Aussie boxer Jeff Horn who shocked the boxing world last month by scoring one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he beat boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and claim the WBO welterweight world title in front of 50,000 plus Australian fans next step is still not clear.
There is a rematch clause in the contract but Manny Pacquioa’s camp is yet to negotiate. There is a speculation that Manny will finally retire from boxing to focus on his political career as a Senator in the Philippines.
If Pacquiao retires, there is a possibility that Horn might defend his title against unified WBC-WBO light welterweight champ Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs), according to Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti.
“Well, I don’t know right now. You got the rematch being discussed between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, so depending on what happens with that decision, it could impact Crawford in some ways or it could not. If Manny decides to retire, then Jeff Horn could look at a fight with Terence Crawford if that made sense for everybody. But like anything else, it’s tough to predict now what’s going to be the case four months from now. You just have to play it out on every angle,” Moretti told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
WBC/WBO light welterweight champ Terrence Crawford will try to unify his titles to become an undisputed champion at light welterweight division with WBA/IBF/IBO champion Julius Indongo on August 19 in Lincoln Nebraska.
After Game and Amusement Board and Manny Pacquaio himself protested the twelve rounds unanimous decision of Jeff Horn held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane two weeks ago, the World Boxing Organization (WBO) officially released their statement regarding Pacquiao-Horn scorecards.
WBO officials backs and again declared Jeff Horn as the winner of WBO Welterweight Title.
World Boxing Organization (WBO) Official Statement:
“The Jeff Horn vs. Manny Pacquiao bout results were controversial causing disputes among fans. For this reason, transparency is so important. The WBO does not have power to reverse the Judges’ decision based on discretion as it can only be revoked when fraud or a violation of Law has occurred, which is not relevant in this case.
“Based on this, five (5) anonymous, competent Judges from different countries were asked to watch the bout without sound. Then, the independent results were tabulated to ascertain clearly the rounds each fighter won using an average scale based on 60, 80 and 100 per cent.
“To determine the winner of each round, 3 out of the 5 officials have to be in agreement. “Upon the analysis, the findings stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd, the 8th and 9th by 100%; the 5th round was won by 80%; and the 11th round by 60%. Horn won the 1st, 6th and 12th rounds by 100%; rounds 2nd, 4th, and 7th by 80%; and then, the 10th round by 60%. From the results, it can be established that Pacquiao won 5 rounds while Horn won 7 rounds.
“The next step of the analysis was to combine the independent Judges with the Bout Judges to find the percentage agreement by round. Upon doing this analysis, the findings of the Judges stated that Pacquiao won the 3rd and 9th by 100%; the 8th round was won by 87.5%; no rounds were won by 75%; the 5th round by 62.5%; and the 10th and 11th were even rounds.
“On the other hand, the Judges findings stated that Horn won the 1st, 6th, and 12th rounds by 100%; by 87.5%, he won the 4th and the 7th; the 2nd was won by 75%; none were won by 62.5%; and the even rounds were the 10th and the 11th.
“The analytical method used was also used in the decision of Algieri- Provodnikov and Paquiao-Bradley. Based on this analysis, Jeff Horn was the winner of the bout.”
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Just in case you missed it, Snoop Dog posted a video of him alone in his house smoking while cheering for Manny Pacquiao to knock Jeff Horn out.
Snoop Dog is a fight fan and has been seen in boxing and MMA events. There were also rumors that he could work as a commentator with UFC.
With all of the people reacting on the controversial decision of the Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn fight, my all time favorite is that of Kobe Bryant.
Kobe Bryant and Manny Pacquiao go along way, both athlete has endorsed Nike and Kobe has been a common face to Manny Pacquiao’s training at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.
One more night and it is Fight Night!
The biggest fight in Australia is just within 24 hours and we are all excited to see once again the 11 time champion in 8 division takes on Australia’s undefeated challenger Jeff Horn.
Both fighters weigh-in and below are the results.
146 lbs Manny Pacquiao
147 lbs Jeff Horn
Manny Pacquiao answers questions from the media about his fight against the undefeated Australian challenger Jeff Horn.
8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao recently held a media workout in advance of his upcoming July 2 showdown with welterweight contender Jeff Horn. Check out the scenes as Pacquiao spoke to the media about Horn, the fight, and much more.
After 11 years in the United States, Manny Pacquiao’s fight will once again be shown for free thanks to the new partnership of Top Rank with ESPN.
Manny Pacquiao will be facing an undefeated yet unknown fighter for the US and it just makes sense for this fight to be shown for free in the US. On the other side of the world, however, the fight will continue to be a pay per view attraction as it is expected to bring crowd from the Asian region to Brisbane, Australia.
Watch Bob Arum’s interview below.
