Profile of Jeffrey Horn vs Manny Pacquiao

Profile of Jeffrey Horn versus Manny Pacquiao BiographyJeff Horn (born 4 February 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional boxer who has been ranked as the world #2 welterweight by the WBO. As an amateur he represented Australia at the 2012 Olympics, reaching the quarter-finals as a light-welterweight. Horn signed up to face WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao on April 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The announcement of the fight was met with relative surprise and disappointment due to Horn's limited exposure on the world stage which led Pacquiao to comment "I don't know who Jeff Horn is". A tweet February 12 by Pacquiao complicated negotiations when he said that he planned to fight in the United Arab Emirates. On February 26, Pacquiao and Amir Khan announced that they had reached an agreement to fight, leaving Horn without an opponent. On March 7, the Khan fight was called off, and on April 5, a deal for the Pacquiao-Horn fight was reached. A press conference on April 10 signaled the confirmation of the fight, scheduled for July 2, 2017 in the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.

Profile of Jeffrey Horn versus Manny Pacquiao BiographyEmmanuel Dapidran "Manny" Pacquiao, PLH (/ˈpæki.aʊ/ PAK-ee-ow; Tagalog: [pɐkˈjaʊ]; born December 17, 1978) is a Filipino professional boxer and politician. In boxing, he has held the WBO welterweight title since 2016, and is currently in his third reign with that title. Pacquiao is currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines. Pacquiao is widely considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time. He is the first and only eight-division world champion, having won eleven major world titles, as well as being the first boxer to win the lineal title in five different weight classes. Pacquiao is also the third boxer in history to win major world titles in three of the original eight weight divisions of boxing, also known as the "glamour divisions" (flyweight, featherweight, and welterweight).
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