Pacquiao ‘to fight’ Horn

Source:Agencies Published: 2017/4/5 23:53:40

Philippine world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is to fight undefeated Jeff Horn on his home turf in Australia, the Filipino star's camp said Wednesday.

The announcement of the July bout ends months of speculation on who the 38-year-old Filipino dubbed "Pac-Man" would face next as he seeks to prolong a stellar career that saw him win world titles in eight different weight classes.

"We signed the Jeff Horn contract this morning. Fight is July 2 in Brisbane, Australia," Pacquiao's adviser Michael Koncz told AFP by text message.

Pacquiao, who has been hailed as a virtual national hero in his home country, briefly retired early last year and then ran and won a seat in the Philippine senate. But the retirement was short-lived as Pacquiao, who said he missed the ring, made a successful comeback against Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas in November.

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