He defeated Hannibal Combos to become the first undisputed lightweight champion in 32 years

Haney gave his Australian rival his first professional defeat in front of more than 40,000 fans at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium as he added Combos’ WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles to his WBC belt.

The Americans remained undefeated at 28-0 (15 KOs) and claimed that the “dream come true” after the battle.

All three judges on the ringside scored for Haney, two 116-112 and the other 118-110.

Henny became the eighth boxer in history to win all four titles at the same time, and the first lightweight boxer to do so since Parnell Whitaker in 1990.

After his historic performance, Haney said: “I was relaxed. I got stuck in the game plan.

“It simply came to our notice then.

“I finished the last round because I know I’m comfortable ahead, but I gave a good, smart fight.”

Combosos said the defeat was understandable, but said he wanted to rematch down the line and indicated he would learn from the mistakes he made in the tournament.

The 28-year-old said, “I want to give the best test, the most difficult test and I will give him all the respect for his victory and give him time.”

“We’ll do it again. I have some things to do but I think the fight is very close.”

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