Pacquiao vs Horn: Manny Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on Sunday.
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The main card will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday local time, according to the Courier Mail, but because of the 14-hour time difference, it will take place at around 9 p.m. ET on Saturday .
Former school teacher Horn, 29, has nine years on the 38-year-old Pacquiao, but the Filipino is unquestionably the biggest opponent in his career, and he’s a real underdog heading into the clash.
Date: Friday, June 30
Time: 7 p.m. ET
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Pacquiao regained his WBO title when he beat Jessie Vargas by unanimous decision in November last year.
The welterweight legend is typically well supported wherever he goes, but the partisan Brisbane crowd will be rooting for their native hero throughout the fight.
Horn will be grateful to have the crowd on his side, as he’ll need any edge he can get against a vastly superior opponent.
Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, is backing his charge to pick up his first knockout win since 2009 and end the fight quickly.
Per Camille B. Naredo of ABS-CBN News, he said:
“You know, Manny is in great shape, he’s looking really good. He doesn’t like to predict knockouts, but I do.
“I think it’s going to be short and sweet. If our opponent comes out just like he says he’s going to, then Manny will fire back. I think it’s going to be a great fight, but it won’t last too long. Someone will get knocked out.”
The Pac-Man has struggled to end fights upon entering his 30s, with Ricky Hatton and then Miguel Cotto the only fighters to be stopped by him since he reached the milestone, and both were fought before he turned 31.
Horn is unbeaten in his 17-fight career, but he’s largely unknown outside of his home country, whom he represented in the 2012 Olympics in London.
If Pacquiao is to enjoy one more knockout win in his career, then this is the most likely time to do so, but even if he’s not able to stop the Hornet, it’s difficult to see him being overly troubled on the scorecard.copy source: