This will be the first time in over a decade that Manny Pacquiao will not be fighting on PPV.
No, Horns challenge cannot be likened to the one mounted by Muhammad Ali when he gallantly went for the world heavyweight crown of mighty George Foreman in the Rumble in the Jungle of 1974 in Zaire.
Pac Man: Manny Pacquiao weighs in. Fortune also mentions that Horn should have trained in the USA for this fight with elite southpaw sparring partners. Ancajas has a 26-1-1 record and has 17 knockouts to his name.
Pacquiao already has 59 wins throughout his professional career, with six losses, two draws, and 38 knock-outs.
Experience and speed are Pacquiao's greatest strengths, but they are not the only ones. I'm willing but let's focus first for this fight. Pacquiao's experience in the ring may help him win against Horn, but you'll have to see for yourself.
Additionally, Pacquiao is thirty eight years old and has been in some brutal wars inside the ring. "There was extra pop in his punches. They're the ones who are stopping me in training because I want to continue more rounds and make more extra rounds in training", Pacquiao said. The Filipino is the favorite as everybody expected.
March 19, 2005 - Pacquiao makes his super featherweight debut, losing to Erik Morales via Unanimous Decision in Las Vegas, Nevada. "Ricky Hatton did that. he walked in and thought he would bully him from the get go", Rushton said.
March 15, 2008 - World title number four. Pacquiao then paused, looked around ... I'm telling you, this kid can fight. Pacquiao won the WBO World welterweight title in the process. He's busted up some of the greats. Pro record at this point: 49-3-2.
In that case, expect the champion to test Horn early, go on the attack and press the issue.
"If he wins and struggles, maybe it's time to call it a day", said his American trainer, Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao v Horn is exclusively live on BoxNation this Saturday night from 2am.
Within that context, we can begin to enjoy boxing again.
"He really has to hurt Manny to slow him up". There was no official count of the prize money but a Forbes report quoted in Bleacherreport.com said the total purse could have reached $300 million (P15.138 billion).
For all of 45 seconds.
"The Battle of Brisbane" headlined by Pacquiao and Horn happens tomorrow (Sunday) at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. To subscribe, Text PACQUIAOPPV to 23662.
Horn's success depends on his shots from long distance, his movements and his jab.
Yesterday, Jeff Horn walked the red carpet at a "Legends Lunch" at the Brisbane Convention Centre, cheered on by boxing greats such as "The Hands of Stone" Roberto Duran, Jeff Fenech, Timothy Bradley and Joseph Parker.