Horn has no chance, says Pacquiao sparring partner
AUSTRALIA'S 'ferocious' George Kambosos is Manny Pacquiao's ace card in the world welterweight champ's preparation to break Jeff Horn's heart in front of 55,000 people at Suncorp Stadium on July 2.
The tearaway Sydney fighter, now Pacquiao's chief sparring partner, says the Filipino senator is hitting so fast and hard in the gym that Horn won't last six rounds.
With less than four week before the biggest fight ever in Australia, Kambosos joins Pacquiao's three other star sparring partners putting the finish touches on the world welterweight champ's preparation.
Kambosos, the No. 9 lightweight in the world, went through three blistering rounds with Pacquiao in sparring on Friday before the world champ decided to move his training camp from Manila to his hometown of General Santos City, 1600km to the south.
The 23-year-old Sydney fighter is coming off a big points decision over another promising Aussie, Melbourne's Qamil Balla, who won the first of three amateur fights with Horn in the lead-up to the 2012 London Olympics where Horn made the quarter-finals.
"Manny (Pacquiao) is the best in the world, an 11-time world champion, so fast and there's a big level of difference (with Horn),” Kambosos told The Manila Times.
"Horn is a hungry fighter and I know Manny knows it.
"But I think Manny will knock Horn out within six rounds. Horn won't last. He can't get away from Manny's shots.”
Kambosos is undefeated in 12 pro fights and the No.9 ranked lightweight in the world.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach cut Pacquiao's training session short on Friday and explained since the champ was well advanced in his preparations he had earned a break.
"We believe we have already covered all the bases in our build-up program,” Roach said.
"So we decided to cool things over in the coming few days to give Manny a break and at the same time allow us time to review where exactly we are now and find solutions where we missed,” Roach told philboxing.com.
As well as Kambosos, Pacquiao has been sparring Mexican Adrian Young and two Filipinos, Leonardo Doronio and Sonny Katiandagho.
The Filipinos are not making the trip to Pacquiao's new training camp, though, after suffering injuries from Pacquiao's fists during their gym wars.
Kambosos says he has no qualms about helping Pacquiao beat his fellow Australian.
"I've got that bad boy look anyway in Australian boxing, the haters are going to hate anyway,” he said last month
"(Horn) is a Queenslander, I'm a NSW boy, it is what it is.”
Horn begins sparring with Melbourne based Filipino Czar Amonsot this afternoon and has, on standby, Kostya Tszyu's old rival Zab Judah, from Brooklyn.