In a unanimous decision — by scores of 117-111, 115-113, 115-113, Australian Jeff Horn defeat Manny Pacquiao to become new WBO Walterweight Champion of the world and boxing has a new name.
Short Fight Highlights:
Manny Pacquiao is set to take on Jeff Horns in highly anticipated boxing fight in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday after, 02 July 2017 starting at around 01:30 local australian time. There are couple of quality fights on the undercard making it something to be excited about. 55,000 capacity stadium Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane is expected to be full booked while FoxTel and Main-Event network are expected to rack in good PPV numbers in Australia. BoxNation will show the fight live in United Kingdom starting at 02:00 am uk time while ESPN has live coverage rights in the US at the prime time slot of 09:00 p.m EST.
Pacquaio vs Horn Official Weigh-In: Manny Pacquiao’s WBO walterweight title is on the line when he share the ring against little known Jeff Horns on Sunday in Brisbane. The formalities before the fight including official weigh-in are all done and australian public are set to see one of the greatest boxers of recent era fighting in their own backyard. Both Pacquiao and Jeff Horn managed to easily make the weight with Pacman weighin in at 146lbs while Jeff Horn hit the scales at 147lbs.
Manny Pacquiao is a 11-time world champion across 8 weight division which is a record in itself and he is odds on favourite to beat Aussie Jeff Horn who has never fought outside Australia and not many boxing fans know much about him. However he comes in with a unbeaten record and if Pacquiao hit the ring under prepared we might in for a big shock. The motives behind this fight are purely financial but a good win for Pacquiao will put some substance in his desire to get a rematch against Floyd Mayweather who is set to fight Conor McGregor in September.
The timing of the fight is a bit confusing for boxing fans around the world and we list the actual start of coverage according to three different times zones. The undercard coverage begins at around 13:30 local Australian time on Sunday, 02 July 2017. In United Kingdom fans can tune into BoxNation at 02:00 am uk time in the early hours of Sunday morning. While US viewers can watch the fight at prime-time slot of 09:00 p.m EST on Saturday night.