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Pacquiao vs. Horn Officially Announced By Bob Arum

LAS VEGAS, NEV. --  Add Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia to the list of venues on foreign soil that will play host to a MANNY "Pacman" PACQUIAO fight.  Boxing's only eight-division world champion and the reigning Fighter of the Decade, Pacquiao has accepted the challenge of undefeated No. 2 world-rated contender JEFF "The Hornet" HORN to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title, Saturday, July 1 (Sunday, July 2, in Australia). 

Promoted by Top Rank® and Duco Events, "The Battle of Brisbane" is expected to attract 55,000 fans and a record pay-per-view audience in Australia.  It will also be seen live in the U.S.  Look for details on the U.S. telecast in the following weeks.

"Manny has been a pioneer, bringing world title fights to Cowboys Stadium, The Venetian Macao's Cotai Arena and now Suncorp Stadium.  We're boxing's version of Lewis & Clark, discovering new markets," said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum. 

" Manny knows who will be the crowd favorite on July 1, but he can't wait to give Australia and the world a great performance.  It's going to be unbelievable event."

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Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), from General Santos City, Philippines, is in his third reign as WBO welterweight champion.  He regained the title on November 5, winning a dominant unanimous decision victory over defending champion Jessie Vargas.

Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), from Bisbane, Queensland, Australia, enters this fight having won his last three fights -- all in 2016 -- against Ali Funeka, Rico Mueller and Randall Bailey inside the distance.  They had a combined record of 105-14-4 when he fought them.  Horn is world-rated No. 2 by the WBO and the International Boxing Federation (IBF).

For fight updates go to www.toprank.com,  on Facebook at facebook.com/trboxing, or facebook.com/trboxeo,and on Twitter at twitter.com/trboxing, or twitter.com/trboxeo,  Use the hashtag  #PacHorn to join the conversation on Twitter. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Best in Boxing on 04-11-2017

:thinking::thinking::thinking:

Comment by Xi_ on 04-11-2017

[QUOTE=Ray*;17582656]Arum gets whatever he wants.[/QUOTE] So does Pacquiao......don't let that cherrypicking prick off the hook

Comment by Bronx2245 on 04-11-2017

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;17583003]hahahah. I love when you put up these articles that expose the hypocricy of so many. Make sure to post this in Hectari's slurp thread about Manny fighting Khan.[/QUOTE]Nobody does it better than Bob! He criticized Mayweather vs.…

Comment by RuslanChagaev on 04-11-2017

An unnecessary fight so, It's time for Pacman's retirement.

Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-11-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17582990]Blast from the past: February 19, 2014: Arum, who promoted Muhammad Ali and has overseen the rise of Manny Pacquiao, believes Khan will not get the fight with Mayweather he has been holding out for since November last year. Mayweather…

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