The world champion in eight different weight division Manny Pacquiao entered this fight with a professional record of 59-6-2 (38 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.1 welterweight in the world. ‘Pac Man’ lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2015 (=Mayweather vs Pacquiao) but then he has beat Timothy Bradley Jr (=Pacquiao vs Bradley 3) and Jessie Vargas (=Pacquiao vs Vargas).
His opponent, the undefeated Jeff Horn, has an official boxing record of 16-0-1 (11 knockouts) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. The only man who stopped him in a draw was Rivan Cesaire in 2013 but it was a technical draw since Cesaire suffered a cut, after one year Horn beat him via tko. Jeff ‘The Hornet’ fought three times last year winning over Randall Bailey (=Horn vs Bailey), Rico Mueller (=Horn vs Mueller) and Ali Funeka. Jeff Horn vs Manny Pacquiao is valid for the WBO World welterweight title (Pacquiao’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Division: welterweight (147 lbs, 66.7 kg)
Title: WBO World welterweight title
Pacquiao’s previous fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Jessie Vargas
Horn’s next fight: Jeff Horn vs Gary Corcoran
Pacquiao’s next fight: Manny Pacquiao vs Lucas Matthysse
Pacquiao vs Horn Fight Video:
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