Devin Haney makes young fan's dream come true ahead of George Kambosos Jr fight

  • Tom Ward
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Devin Haney made a young fan’s dream come true last night after visiting the Koori Boxing Club in Melbourne earlier this week.

Haney, 23, will fight unified lightweight world champion George Kambosos Jr in his own backyard of Australia on Saturday night.

The two go head-to-head in a monumental undisputed lightweight bout at Marvel Stadium with Kambosos’ WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles on the line in addition to Haney’s WBC belt.

It’s the 23-year-old’s first bout since he fought Joseph Diaz Jr in December 2021.

Haney has been in Melbourne for the last month, where he has been busy preparing for arguably the biggest fight of his career to date.

His father and trainer Bill Haney has been prevented from travelling to Australia, so he has had to do so without the assistance of his head coach.

But that didn’t stop him from taking some time out of his preparation to help the next generation.

Check out the video below to see Haney teach the young fan a few moves prior to Saturday’s fight.

Haney’s father Bill, meanwhile, had nothing but high praise for his deputy Yoel Judah.

Haney Sr told The DAZN Boxing Show: “Devin is the kind of race car that any one of them [trainers] can drive it at this point in time.

“You know what I’m saying? You have Floyd Sr, Virgil Hunter, who was very instrumental during this camp. You got Mike McCallum, who’s at home with me right now.

“You have Billy Giles, the former coach of Hector Camacho. There are a lot of guys that don’t know that we’ve been working with him [Giles] since Devin when he was young.

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“I take a mad traditional approach and I let a village, or a fraternity full of hall of fame coaches, teach us the game.

“Yoel Judah, we’ve had nothing but respect for him. He’s the perfect guy – I don’t like to use the word, go to war – but I would say in any kind of hostile environment, Yoel is the kind of guy you want to go with.

“He’s a fighter’s coach. He believes in the fighter wholeheartedly. I can’t say enough about him.”

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