Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Close  
  • share this

Brisbane could stage potential Pacquiao-Horn rematch

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 07:45 PM July 02, 2017

BRISBANE, Australia—Manny Pacquiao wants a rematch, Jeff Horn is amenable, and this beautiful city is willing to stage it again.

Revered promoter Bob Arum may yet be forced to stage a Pacquiao-Horn II if the main parties involved in the “Battle of Britain” come to terms early.

ADVERTISEMENT

READ: Pacquiao ‘definitely’ open to Horn rematch

That’s because, Pacquiao-Horn carries a rematch clause.

Pacquiao, being the champion, can ask for a repeat in case he gets stunned and stung by the Hornet.

Jeff Horn, left, of Australia and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight world title to Horn in a stunning, unanimous points decision in the Sunday afternoon bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane in front of more than 50,000 people. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

It happened Sunday night and the probability of another war between Pacquiao and Horn is quite high.

Especially with Horn emerging as the new poster boy of Brisbane as a city of great events.

Fact is, a ticker-tape parade has been arranged for Horn by the city and state government on Thursday.

A true-blue Queenslander, Horn has been given all-out support by city bigwigs, providng him with enough financial support and a training team that includes dieticians and doctors.

Now that he has delivered, the city wants to pay Horn back.

ADVERTISEMENT

With the city coffers richer by at least $25 million owing to the influx of thousands of vistors, including Filipinos from Sydney and Melbourne, top tourism official Kate Jones said they would gladly staged Pacquiao-Horn again.

But in a different level and scale as the hometown boy is now the champion.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Bob Arum, Boxing, BRISBANE, Jeff Horn, Manny Pacquiao, Queensland, rematch
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
entertainment

Junkie pines for glory days with powerful benefactor

April 25, 2018 12:15 AM

entertainment

Angel Aquino’s li’l angel is now a lady

April 25, 2018 12:10 AM

newsinfo

10 killed as van plows into Toronto crowd

April 24, 2018 11:50 PM

entertainment

Shaina Magdayao says she’s not bothered by being single

April 24, 2018 09:52 PM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved