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Fans BOO the American national anthem just before George Kambosos takes on Devin Haney 

Disgraceful followers BOO the American national anthem just before George Kambosos takes on Devin Haney

  • Fans booed the Star Spangled Banner because it was carried out by Ben Clark 
  • Greek and Australian national anthems rang out to loud cheers 
  • Fans stood as one for Advance Australia Fair just previous to the bout starting 

The build-up to George Kambosos Junior’s megafight towards Devin Haney was soured when followers at Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium booed the American national anthem on Sunday.

Audible boos rang out when Ben Clark carried out the Star Spangled Banner, taking the gloss off what had till then been an electrical ambiance inside the packed venue.

It was adopted by a rousing efficiency of Greece’s Hymn to Liberty by Tina Kokkalis, which drew an unbelievable cheer from the big variety of Greek-Australian followers in the crowd before the singer launched into Advance Australia Fair – with the total crowd standing for the track.

Ben Clark gave a fine acapella rendition of the US national anthem but was greeted with a loud wave of booing at Marvel Stadium

Ben Clark gave a high quality acapella rendition of the US national anthem however was greeted with a loud wave of booing at Marvel Stadium

The crowd booing Haney on his ring walk was expected - but booing the Star Spangled Banner was a big disappointment (pictured, Kambosos Jr walks to the ring with his father Jim)

The crowd booing Haney on his ring stroll was anticipated – however booing the Star Spangled Banner was an enormous disappointment (pictured, Kambosos Jr walks to the ring along with his father Jim)

Those boos returned and reached a crescendo when Haney emerged for his ring stroll before the Aussie got here out to rapturous cheers.

Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer – whose ‘let’s get able to rumble’ line has turn into synonymous with boxing – launched the fighters before the opening bell.

The booing of his anthem did not seem to have an effect on Haney, who had the higher of the opening rounds behind a fantastic jab. 

The booing didn't appear to affect Haney, who had the better of the opening exchanges

The booing did not seem to have an effect on Haney, who had the higher of the opening exchanges

Kambosos Jr despatched shockwaves round the world final year as he defeated Teofimo Lopez – who got here into the bout on the again of beating Vasyl Lomachenko – to turn into the WBA, IBF and WBO champion. 

The 23-year-old American is unbeaten in his 27 skilled outings, final seeing off the problem of Joseph Diaz with a one-sided unanimous resolution win in December final year. He would turn into the youngest undisputed champion in the four-belt period with a victory.

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