Manny Pacquiao might no longer function as headliner he once was through the prime of his profession, however, the 38-year-old welterweight and future Hall of Famer returns to the ring Saturday night against little-known Australian Jeff Horn.
Pacquiao (59-6-2) is doing so on Horn’s home turf in Brisbane, Australia, at Suncorp Stadium. Horn (16-0-1) has conquered a couple of impressive fighters in Randall Bailey and Ali Funeka to make the fight from the Filipino legend.
Pacquiao was successful at his last bout against Jessie Vargas last November, which struggle demonstrated that he still has his outstanding boxing skills. That is going to make it difficult for Horn to launch any type of attack.
Pacquiao is a favorite, according to OddsShark, meaning that a bettor would have to gamble $550 to earn a gain that is $100 . Horn is a plus-420 underdog.
Pacquiao hasn’t earned a success via a knockout or stoppage since 2008, and that was clearly not true when he was in his heyday. Pacquiao has enrolled 38 knockouts in his profession, but his supporters have not been able to see him show off that once-formidable power several years.
Pacquiao is currently putting his boxing skills on screen on live television. The battle is going to be held Sunday afternoon time in Australia and will be aired on ESPN. The boxing broadcast begins at 9 p.m. ET Saturday.
Pacquiao assets in this point in his profession appear to function as defense, his speed and ring generalship. Horn has demonstrated some power and aggressiveness, and that could leave him vulnerable to getting caught with different mixtures if he’s not able to connect with Pacquiao on a consistent basis.
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