If fellow lightweights would’ve occupied Devin Haney’s position, some of them seemingly wouldn’t have agreed to fight George Kambosos Jr. in Australia once, let alone twice.

The demand by Kambosos’ team to box Kambosos twice in Kambosos’ home country if Haney beats Kambosos on June 5 didn’t deter Haney. The unbeaten WBC world lightweight champion’s confidence is so high that he didn’t allow that potential obstacle to stand in the way of his opportunity of a lifetime – to become boxing’s first fully unified lightweight champion of the four-belt era.

ESPN will televise the 12-round, 135-pound bout between Sydney’s Kambosos (20-0, 10 KOs) and Las Vegas’ Haney (27-0, 15 KOs) on June 5 from Marvel Stadium in Melbourne. If the slightly favored Haney wins a fight that’ll air the night of June 4 in the United States, he’ll owe Kambosos an immediate rematch somewhere in Australia.

“Most people wouldn’t have chose to go to Australia twice, especially many champions wouldn’t have accepted that,” Haney told BoxingScene.com. “But, you know, I trusted my talent, I trusted my skills and I feel like if we would fight 10 times in Australia, then I would beat him 10 times. So, I know once I beat him once, he probably wouldn’t even wanna fight me the second time, which would show how bad I’m gonna beat him in the first fight. But if he does, then we’ll go right back and we’ll do it again. That’s no problem.”

Securing the Kambosos bout also required the Oakland native to agree to a multi-fight deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Inc. and Lou DiBella, Kambosos’ promoter. At least Haney’s next three fights will either air on ESPN or headline ESPN Pay-Per-View events as part of that agreement.

Haney’s past six bouts were promoted by Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn and streamed by DAZN. The 23-year-old Haney admits it was tough to walk away from Matchroom and DAZN, at least temporarily, yet he had to do what was best for his career in the short term.

“The fight got made because I knew I would be kicking myself,” Haney explained, “knowing that I [didn’t do] everything that I possibly could and it didn’t get made. So, I’m happy it ended up getting made and, you know, it’s something I’ve always dreamed of, fighting for undisputed. Finally, I got my opportunity, and I look to take full advantage of it because these opportunities don’t come by every day. How many undisputed champions has there been? Hasn’t been many. It’s been, what, six? So, it just shows you how blessed I am to get an opportunity to be in this position. And I’m taking full advantage of it.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.