Bob Arum sits down with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman of First Take to talk about the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn fight airing on ESPN and to weigh in on the Canelo vs. GGG fight.
Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao working the mitts for the Jeff Horn fight which will be held on July 2 in Brisbane Australia.
A lot of people have been skeptical about the Pacquiao vs Horn fight but with the recent news from Boxing News, it looks like Bob Arum and his team was right after all.
The Battle of Brisbane will be held on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in Australia. It was dubbed as the biggest fight in this side of the Pacific by the Australian and it looks like the country really believes it.
With still a month to go before the event, it was reported that they already sold 40,000 tickets. That’s a heck lot of tickets! The management team handling this event always believed that Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn will be a big hit in Australia and it is coming to reality already.
People in Australia have been buzzing with excitement to see their guy against the 8 division champion and senator from the Philippines.
Will you be buying the PPV for this fight?
Have you seen Manny Pacquiao recently?
In the midst of training against his Australian foe, Jeff Horn fans flock at the Elorde Gym to watch Manny train and all we can say is that this 38 year old senator is a workhorse.
Juggling work, appointments, and responsibilities are hard tasks. And for some reason, Manny Pacquiao is able to handle it for a long time and manage it very well. he will not be in this standing for nothing.
A successful person inside and outside the ring, Manny has his work cut out for him this coming June as he proves to the world that he can still box and box well at this stage of his career. The fighting senator is at the tail end of his career and while the challenge ahead is not as big as everyone thinks, the real challenge for Manny is himself and time. The 8 division champ has spent a lot of time inside the ring, and sooner or later, the effect of those punches could take a toll on the aging body of the great champion.
Conflicting reports on his long-time coach comments regarding the condition of Pacquiao has surfaced. On social media and news, many have seen and commented how well conditioned Manny Pacquiao is and that includes Roach, however, there are also reports that he is not satisfied at all with the way the boxer is performing on his training.
Roach knows Manny and he knows him best and while this is not the first time that the outspoken trainer has commented against Manny and we are thinking that this may just be a plot to mislead the opponents camp.
Whatever others may have reported, all we can say is that we still impressed with the conditioning of Manny and how he is still dedicated to making himself better. But hey, who are we to comment.
Australia may be the most excited country today.
The 8 division champion and the fighting senator of the Philippines visited the land of his opponent for some promotional obligations for their fight in July.
It was the first time that the two fighters saw each other face to face and it looks like Australia is wholeheartedly embracing this fight as they began to hype it up.
Check out this video from a Filipino in who caught Manny Pacquiao arriving at the airport.
“He is young , so he is aggressive, hungry to win.” Pacquiao describes his opponent in an interview.
After Horn’s victory against his recent opponent Ali Funeka, the former IBO Weltherweight Champion, Bob Arum as the promoter, set-up his fight against the eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
We all know that Manny Pacquiao is a legendary boxing enthusiast and having a huge amount of supporters around the world .
However, Horn doesn’t feel any pressure about his upcoming bout with Pacman.
“I know that he is going to have a lot of fans in Suncorp, but I’m planning on having a lot of support for myself there and I’m not going to let it affect me” Horn stated.
He also said that one of his strengths is his mental toughness of not letting anyone bother him, neither Manny nor the crowd.
He believes that he can defeat Manny given the fact that Manny has a big name in boxing history. He stated that the name that Manny has will not fight him, but his fist and his legs that move around.
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The Pacquaio-Horn bout will held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on July 2, 2017.
A lot of people including myself had criticized this match up early. But in all honesty, I think it’s still a better match up than Mayweather vs McGregor. That fight, if it ever really happens will be a mismatch. I can only hope that one of them gets knocked out for the enjoyment of the fans.
Boxing purists may not be as happy nowadays with two of the greatest boxers facing someone that may not be at all their level such as Manny Pacquiao, the legendary and the only 8 division champion the world has ever produced, facing undefeated Australian Jeff Horn who had never even fought outside of Australia and New Zealand.
The 29 year old is currently at 19 wins with 1 draw. It’s a great record but not good enough if you are facing a veteran with 59 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws.
Set to be the biggest fight in Australia since a man fought this Kangaroo.
Kidding aside, Jeff Horn, at 29 is in the prime of his boxing career and any professional wearing two gloves, will always have a possibility of winning. It may be slim but still, Jeff Horn could potentially turn the world upside down and make this a big moment for Australian boxing.
The whole stadium will be packed with boxing fanatics from all over the world and this time we are expecting more Australian inside the Suncorp Stadium to cheer for their boxer. This is Horn’s home and he should be inspired to defend it, not that getting a chance to fight Manny Pacquiao is not motivation enough.
The Hornet is set to fight Pacman on July 2.
Someone please give me a ticket.