George Kambosos Jr. is not taking his first career loss lying down, vowing to win back his belts after activating his rematch clause.

George Kambosos Jr. and Devin Haney are set to run it back for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world.

In an unsurprising move, Kambosos has reportedly activated the rematch clause after he was soundly defeated in a 12-round war at Marvel Stadium earlier this month.

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A crowd of 40,000 Aussies were silenced as Haney delivered a jabbing masterclass to secure Kambosos’ WBA, IBF and WBO belts, added them to the American’s WBC title.

But famously, Kambosos had a rematch clause in his favour for another fight in Australia leading into the fight and has activated it.

“Yes, the rematch is happening, 100 per cent. I have activated the rematch clause,” Kambosos told Newscorp.

“We haven’t finalised a venue. There’s options for Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. It will be in Australia which is great.

“I know I can win a rematch. I will make some changes and this is my destiny to show how great I am and get those belts back.

“The Emperor is dead, but Ferocious is still alive and I will be back.”

Kambosos was 20-0 heading into the Haney fight but burst into the public consciousness when he defeated Teofimo Lopez to take the American’s three title belts.

And instead of taking a victory lap, Kambosos took the hardest fight available in Haney.

Speaking to The Sun, Kambosos’ promoter Lou DiBella said he was hoping for less distractions leading into the fight.

Kambosos was insanely busy on the media front leading into the fight and even failed to make weight on the first attempt before the fight.

DiBella said it cost Kambosos dearly.

“Honestly, myself as a fan I don’t think George fought his fight, I did not think he fought well,” he said.

“I think there were a lot of distractions in front of the fight that shouldn’t have been there.

“I think that he can enter the fight more focused and he can certainly fight better than he did, I don’t think it was a typical George Kambosos night.

“But it was a boxing clinic by Devin and on that particular night I think that Devin would have beaten almost anybody.

“He had an incredible jab and a great game plan and Devin executed it perfectly and that’s why Devin is undisputed right now.

“The eye has to be on the fight. The eye of the entire team has to be on the fight. The team has to be united going into the fight.

“So when there are distractions – and yes some are out of George’s control because for the first time you’re fighting in your home country in front of a gigantic crowd.

“So there’s pressure with that but you need to remain focused and I know George and I wasn’t pleased, I don’t think anyone was, when George missed the weight.

“That was another distraction and it gives a bit of ammunition to your opponent.

“I think there’s things he can do better next time and if there is a rematch, he will do better.”

The rematch was not the most popular option after the fight as the lightweight division has some genuine stars fight fans wanted to see battle, including Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia and Vasyl Lomachenko.

The rematch is set to take place in November.

As for Haney, he has no problems with coming back to Australia, although teased it was a possibility that he could step up to junior welterweight and vacate his lightweight belts.

“At the end of the day, you know, I just feel like I did it once, I can do it again,” Haney told

“We know what to expect. We shared the ring with him. We know what he brings to the table. Even though he will try to make adjustments, there’s nothing that he can do to surprise us because he threw everything he could at us the first fight, and we’re ready for whatever in the second one.”

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