Manny Pacquiao Vs. Jeff Horn On ESPN Saturday Night
Jul 01 2017 by Dustin Murphy
Manny Pacquiao has been urged not to make any more public appearances ahead of Sunday's WBO World Welterweight title fight amid rising safety fears. He's also a former school teacher and 2012 Olympian for Australia, turning pro in 2013. Nothing would suit Arum and Crawford better than to set it up for Terence to meet Pacquiao for the WBO title in his maiden bout as a welterweight. It's going to be so tough for Jeff to win by a decision against a guy who is so busy and has such speed and experience.
Boxer Jeff Horn speaks to the media in a gym in Brisbane, Australia, Monday, June 26, 2017.
Brisbane City Police intercepted Queensland's champion boxer Jeff Horn yesterday and gave him some tips on how to beat Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao dedicated his fight to the victims of Yolanda who momentarily forgot their plight as they cheered on the then congressman who handily defeated Rios.
Horn, 29, is planning to use his 7kg weight advantage in the fight to full effect, bustling and hustling Pacquiao at every opportunity, pushing against him and using his physical strength to wear the older man down.
Now a senator in the Philippines, Pacquiao is planning to releases a series of books about his life before, during and after boxing. He also mentioned Rico Mueller and Naoufel Ben Rabeh.
The little-known Horn often has been asked this week to explain why he belongs in the ring with the legendary Manny Pacquiao.
But he still holds the WBO welterweight title and is defending it against little known Jeff Horn 16-0-1 (11) this weekend in Australia.
True, it has never been Pacquiao's style to agitate his opponents prior to a fight, and it still isn't. Both camps went as far as announcing an April bout. ESPN will broadcast the fight to an estimated 95 million USA homes in prime time Saturday night.
"Horn won't know what hit him because Manny is that quick". Pacquiao needs to win in a knockout to attract the United States viewers for his next fight to be on PPV.
Pacquiao originally wanted to fight the much more accomplished Amir Khan but that couldn't be made.
The New Zealand company's flagship athletes, Parker and Horn were unknown only a few years ago but have been fast-tracked into boxing's big time.
For the first time since 2005, Pacquiao's fight will not be on the pay-per-view. Only the elite have beaten Manny and Jeff is, as a professional, fairly inexperienced, but I look back on fighting Roy Jones Jnr.
"Nerves take a lot out of you when you fight. No, but he will make it a very, very competitive".
Pacquiao is 59-6-2 overall with 38 knockouts. It should be noted that Horn got knocked down by Bailey, but was able to recover and have Bailey quit on the stool during round nine.