Manny Pacquiao plans to travel Down Under to support George Kambosos Jr against Devin Haney
Manny Pacquiao looks Down Under to support his mate and former sparring partner George Kambosos Jr against Devin Haney – as Tim Tszyu shocks fans with BOTH hand surgery
- Manny Pacquiao is set to travel Down Under to support George Kambosos Jr
- The Australian world champion was a training partner of the boxing legend
- Philippines election result could sabotage 43-year-old’s plans
- Elsewhere, Tim Tszyu had surgery on both hands due to a joint problem
Manny Pacquiao is reportedly considering a trip to Australia to support George Kambosos Jr, although the outcome of his presidential campaign may derail his plans.
Reigning WBA, WBO and IBF lightweight champion Kambosos will defend his world titles on home soil next month, with the plucky Aussie aiming for undisputed status against WBC king Devin Haney.
Kambosos played the role of primary sparring partner for three years with Pacquiao, before stealing the nest and seeking his own legacy.
Manny Pacquiao was considering a trip Down Under to support George Kambosos Jr
Kambosos Jr (R) and Pacquiao (L) have fought over 250 rounds together for three years
According to The Daily Telegraphthe boxing legend plans to travel to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to support the 28-year-old on June 5, pending the outcome of his run for the top job in the Philippines.
Pacquiao is tipped as an outside chance to be elected president of his country on May 9. Should the 43-year-old pick up an upset victory in the coming days, his schedule could prevent him from traveling Down Under.
Pacquiao knows Australia well, having faced Jeff Horn in Brisbane five years ago where he suffered a shock loss on points.
Pacquiao wants to go to Melbourne for June 5, but it will all depend on the outcome of next week’s presidential election
Elsewhere, Tim Tszyu took the surprise decision to undergo surgery on both hands before flying to the United States to take a look at his two arch-rivals.
The Australian contender is expected to be at ringside for Jermell Charlo’s rematch with Brian Castano for the undisputed super welterweight championship in California next weekend.
And the title hopeful’s team has confirmed that he’s cleaned both pairs of fingers to ensure he enters his big fight in top condition.
Elsewhere, Tim Tszyu underwent surgery on both hands for cleaning ahead of his trip to the United States
“Tim has been fighting with sore hands the past few fights, so given the extended time frame in which we expect the Castano vs. Charlo rematch, it was prudent to sort it out,” Tszyu manager Glen said. Jennings, via The Mail Mail.
“We had the corrective surgery to make sure Tim’s hands are ready for the biggest fight of his life.
“Our team doctor, Dr. Bill Anseline, consulted with renowned hand surgeon, Dr. Damien Ryan, who was extremely pleased with the surgical outcome and assured Tim that he would be ready for his world title fight. with two good hands ready to go.”