Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn highlights, live blog, round-by-round updates

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    Fight result:

    Jeff Horn has defeated Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane via a unanimous points decision with the three judges crowning him the winner 117-111, 115-113, 115-113.

    » How Jeff Horn shocked the world
    » Click here to read the full fight report

    Fight preview:

    Brisbane’s unbeaten underdog Jeff Horn has a huge challenge in front of him, taking on Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao for his WBO welterweight title at Suncorp Stadium. Join The Roar for live round-by-round updates and debate as Horn chases his dream.

    Brisbane born and bred, Horn will have the support of more than 50,000 local fans. The bout will break the record for the largest crowd (38,000) for an Australian fight, held by super featherweights Jeff Fenech and Azumah Nelson for their 1992 world title fight at Princes Park in Melbourne. Fenech was upset that day with Nelson winning by a TKO in the 8th round.

    Horn is a 29-year-old fighter on the rise, while 38-year-old Pacquiao isn’t the fighter he once was. Whether the timing of this challenge is right for Horn remains to be seen.

    Plenty of people have written off his chances, but people have done that throughout both his amateur and professional career and been proven wrong so far.

    Horn went to the London Olympics as an amateur and was one fight away from winning Australia’s first Olympic boxing medal since 1988. Since turning pro, he has an unbeaten record.

    But he’s never faced anyone with anywhere near the big fight experience and credibility of Pacquiao, who is an 11-time world champion across an incredible eight weight divisions.

    This will be a massive challenge for Horn but there are recent precedents for ageing boxing stars coming to Australia and being beaten.

    In 2009, Danny Green stopped a 40-year-old Roy Jones Jr in the first round, and in 2013 Anthony Mundine stopped a 42-year-old Shane Mosley in the seventh.

    Pacquiao isn’t as old or as far past his prime as those fighters were though.

    Below are four reasons why Horn can win, and four reasons why he can’t.

    Why Jeff Horn will win
    1. Pacquiao has lost three of his last eight fights. He isn’t the fighter he was and hasn’t knocked anyone out since Miguel Cotto in 2009.
    2. Horn is a fighter on the rise and is hungry for success. This is the opportunity of a lifetime and he has the punching power to trouble Pacquiao if he can land his big shots.
    3. Horn is fighting in front of his home town fans and that will lift him for the performance of his life.
    4. Horn has a height and reach advantage.

    Why Pacquiao will win
    1. Jeff Horn has never been in the ring with someone of Pacquiao’s experience and ability.
    2. Pacquiao is used to going 12 rounds with top level fighters. He’s been doing it for years. Horn has only gone 12 rounds once in his career.
    3. Pacquiao knows that a loss will most likely end his career. He’ll be motivated to ensure that doesn’t happen.
    4. Horn’s height and reach advantage will count for nothing against Pacquiao’s speed and aggression.


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    • 4:54pm
      Paul said | 4:54pm | ! Report

      Horn 18-0. Got his chance to fight but American backed enterprise tried to stop. Fair play allowed horn to fight for bout. May weather 26th. Talk about that yanks. Horn has his belt

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:45pm | ! Report

      » How Jeff Horn shocked the world
      » Click here to read the full fight report

      Thanks for joining me on the coverage, hope you enjoyed it! Feel free to leave your comments on the fight.

    • 3:11pm
      Nelson Algo said | 3:11pm | ! Report

      Wow Jeff horn, biggest upset ever. now you can win a boxing title with less throwing or landed punches Biggest BS ever. Judges score card a crock.

      • 3:52pm
        Jay said | 3:52pm | ! Report

        Stop your crying…..australia has had to put up with America (and Other countries) cheating us and the rest of the world for years over fights in the past

      • 4:03pm
        Bfc said | 4:03pm | ! Report

        “Pacman” showed some class…
        Darn close as mentioned by the promoter, 7 rounds to 5.
        Hope the pay-for-view numbers are huge (apparently Fox expects the viewers to dwarf the previous record of 150000 for the Green-Mundine fight…?) so Jeff Horns gets a decent paycheck…

    • 3:04pm
      EvilNemo said | 3:04pm | ! Report

      Thanks for the updates. Been good to follow along.

      And bloody top effort Jeff!!!!!!

      To all the naysayers… hmmmpf well

    • Roar Guru

      John Coomer said | 3:01pm | ! Report

      Pacquaio says he respects the judge’s decision, and says he would like to return for a rematch!

      • Roar Rookie

        Dave_S said | 3:05pm | ! Report

        So what sort of payday would that be for Horn, John?

        And thanks for the call!

        • Roar Guru

          John Coomer said | 3:20pm | ! Report

          Horn got paid 500K for this fight plus a percentage of the pay per views. He should top a million with that. But Manny was on 10 million for the fight.
          But for any future fight Horn now has, the money will likely be more evenly split. But if its a rematch with Pacquiao, it depends on what was negotiated in the original contract. Manny may have negotiated another good deal for himself.

      • 3:19pm
        Zoe said | 3:19pm | ! Report

        Way to go Horn!

        Mr Coomer, thanks so much for the excellent updates!! I was very sad not to be at the fight and even sadder I couldn’t get to somewhere to watch it live!!! Your coverage made my day! Thanks again!

        • Roar Guru

          John Coomer said | 3:38pm | ! Report

          No worries Zoe, thanks for that. Glad you enjoyed it, what a result!

    • 3:00pm
      senr said | 3:00pm | ! Report

      Weight cutting is for cowards and should be banned. Weigh them the day they fight.

    • 3:00pm
      Johnybulldog said | 3:00pm | ! Report

      Woo hoo go u good thing,go the Hornet,ha ha Experts never underestimate the mighty Aussie spirit….now…who’s next? Well done mate,well done.

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