Bill Haney obtained an Australian travel visa

Lightweight champion boxer Devin Haney stands “joyfully by himself” ahead of his undisputed title fight on Sunday against Australian boxer George Camposos.

But his exhilaration is more than just the match.

The Australian government has granted Haney’s father, Bill, a temporary visa allowing him to work in his son’s corner for Sunday’s fight in Melbourne, Australia.

Hani the Elder was initially denied a visa due to his conviction and 40-month prison stay 30 years earlier. Bell was indicted three decades ago for his involvement in a cocaine conspiracy case. For the past two months, he and his combat promoters have worked frantically to get the visa refusal to be lifted.

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Fight promoter Lou DiBella told USA TODAY Sports+ that after new Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Labor won elections on May 23, the previous government’s travel stance has eased.

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