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Horn: A lot of My Fans Turned Against Me, Want Tszyu To Win!

Back in July of 2017, Jeff Horn became an overnight superstar in Australia - when he pulled off a massive upset with a controversial twelve round decision over Manny Pacquiao to capture the WBO welterweight title at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Horn's win is viewed as what started a boxing resurgence in Australia.

But now almost three years later, Horn believes a bulk of the public have turned their backs on him.


Now it appears a lot of the Aussie public is siding with the younger Tszyu, who is the son of Australian legend and Hall of Famer Kostya Tszyu.

Horn is not disputing the claim that many of his fans have jumped ship to Tszyu.

"It has happened - I feel it. A lot of people have turned their backs," Horn told Sporting News.

"They might be sick of seeing my face or hearing my voice or something. I've done something I guess. Maybe if you're on top for too long, people get sick of you and want to see a new face. I guess Tim's that new face. A lot of my fans have turned against me and are wanting Tim to win."

At the moment, even the bookies are siding with Tszyu, as they have installed him as the early favorite to win the fight.

"I guess I do feel it a little bit (disrespected), but lessons have to be learned," Horn said.

"I keep proving my point in one way or another. He's the favourite, the odds are on him at the moment, but I feel otherwise. I do my best as the underdog and I couldn’t have been happier when I saw he was the favourite for this fight. It means the pressure is on me to prove to you guys that I am the favourite."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Richard G on 02-15-2020

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;20390613]Repeated and intentional head butts, pushing, clinching, rabbit punches, forearms. It was WWE shyt. Manny was robbed so let’s not say Horn defeated him. Where is Horn now? Fighting for crumbs again because no one wants to fight a dirty…

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 02-15-2020

[QUOTE=Richard G;20390378]Dirty compared with who? If you are a real boxing fan you would know that Horn did not invent any of his 'dirty' moves in fact if you look at any close in fighting the same moves are made…

Comment by Richard G on 02-15-2020

[QUOTE=GhostofDempsey;20389267]Don't ask if you're going to throw shade. Stop being a troll. Horn is a dirty fighter, doesn't matter what he does in his life outside of boxing.[/QUOTE] Dirty compared with who? If you are a real boxing fan you…

Comment by revelated on 02-14-2020

Some people sound like like they got bullied and are having flashbacks seeing Horn in action. Horn is a bully in the ring. Period. Hating his style and saying he lost against Manny because of it is equivalent to saying…

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 02-14-2020

[QUOTE=Richard G;20388971]So you say, Horn's service is on record so show some respect instead of hate.[/QUOTE] Don't ask if you're going to throw shade. Stop being a troll. Horn is a dirty fighter, doesn't matter what he does in his…

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