Top Rank promoter Bob Arum finally confirmed that Philippines’s boxing star Manny Pacquiao will fight against Australian boxer Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight championship. The venue of the fight is still not decided but will likely to take place in Australia or the United Arab Emirates. The fight is confirmed to take place on 22nd April 2017. You can find Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn fight date, tickets and other details below.
Pacquiao will face Horn is currently undefeated in his professional career and has won 11 of his 16 fights via knockout. Arum said, “We did world tours with Muhammad Ali and that’s what I’m going to do with Manny. It’s good for him to fight all over. He might be president of the Philippines someday and fighting around the world is good for that possibility.”
There was a buzz that Pacquiao’s next fight would against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a rematch of their May 2015 fight and Arum estimated that there is a “75 percent” chance that two boxers would face once again. But that fight is yet to confirm.
The 28-year-old, Horn has not fought any big boxer in his career so far and this will be the biggest fight for him when he will take on Pacquiao. The Philippines sensation is a hot favourite to win this fight but Arum said that Horn could do upset.
Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn Fight Date & Details
|DATE||Saturday, 22 April 2017|
|VENUE||Australia or the United Arab Emirates (not confirmed)|
|TICKETS||Tickets details will be announced soon.|