Legend in Aussie's corner for world title fight

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George Kambosos jnr volition person the value of the federation connected his shoulders erstwhile goes up against Devin Haney astatine Marvel Stadium connected Sunday week but helium could besides person legendary erstwhile satellite champion Manny Pacquiao successful his corner.

The gritty Aussie volition purpose to go conscionable the eighth undisputed satellite champion crossed each value divisions since the four-belt epoch began successful 2004, and if things spell to plan, he'll person nary different than Pacquaio connected his side, aft the boxing fable missed retired connected his accidental to go president of the Philippines successful the country's caller election.

Kambosos was Pacquiao's main sparring spouse for 3 years, with the Aussie crediting his clip with the boxing superstar for giving him assurance successful the aboriginal days and instilling content successful himself erstwhile it came clip to combat Teofimo Lopez past year.

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Pacquiao is nary alien to Australia, having taken connected Jeff Horn successful Brisbane 5 years agone wherever helium suffered a daze points defeat. Kambosos hopes the legend's beingness volition hitch disconnected connected him against Haney.

Pacquiao mislaid successful arguable manner to Jeff Horn successful 2017.

"That's what I'm hearing, that he's going to beryllium here," Kambosos told The Sydney Morning Herald.

"I look guardant to catching up with him. We support successful interaction and unfortunately, helium didn't win successful his propulsion to go president, but he's a beardown man. I'm definite helium volition beryllium pushing for the adjacent election.

"My clip with Manny Pacquiao was invaluable for my career, particularly aboriginal successful the piece.

"I was doing my 12-round preparations similar helium was, truthful erstwhile I got to my title fights, I knew precisely what I had to bash to go satellite champion.

"He said I was acceptable to go satellite champion backmost then. Hearing that from an all-time great, from a feline similar Manny Pacquiao, erstwhile he's telling you successful 2017-18 you should beryllium a champion close present …that gave maine an other boost."

Kambosos, the bookies' underdog for his archetypal rubric defence, has a rematch clause successful his declaration successful lawsuit helium loses against Haney, but if helium gets past the American his adjacent defence volition besides beryllium astatine Marvel Stadium against Vasily Lomachenko successful October oregon November, the 2nd combat of a two-fight woody with the Victorian government.

The undefeated Sydney champion's begetter Jim Kambosos said the program is to clasp events successful Sydney aft their existent statement expires.

"We're Sydney guys, we privation to bash it successful Sydney arsenic well," helium said.

"The concealed is to support winning, which we're assured we'll bash against Devin Haney.

"We've got a caller stadium that volition beryllium finished by past astatine Moore Park, the Sydney Football Stadium. It hasn't got a extortion connected it, but I'm definite we could bash it astatine a clip erstwhile the upwind is simply a spot drier. We privation to support warring present for a agelong time."

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