Greek descent, and Melbourne has the world's largest Greek population outside of Greece.

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Promoted by DiBella Entertainment, Ferocious Promotions, Top Rank, Devin Haney Promotions, Duco Events and TEG Sport, undercard bouts and ticketing details will be announced shortly. Devin Haney Promotions recently entered into a multi-fight co-promotional pact with DiBella Entertainment and Top Rank.

Kambosos said: "After five years of chasing championship glory abroad and fighting in enemy territory, I return home to defend what I have conquered in the boxing world, my world lightweight titles.

"Everything I have put my mind to and manifested has come true with my relentless hard work, dedication and discipline to the sport I love. I have always said I would become world champion the hard way, fighting abroad and then bring back a mega stadium fight to make my world title defence.

"On June 4 at the amazing 60,000+ seat Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, I get to do just that at home in Australia's biggest boxing event ever, when I defend my IBF, WBO, WBA, WBC Franchise and Ring Magazine lightweight world titles against Devin Haney, who will be putting up his version of his WBC title.

"I am very excited and hungry to continue building my legacy, and I will be victorious by any means necessary on June 4 when Haney steps up into the lion's den of Marvel Stadium against this Aussie Greek lion. I will take not only his belt but put a serious dent in his young career."

"The Emperor, George Kambosos, is a different breed. He sought out the challenge of Vasiliy Lomachenko to give the people of Australia the biggest event possible. When duty to country made 'Loma' unavailable, George demanded the biggest event possible and greatest challenge in Devin Haney," said Lou DiBella, President of DiBella Entertainment.

"June 4 will be epic. Credit goes to George for his unprecedented drive to greatness and to Devin Haney for being a man of his word and accepting the final lightweight unification for boxing fans worldwide. Great appreciation to the Victorian Government for their patience and unwavering commitment to bringing this mega event to Marvel Stadium in the beautiful city of Melbourne."

Haney said: "First and foremost, I'd like to give all praise to Allah. Without him, none of this is possible. Secondly, I'd like to thank my father and trainer, Bill Haney, who is my rock, and my team and family for their support and countless sacrifices throughout this journey.

"Thank you to Lou DiBella, Bob Arum and ESPN for giving us this huge platform and the opportunity of a lifetime. I'd also like to give a special thanks to the Victorian Government and officials for hosting this event.

"I began my career fighting in small bars in Mexico. Now I'm on the cusp of greatness showcasing my skills on the world's stage fighting for lightweight supremacy. I didn't come this far to only come this far. Come June 4, I claim my place in history and add to my legacy! Undisputed lightweight king… I'm coming for all the belts!"

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