Horn vs Pacquiao 2017 : Australian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn about To shock Manny Pacquiao In Brisbane written by: DrScribe The iconic, award-winning, celebrated Filipino Manny Pacquiao faces a special challenge this Saturday. Manny Pacquiao, now aged 38 years, will be facing his welterweight challenger Jeff Horn in front of the largest crowd that Manny has ever boxed in front of at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia, for the WBO Welterweight title. This being a big fight, Suncorp had to apply for a permit to increase the capacity upwards of 60,000 with the many Philippines who live in Australia queuing in alongside Australians to watch the fight of the two countries.
This owes to the fact that Australians view this as the biggest event in Australia’s boxing history having Horn, an Australian, battle the legendary Pacquiao. This will be Manny’s third fight since 2015 when he faced Floyd “Money” Mayweather. The other two matches were against Timothy Bradley Jr., whom he defeated in 2016 in a 2-0 bout and a win over Jessie Vargas that saw Manny reclaim the WBO welterweight title belt.The fight is set to take place on Saturday 2nd July 2017.
Pacquiao vs Horn will be broadcasted in the US on ESPN at 09:00 pm EST which is around 02:00 a.m UK time (Sunday morning). “Main Event”, an Australian Pay-Per-View Network (PPV), will present the fight to Australian viewers by ordering the fight at around $20AUD through OptusYES or FoxTel at around 13.30pm Australian time. In the UK the fight is set to be aired by BoxNation which is non-Pay-Per-View (non-PPV).Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, “The Mexecutioner” a mark he earned following a series of defeats on formidable Mexican champions in the in the last decade, seems to be coming into this fight with overconfidence that he will win this match by all means. Nevertheless, it’s not over until it’s over. Jeff, a former school teacher turn fulltime professional boxer, who weighs 7kgs more than Pacquiao, comes to this match with a chip on his record of zero defeats casting doubts on this confidence issue to which there’s a clause in the contract for a rematch in case the fight goes south for Pacman.
Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, 29, enters this big money fight with an undefeated record despite having never fight outside Oceania but has won against Ali Funeka and Randall Bailey whom most feels were aging contenders. Nevertheless, this will set a pedestal record to him whether or not he emerges as the winner in his bout against Pacquiao, the outcome of this match at the last bell ringing leaves him the winner. This is so as he bags this record in his career best fight chest box, an average boxer being watched by millions in the world and talked of in a similar tone as this legendary fighter. If he pulls a win out of this, his star will but shine brighter.