Bill Haney has arrived in Australia, says “Kambosos, you in trouble”
By Huck Allen: Trainer Bill Haney has arrived in Australia at the airport and has reunited with his son, Devin Haney, and will be there tonight when he battles unified champ George Kambosos Jr. for the undisputed 135-lb championship.
Bill has had problems getting a visa to make the trip to Australia due to the government of that country blocking his entry because of a 30-year-old prior drug conviction dating back to 1992.
With Bill having arrived in Australia, he’ll work WBC lightweight champion Haney’s title fight tonight against the unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBC Franchise/WBO champ Kambosos’s contest at the Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The winner of tonight’s Kambosos vs. Haney fight will be the undisputed champion at lightweight. It could lead to massive money fights down the road against George ‘Tank’ Davis, Vasyl Lomachenko, Ryan Garcia, and Shakur Stevenson.
“He’s going to put on a hell of a performance. People are going to be surprised at his growth,” said Bill Haney to Top Rank Boxing moments after arriving at the airport in Australia.
“Devin, I’m on my way. Kambosos, you in trouble,” Bill said. “George, I don’t like what you’ve been doing with my son. It’s going down. I’m on my way.
“Kambosos, you in trouble. You have been said a lot; you did a lot. We got everything there. We got the youth; we got the experience. We’re well prepared,” said Bill Haney.
The 28-year-old Kambosos has been playing mind games for weeks, trying out different themes to confuse & stress Haney out.
Lately, Kambosos has given Devin grief about advice that he’d given him before his fight last November against former undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.
Kambosos had no qualms about outing Haney over the tips that he’d given him for the Teofimo fight, painting him as an “informant” for having him given out that information to defeat his fellow U.S countryman.
When that strategy failed to worry Haney, Kambosos missed weight on his first two tries during Friday’s weigh-in. It wasn’t until Kambosos’ third attempt at the scales that he could finally make the 135-lb limit at 134 1/2 lbs. Interestingly, Kambosos revealed that he had been playing more mind games as part of the ‘Art of War.‘
It’s unknown if Haney was bothered by any of Kambosos’ feigned weight issues. With Haney’s background, having fought at an early age in Tijuana, Mexico as a 17-year-old teenager against adults much older than him from that country, it’s unlikely that he’s stressed at Kambosos’ ‘Art of War’ mind games.
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