BREAKING NEWS: Bill Haney ‘WILL be in Melbourne for son Devin’s undisputed fight against George Kambosos Jr after U-turn visa gives American 11-hour boost’
- Bill Haney flies to Melbourne to support his son against George Kambosos
- Reports suggest the US trainer has been granted a visa to enter the country
- Devin Haney had prepared to fight without his father and mentor in his corner
- A conviction from 30 years ago seemed to prevent Bill Haney from entering
- The shock twist will give a big boost to the WBC king prior to his clash
Bill Haney will be in attendance this weekend for his son’s tilt to greatness after the boxing coach was granted a visa to enter Australia, the claim reports.
Devin Haney, 23, will aim to become the undisputed lightweight champion when he takes on united lightweight king George Kambosos Jr at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon local time.
The WBC franchise champion agreed to travel Down Under without his father and trainer Bill, and his mentor was barred from entering Australia due to a drug conviction obtained 30 years ago.
The 23-year-old and his team had been making plans to get his father close to the action that evening, using a Bill-Bot — a four-wheeled device with an iPad attached to it — designed to keep Haney Sr remotely involved in the action. night.
Haney Jr’s team also saw a request to use earphones designed to provide live feedback from his father between rounds turned down by the boxing commission, with Kambosos Jr refusing to allow his rival to use the technology. to use.
However, boxing scene reports that the Australian government has granted Haney Sr a visa and that he will travel to Melbourne in an 11th hour boost for the WBC title holder.
Devin Haney’s Dad Bill (R) Reportedly Got a Visa to Enter Australia
Haney traveled Down Under without his father as he was denied entry due to a drug conviction obtained 30 years ago
However, reports claim a last minute U-turn has granted Haney Sr a visa and he will fly to Melbourne in an 11th hour boost for the WBC champion
Kambosos Jr had refused to allow Haney to use an earpiece during the fight
Haney Jr had brought in Yoel Judah – the father of former champion Zab Judah – to replace Bill for this fight, but at the final U-turn, the stand-in coach will likely step back.
Bill admitted prior to the latest development that “a lot of emotions” were involved when he said goodbye to his son at the Las Vegas airport earlier this month and admitted how fierce the fight was after Devin flew to Australia.
“It’s the biggest moment of his boxing life, and it’s gotten more real now that Devin has come out to run man’s affairs,” he told USA Today.