Saturday, July 1, 2017
Title Bout On ESPN
The days of shelling out big bucks for pay-per-view boxing may be coming to an end soon. ESPN will broadcast the WBO (World Boxing Organization) Welterweight Championship fight between Manny Pacquaio, and Jeff Horn tonight beginning at 9:00 p.m.
Manny Pacquiao comes into tonight's fight with an overall record of 59-6-2 (38 wins by way of knockout). Jeff Horn is the hometown underdog with an overall record of 16-0-1 (11 wins coming by way of knockout). Tonight's title bout is known as "The Battle of Brisbane", and the venue is Suncorp Stadium, in Australia.
Tonight's main event bout is similar to a real life Rocky story. Jeff Horn is a former school teacher, and a huge underdog in tonight's fight. Experts are predicting an 8th Round KO (knockout) victory for Pacquiao. The undercard features Shane Mosley Jr. 10-1 (7 KO) vs. David Touissaint 10-0 (8 KO). Click on the link below for more information about ESPN.
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- Manny Pacquiao also serves as a Senator of the Philippines.
- Suncorp Stadium is primarily used as a venue for Rugby.
- Jeff Horn's nickname is "The Hornet".
- Jeff Horn is on Facebook, and Twitter. Manny Pacquiao is also on Facebook, and Twitter.
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