Top Rank Boxing Card Live Results 6/4: Kambosos vs Haney
Main Event: George Kambosos Jr vs Devin Haney (12 Rounds, Undisputed Lightweight Championship)
The main event tonight on ESPN was a highly anticipated bout for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world. Devin Haney used his length and jab to keep Kambosos at bay early in the fight. Haney showed a great understanding of distance and did not allow Kambosos to use his hand speed on the inside. Haney’s combination work and foot speed proved to be too much for Kambosos. Never being able to get his hometown crowd going, Kambosos was left without an answer for the young American’s skills throughout the 12 round duration. Haney improves to 28-0 (15 KOs), as he hands Kambosos (20-1, 10 KOs) his first professional defeat. Haney becomes the undisputed lightweight world champion, and at 23 years of age has arrived as a true superstar in the sport of boxing.
ESPN Co-Feature: Jason Moloney vs Aston Palicte (10 Rounds, Bantamweights)
Former title challenger Jason Moloney faced off against Aston Palicte in a 10-rounder on ESPN’s co-feature. The first few rounds were competitive, and the fight was fought mostly in close range. Moloney seemed to be getting the better of the exchanges, landing strong hooks to the body. Moloney’s success continued in the third round landing his straight right hand, and dropped Palicte with a short right hand as he tried to land an uppercut. Palicte would rise to his feet, but Moloney jumped right on him and forced the stoppage after another quick knockdown occurred. Moloney improves to 24-2 (19 KOs) with the statement victory, and Palicte falls to 28-5-1 (23 KOs). Moloney impressed with the victory, and will be in the running for another title opportunity at 118lbs.
ESPN Undercard: Junior Fa vs Lucas Browne (10 Rounds Heavyweights)
Junior Fa squared off with Lucas Browne in the first fight on the ESPN telecast. Lucas Browne came into the fight a massive underdog, but stunned Fa when he dropped him just over a minute into the fight. Fa was still clearly wobbly as he got to his feet, and the fight could have easily been stopped after the first knockdown. However, the fight continued briefly, but was eventually waved off after another huge overhand right from Browne put Fa down and out. The 43-year-old Browne shocks the world as he improves to 31-3 (28 KOs), while Fa falls to 19-2 (10 KOs).