Pacquiao Says He Could Still Get Down To 135 Without Issues

Posted July 01, 2017

The Manny Pacquiao - Horn fight is now the highest selling sports ticket in Australia at the moment and the fight will take place in the afternoon so it can be shown at primetime in the United States.

"This guy (Horn) has nowhere near the experience at all". There's no doubt that Pacquiao is expected to win against Horn, a teacher by profession.

"The Hornet" (as he is often referred to) has made a strong start to his relatively short professional career, winning 16 of his 17 bouts, with one draw due to a fight being stopped early from an accidental head clash.

"I think I have a style that Pacquiao has not fought before", Horn said.

Roach told reporters in the lead-up to Sunday's fight that Pacquiao wanted a rematch with Mayweather but he would have to put on a show against Horn to have any chance of getting it.

Famed boxer Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is interviewed following a press conference with Jeff Horn of Australia in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Asked about his prediction on the fight, Leonardia said he believes that Pacquiao will win against Horn. He also mentioned Rico Mueller and Naoufel Ben Rabeh.

"Manny Pacquiao is still overwhelmingly fast. He's a good mover, he's a hard puncher, but he hasn't knocked out any welterweights any time soon, and I don't think he would be able to knock out me either, unless I ran into a big one of his". "Yes, this is definitely jumping a few steps at a time".

Pacquiao, one of the ten best boxers in history, is simply too much for Horn, even in his diminished form.

In contrast to Crawford, who is steadily building a name for himself in boxing, Jeff Horn is relatively unknown.

Prior to his hiatus, he was defeated in the biggest fight of all time against fellow boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in May, 2015.

Unfortunately, it was also a real letdown, and Pacquiao's subsequent admission that he went into the fight with a shoulder problem inflamed feelings of disappointment. Arum never flinched when Koncz announced the Khan fight. It's unlikely Horn will make it near the final bell as he can't outfight Pacquiao and he can't outbox him either.

"We will have to see how the fight goes", Roach said. This was a surprise to many, but not to Pacquiao fans. By the way, Horn is a slightly bigger underdog here than McGregor (+450) is against Mayweather.

Horn said he moves better than Vargas and will be a tougher option for Pacquiao. This will be Pacquiao's first non-PPV bout since 2005.