Jeff Horn becomes new World Boxing Organization welterweight champion.
Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2) of Philippines and Jeff Horn (17-0-1) of Australia headlined the Battle of Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday July 2. “Pacman” fought in defense of the WBO World welterweight title, while “Hornet” anticipated to cause an upset.
The scheduled for twelve rounds encounter went on distance. The judges verdict proclaimed the representative of the country-host as the winner via a unanimous decision. As a result Jeff Horn became a new World Boxing Organization welterweight champion.
During a post-fight interview in the ring, Horn called out Floyd Mayweather. He proposed him a “real fight”.
“One quick thing first. This is just having a bit of a dig overseas to Floyd Mayweather that this is no joke. Which one does he want: the walking stick or the gloves? Come have a real fight,” said Horn.
In the second bout from the top the IBF World junior bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas of Philippines defeated Teiru Kinoshita of Japan via the seventh round TKO and defended the title. Complete results can be found below.
Welterweight Jeff Horn def. Manny Pacquiao via unanimous decision (115-113 x 2, 117-111)
Junior Bantamweight Jerwin Ancajas def. Teiru Kinoshita via seventh-round TKO
Featherweight Michael Conlan def. Jarrett Owen via third-round TKO
Middleweight David Toussain def. Shane Mosley Jr via split decision (75-77, 77-76 x 2)
Light heavyweight Damien Hooper def. Umar Salamov via unanimous decision (96-94 x 3)
Bantamweight Brock Jarvis def. Rasmanudin via first-round KO
Junior Welterweight Brent Dames def. Jonel Dapidran via unanimous decision (58-56 x 2, 59-55)
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