With just under two weeks to go till they fight George Kambosos is trying to pile the pressure on Devin Haney.
Their undisputed lightweight showdown has seen Haney travel to Melbourne to take on Australia’s three-belt world champion at the city’s 56,000 capacity Marvel Stadium.
Haney will take his WBC title into the lion’s den but will be without his father and trainer Bill who couldn’t travel Down Under to a criminal conviction in the early 90s. His son will now have Yoel Judah in his corner.
Kambosos has taken the opportunity to exploit the issue facing the Haney family and the team.
“I hope his corner really love him and support him and are not just there for the payday, because if dad’s not there, they ain’t going to save you,” Kambosos told Sporting News.
“They’re not going to want to throw that towel in, because they’re there for the money. I hope they look after him but I’m going to punish this guy.”
Kambosos, who beat Teofimo Lopez last November to become the number one fighter at 135lbs, then pulled apart the 27-fight record of Haney.
“If you break it down, his first 20 flights were all in Mexico against cab drivers. I could have fought them all in one night and had that extra 20 [wins] on my record.
“His biggest fight is an over-the-hill, 40-year-old Linares, who hurt him and he held for the last few rounds, like my wife holds me.”
The unbeaten 28-year-old dismissed the skillset of Haney insisting he can match him and believes he can overwhelm the American.
“Everything I bring to the table is going to be too much for you and I’m just looking forward to shocking the world again.”
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