‘Coaching like an animal’: George Kambosos is lean, imply and all fired-up to reclaim boxing’s crown

George Kambosos Jr has taken a leaf out of the guide of his conqueror Devin Haney because the Australian bids to return to the highest of world boxing.

The previous unified world champion will sq. as much as England’s Maxi Hughes in Oklahoma on Sunday (AEST) in his first struggle since relinquishing his 4 light-weight belts to Haney final 12 months and dropping a subsequent rematch with the American.

The Hughes struggle is an IBF eliminator with victory opening up a pathway again to a world title struggle.

Kambosos stated that Haney had reached out to him with some pointers, whereas the Sydneysider was ringside in Las Vegas in Might to point out help because the younger gun downed Ukranian Vasiliy Lomachenko.

Kambosos stated there was mutual respect between the pair, regardless of the wild scenes and close to riot that marked their pre-title struggle weigh-in confrontation in 2022.

Haney introduced a dietician to Melbourne for each his fights and Kambosos (20-2, 10KO) stated he’d additionally engaged some knowledgeable recommendation to offer him one other edge over Hughes.

Sustaining his 135lb struggle weight, the 30-year-old stated he’d by no means been stronger.

“I’ve introduced a dietician in for the primary time in 22 fights – by no means had one earlier than,” Kambosos instructed AAP.

‘I’ve gone additional and above’

“It reveals how a lot sacrifice and on level I’m for this struggle – I’ve gone additional and above to make an announcement with this struggle as a result of I do know there’s huge alternatives to come back.

“I’m most likely the lightest I’ve been coming into struggle week in my complete profession however I’m coaching like an animal and I’m larger and stronger as I’ve been in a position so as to add that additional muscle.”

Kambosos has spent six weeks coaching within the US with completely different sparring companions and trainers whereas he stated 33-year-old Hughes hadn’t budged from his Yorkshire base.

He felt he’d have a solution for something Hughes (26-5-2, 5KO) threw at him.

“I’ve made the sacrifice whereas he’s stayed within the UK sparring the native guys, the identical he’s confronted his complete profession,” Kambosos stated.

“I respect him and I’m pleased he’s accepted the struggle – we all know that that is his Tremendous Bowl.

“I’ve already seen a number of holes in his recreation, we’re ranges above this man.

“I don’t want to speak an excessive amount of to attempt to get below the pores and skin of Maxi Hughes.

“He’ll try this himself developing in opposition to a man like me.”

-AAP


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