Pacquiao keeps low profile; Horn gets louder ahead of fight

Pacquiao keeps low profile; Horn gets louder ahead of fight

While Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title defence will be pay-per-view on Australian television, ESPN's telecast will be beamed prime-time in the United States on Saturday.

For Bradley, Pacquiao remains an elite fighter despite the high odometer reading. They have been waiting for the boxer to claim his first knockout since he clobbered Miguel Cotton in the 2011 welterweight title fight. Pacquiao beat Timothy Bradley Jr. and Jessie Vargas in lopsided unanimous decisions past year and has reclaimed the WBO welterweight title. He's popular in his native country, though, and officials are expecting more than 50,000 in attendance at the rugby stadium, which would break the Australian boxing record.

"But I don't think it will go past six rounds with Pacquiao winning convincingly".

"Where I've fought before has been in a small location, so the crowd seems louder than it is - kind of echoes in the room", he said. "The first will talk about what it was like before boxing and the second, about what happened in boxing and after", Pacquiao said.

In 2013, Pacquiao was scheduled to fight USA boxer Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24. At 38 years old, this is Pacquiao's best offer on the table - a title fight against a nobody from "down under". But Pacquiao is so much more experienced and I see him picking the challenger apart with victory coming at around the halfway mark.

Horn stands to make huge money - reported at seven figures, easily the biggest of his career - if he can inflict only Pacquiao's seventh defeat inside the ring.

"My plan is all about timing him and bringing him onto punches, " Horn said. Horn's most notable wins were against Ali Funeka of South Africa and American Randall Bailey - two boxers with very little name recognition.

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Ward then exploded unexpectedly in the 8th round with a big right hand that staggered Kovalev . Why stop the fight? "I want to prove I belong here".

Jeff Horn last fought in Brisbane in front of 1,500 people but now the Manny Pacquiao juggernaut has rolled into town.

Horn is already thinking what an upset win on Sunday could mean to him.

The following is a preview of the WBO World Welterweight Championship match between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao.

"If Jeff is going to win it has to be by knockout, " Bradley said.

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 knockouts) briefly retired a year ago before making a comeback to win the WBO welterweight title against Jesse Vargas in November, as he juggles boxing with his duties as a senator in the Philippines.

"We spoke to Bob, and we chose to give the people a chance to watch the fight on a free station in America".

Asked how he feels about the task at hand, he added: "I know my body". "To get Mayweather, you have to look good. he has to be impressive". Horn only got seven points in the poll.