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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