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Manny Pacquiao eyes Aussie trip for Kambosos vs Haney

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Manny Pacquiao is reportedly considering a trip to Australia to support George Kambosos Jr, but the trip may be aborted should Pacquiao emerge Philippine President in May 9 election

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 main sparring partner for three years with Pacquiao, before leaving the nest and seeking his own legacy.

According The daily telegraph the  boxing legend is planning a visit to Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to support the 28-year-old boxer on June 5, pending the outcome of his bid for high office in the Philippines.

Kambosos Jr (R) and Pacquiao (L) did more than 250 rounds of sparring together over three years.

Pacquiao looks like a long shot to be elected president of his country on May 9. If the 43-year-old pulls off an upset victory in the coming days, his schedule could prevent him from traveling to Australia.

Pacquiao is familiar with Australia, having faced Jeff Horn in Brisbane five years ago, where he suffered a shock points loss.

Elsewhere, Tim Tszyu has taken the surprise step of undergoing surgery on both hands before flying to the United States to take a look at his two biggest rivals.

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The Australian contender is set to be ringside for Jermell Charlo’s rematch with Brian Castano for the undisputed super welterweight championship in California next weekend.

And the title contender’s team has confirmed that he’s had both sets of knuckles cleaned up to ensure he goes into his big fight in top condition.

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