FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, celebrates after defeating Jessie Vargas in their WBO welterweight title boxing match, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane’s 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a defense of Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

FILE – In this Nov. 5, 2016 file photograph, Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, celebrates after defeating Jessie Vargas of their WBO welterweight title boxing match, in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will struggle Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 at Brisbane’s 52,500-capacity Suncorp Stadium in a protection of Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken, File)

Even Manny Pacquiao himself admitted he hardly is aware of about his Australian challenger Jeff Horn, who’s a former schoolteacher in Brisbane and unheralded boxer.

Pacquiao arrived in Australia Monday (Manila time) to advertise his struggle in opposition to Horn, who holds a document of 16 wins, zero losses and a draw with 11 knockouts however hasn’t actually confronted an opponent that even comes near the caliber of the Filipino ring famous person.

“I don’t know much about him, but I know he’s a fighter,” Pacquiao mentioned in an interview with abc.internet.au.

“I haven’t watched his fights yet, but I’m going to get his last three fights and watch it,” he added.

Horn, who’s 9 years youthful and three and a half inches taller than the eight-division champion, stopped his earlier three opponents with the final a sixth-round TKO win over Ali Funeka of South Africa final December in Auckland.

The 38-year-old Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) makes his first title protection on July 2 at Brisbane Stadium since regaining the WBO welterweight belt after a landslide victory over Jessie Vargas in November of final yr.

The preventing senator hopes Horn will probably be in tiptop form come struggle evening for the 2 to present boxing followers a superb present.

“My message for him is to work hard, and make sure you’re 100 percent conditioned on July 2 so we can give a good fight, we can entertain people.”

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