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Pacquiao conqueror Horn wins top Aussie award »

SYDNEY—Boxer Jeff Horn's stunning upset of Filipino great Manny Pacquiao has earned him one of Australia's top sporting honors as the most inspirational athlete of the year.   The unheralded 29-year-old stunned the boxing world with a unanimous 12-round decision over Pacquiao in Brisbane on July 2 in a hotly contested result that rattled the Philippines.   READ: Horn stuns Pacquiao for unanimous decision win   In recognition, he walked away with 'The Don' award at…

6 days ago / Read More »

Who’s Genesis Servania; what is he up to? »

On Wednesday, there was a report saying Manny Pacquiao might still fight this year. Not in Brisbane, not in the Philippines. Pacquiao, the report said, could end up clashing with Amir Khan in Dubai. Meanwhile, Pacquiao’s rematch with Jeff Horn, who took away the Filipino superhero’s WBO welterweight crown last July, has been stalled. Veteran promoter Bob Arum, calling Pacquiao-Horn 2 dormant, said they are planning to put up Horn in a…

4 weeks ago / Read More »

Pacquiao fight in Dubai looms »

  There’s a possibility that Manny Pacquiao will fight before the year ends. And, if ever, it’s not going to be in Manila, but in Dubai. According to a Team Pacquiao insider, the senator has given the go-signal for representatives of a group based in the United Arab Emirates to proceed with the promotion involving him and a boxer of his choice. The Inquirer source said Pacquiao advisers would be going to Dubai…

4 weeks ago / Read More »

Can Pacquiao wangle a rematch now? »

Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn

There are bigger stories in Philippine boxing, like Brian Viloria’s stunning 5th round KO conquest of a highly rated foe in California on Sunday. Milan Melindo is set to defend his IBF junior flyweight crown in Cebu this weekend. Nonito Donaire Jr. has set a big comeback bout. But what continues to intrigue the street fans is Manny Pacquiao’s rematch with unbeaten Jeff Horn of Australia, who took away Pacquiao’s WBO…

1 month ago / Read More »

Can Sen. Pacquiao outfox the sly Bob Arum? »

After the Blunder in Brisbane, legendary Manny Pacquiao, beaten, bloodied, bewildered, cried out he had been set-up. He did not single out the culprit. But Pacquiao obviously meant veteran promoter Bob Arum. Arum would coolly shrug off indirect accusations. Last heard of, Arum was planning to visit Manila to sit down with Pacquiao and discuss the rematch clause in the Battle of Brisbane that saw Australian Jeff Horn taking away Pacquiao’s World Boxing…

1 month ago / Read More »

Pacquiao wants Horn rematch in the Philippines »

Manny Pacquiao said on Sunday he was still wanted a rematch with Jeff Horn after the Filipino boxing hero  pulled out of their scheduled bout in Australia later his year. Queensland's premier, whose state government was the financial backer of a November 12 fight, announced on Friday that Pacquiao "cannot return to the ring" due to other commitments.  "It will not push through there in Australia. But we are bringing the fight here…

2 months ago / Read More »

Promoters: Pacquiao-Horn rematch won’t happen this year »

Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn

BRISBANE, Australia — Manny Pacquiao won't box Jeff Horn in a rematch of their WBO world welterweight title fight this year because the Filipino senator will be busy with government duties. Pacquiao's unavailability for a proposed Nov. 12 bout was announced Friday by Australian promoters of the fight. Horn beat Pacquiao in a contentious unanimous decision in Brisbane on July 2. Pacquiao at the time said he wanted a rematch. "On behalf of…

2 months ago / Read More »
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