Devin Haney is ready for any in-ring scenario ahead of his rematch with George Kambosos Jr.

That said, the unbeaten and undisputed lightweight champion has a sense of what to expect from his familiar foe.

“It’s no secret what he’s going to do,” Haney told “Even a blind man can see that he’s going to come out and try to go full throttle. That’s common sense.”

Haney will travel back down under to defend the undisputed crown against Sydney’s Kambosos (20-1, 10KOs), with the two to meet in an ESPN-televised main event on October 15 (Sunday, October 16 local time) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne. The Las Vegas-based champ made the same road trip four months ago, soundly outpointing Kambosos to defend his WBC title and win the lineal/WBA ‘Super/IBF/WBO titles atop a June 4 ESPN show at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne.

The first undisputed lightweight championship since Pernell Whitaker fully unified the division in 1990 saw the 23-year-old Haney (28-0, 15KOs) deliver a defensively responsible performance. Kambosos landed just 100-of-417 total punches (24%), a dramatic drop from his 739 punches thrown and 182 landed in his championship winning effort against unbeaten Teofimo Lopez last November 27 in New York City.

Haney has been known to shut down his opponents, though it’s not a tried-and-true formula. His previous two opponents—Joseph Diaz and Jorge Linares—both managed to land more power punches on Haney than any other foe to that point, before reverting to his ring brilliance against Kambosos.

The onus is on Kambosos to prove whether their first fight was an off night or if he is just in over his head against a supremely gifted boxer. Haney is confident that the latter will prove true.

“What we have to see, if that was his game plan the first time and I just neutralized it or if it wasn’t his game plan we will see how I can neutralize him coming at me,” noted Haney. “It’s going to come down again to me handicapping what he wants to do and use it against him.”

Haney is a -800 to repeat, according to Caesars Sportsbook who lists Kambosos as a +550 underdog to avenge his lone career defeat.

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for Twitter: @JakeNDaBox