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Battle between Pacquiao and Horn confirmed on July 2 in Brisbane

Battle between Pacquiao and Horn confirmed on July 2 in Brisbane

The Filipino Manny Pacquiao, world champion of welterweight of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), will face the unbeaten Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane, the organizers confirmed this Sunday, ending 8 months of speculation about the fight.
“After several months of speculation, I am happy to announce that we have finally reached an agreement for the fight to take place,” declared the Prime Minister of the Australian State of Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk.
Sources close to the boxer had announced last Wednesday the fight between the two boxers, but the promoters had rejected it until this Sunday.
“Up to 55,000 boxing fans from across Australia and around the world are waiting at Suncorp Stadium (in Brisbane) to see (Jeff Horn) challenge one of the biggest names in boxing history, at home,” he added Palaszczuk.
In addition, the sporting event is presented as one “of the few occasions” to organize a fight outside the United States or Europe, specified the promoter Horn Duco Events.
38-year-old “Pac-Man” reappeared on November 5, seven months after announcing his retirement after his loss in the disappointing “fight of the century” against Floyd Mayweather.
In the absence of an agreement for a rematch, he faced and beat Mexican-American Jesse Vargas to regain the WBO welterweight title.
The Filipino has achieved 59 victories in 67 fights, while Horn has obtained 16 victories and one void.
Pacquiao had announced a match against Britain’s Amir Khan in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year, but negotiations ultimately failed. (AFP).

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