Manny Pacquiao loses WBO welterweight title on points to Jeff Horn
Manny Pacquiao loses WBO: He lost his WBO welterweight world title Jeff Horn in a surprising and timely decision in a Sunday afternoon showdown considered the Battle of Brisbane, in front of more than 51,000 people.
The 11-time world champion entered the battle at Suncorp’s favorite favorite, but he had more than he expected against the 29-year-old former school teacher.
However, Pacquiao dominated the round later and on a Horn swing in the late ninth.
“I felt very secret, but I am the hornet – I have to go,” said the horn on this tour. “I am not a coward, Australians are not debtors to begin with, we have shown that we are winners.
“It was the Battle of Brisbane, sure.
Former Pacquiao coach Freddie Roach has predicted that the battle would be short and sweet, but Horn – undefeated in his previous 17 professional fights – exerted pressure by winning the first rounds and Pacquiao needed during Round 6 and 7 treatment for a cut On the top of the head, which was the result of a clash of heads.
The judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113, and Horn said it was “no joke”.
Roach had said earlier in the week that he would think to advise Pacquiao to withdraw if he lost the fight, but that will depend on how he fought.
Horn can not see Pacquiao retire anytime soon.
“I’m sure he’ll want to come back. It was a close decision and I’m sure he wanted to come back and prove himself,” Horn said.
Jeff Horn, left, beats Manny Pacquiao during his WBO Boxing World Title Welterweight Title Su
Jeff Horn, left, beats Manny Pacquiao during his WBO World Welterweight title boxing match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday. (Dave Hunt / European Pressphoto Agency)
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said there was a clause for a rematch, but gave him time to talk to Pacquiao about him.
“I know Jeff would be the venue for the rematch, but I do not know Manny’s future position,” Arum said. “Will he stay in politics and not continue in boxing? I do not know, and he does not know now – it’s unfair to ask him now.”
Pacquiao’s camp spoke of a rematch with Mayweather if he had gone from Hornos, hoping to avenge his points during the mega-fight of 2015. This seems to be a remote possibility now.
Pacquiao, who entered the bout with a record of 59-6-2, 38 KOs, defending the WBO Title he won against Jessie Vargas against points in November.