Jeff Fenech Says Pacquiao's Streak Gives Boost To Jeff Horn's Win

Jeff Horn was bullied before taking up boxing, now he wants to win over the cyber bullies and has the support of legendary champion Jeff Fenech.

In the lead-up to Saturday’s fight with Victorian Michael Zerafa for the WBA Oceania middleweight title in Bendigo, Victoria, Horn has spoken of the frustration he feels at having his fistic feats belittled.

Some critics refuse to accept Horn’ points win over Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in Brisbane in July 2017, even though a subsequent independent review of the scoring confirmed the result.


“A lot of people talk down my achievements, Michael (Zerafa) did it earlier in this campaign, saying who I beat and that they weren’t very good, it is frustrating,” Horn said.

“Every day on Facebook you get that online bullying of people saying that’ ‘you’ve done nothing, you’ve fought no-one, you didn’t win that fight (against Pacquiao) anyway.’

“There’s so much things spoken about, but if I’ve got to convert one person at a time or a few people at a time that’s what I’m going to do, and I guess the next step for me to prove to someone, is Michael.”

The criticism suggesting Horn beat a fading Pacquiao has been discredited by the Filipino’s recent results.

Since losing to Horn, Pacquiao has won three successive fights, last month taking the WBA super welterweight title off the previously unbeaten Keith Thurman.

“Manny Pacquiao just fought Keith Thurman, one of the best fighters in the world, and totally dominated him,” three-division world champion Fenech said in Bendigo.

“Has anyone ever seen Manny Pacquiao after a fight look like he did against Jeff Horn?

“I’ve never seen him look like that and that’s why (Pacquiao) will never fight you (Horn) again.

“Your style was something that he was not used to, his team underestimated you and you done an amazing job.

“I’ve seen that stuff on Facebook too, but just ignore it and just tell Manny to come and fight (you) again which he never will.

“Offer him all the money in the world, he will never be back, he doesn’t need to take that punishment.

“For Manny to have do what he is doing his last couple of fights makes it even more amazing what you’ve done, so I take my hat off to you mate.”

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-02-2019

[QUOTE=Lomasexual;20031884]Ok, here is the deal. You have had it explained to you that it is impossible for there to have been any kind of home cooking. But you don't correct yourself. Which means you have no integrity. So I will…

Comment by daggum on 09-02-2019

[QUOTE=Lomasexual;20031884]Ok, here is the deal. You have had it explained to you that it is impossible for there to have been any kind of home cooking. But you don't correct yourself. Which means you have no integrity. So I will…

Comment by Lomasexual on 09-02-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;20031468]I don't give a flying pile of horse poop what you think, DA. AGAIN, Do [B]YOU[/B] think Horn won that fight? If you don't answer this time, we'll just assume you're just blowing smoke and you know damn well Horn…

Comment by Lomasexual on 09-02-2019

[QUOTE=FredRekk;20029719]It was a robbery, and it was obvious home field advantage had influence in it, along with Arum. Compubox numbers have PAC winning. PAC arguably had a 10-8 round in round 9. ...snip... Just asinine and obviously a dislike for…

Comment by Curtis Harper on 09-01-2019

[QUOTE=Nomadic;20030481]Good point.[/QUOTE] Had Horn and his deluded band of misfits were just a little bit humble and concede that they were gifted that w, the hate wouldn't be so strong. Oh well, I'm sure Aussies will still ask him for…

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