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Horn wants to do a Marquez »

Horn: It will be a really good fight. —ROY LUARCA

BRISBANE—Prominently posted in the center white wall of the gym where Jeff Horn trains are posters of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Timothy Bradley, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas and Brandon Rios. Also in the gallery is a poster of Pacquiao’s July 2 tussle with Horn, billed appropriately as “Battle of Brisbane.” They were placed there supposedly to remind Horn of the caliber of the fighter he’s challenging for the World…

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Pacquiao’s next fight depends on his performance vs Horn »

How well Manny Pacquiao will perform against Jeff Horn will largely determine when, where, and against who will be his next fight. An impressive win, specifically a knockout, will definitely make things easier for revered promoter Bob Arum to find a suitable opponent for Pacquiao in November. A decision and a highly improbable loss, on the other hand, is bound to pull Pacquiao’s ring stock down and make it hard for Arum…

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Horn has ‘hands like steel,’ says trainer Rushton »

BRISBANE, Australia—If trainer Glenn Rushton’s grand description of  Jeff Horn turns out to be true, then Manny Pacquiao is in for a brutal tussle on July 2. A punishing 10-week training camp, according to Rushton, has turned Horn into a fighting machine. Somebody with “hands like steel, body like granite,” and with “the strength of an ox.” Rushton, a self-made millionaire and mixed martial arts expert, also said during Horn’s media workout at the…

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Horn to take leaf out of Marquez book vs Pacquiao »

BRISBANE, Australia—Prominently posted at the center white wall of the gym where Jeff Horn trains are posters of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Timothy Bradley, Floyd Mayweather, Chris Algieri, Jessie Vargas and Brandon Rios. Also in the gallery, fourth from left, of course, is that of Pacquiao’s July 2 tussle with Horn simply billed as “Battle of Brisbane.” They were put there to remind Horn of the caliber of the fighter he’s challenging for the…

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Jeff Horn has ’10-point plan’ to upset Pacquiao »

Australian challenger Jeff Horn has a 10-point plan to upset legendary Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao in their World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight, his trainer said Monday. Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) is one of the greats of his generation and a strong favorite to overcome the unbeaten Horn at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. But trainer Glenn Rushton said he has watched hours of the "Pac Man's" previous fights and is confident…

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KO victory to boost Pacquiao’s stock »

Brisbane—The drawing power of Manny Pacquiao remains as strong as ever with his fight against Jeff Horn billed as the “Battle of Brisbane” headed for a sellout. “They (Australian organizers) told me that 45,000 tickets have been sold and that they’ve added 5,000 more,” said Mike Koncz, Pacquiao’s longtime adviser, referring to the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium, venue of the world title fight. And so as not to disappoint the fans, Koncz said…

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Pacquiao-Horn nears sellout »

BRISBANE, Australia—The drawing power of Manny Pacquiao remans as strong as ever with his fight against Jeff Horn billed as the “Battle of Brisbane” headed for a sellout. “They (Australian organizers) told me that 45,000 tickets have been sold and that they've added 5,000 more,” said Mike Koncz, Pacquiao's longtime adviser, referring to the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium, venue of the world title fight. And so as not to disappoint the fans, Koncz…

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