Pacquiao fights on: ‘I love this sport’
Manny Pacquiao will fight on and, chances are, he’ll seek vindication against Jeff Horn before the year ends.
“I love this sport and until the passion is gone, I will continue to fight for God, my family, my fans and my country,” Pacquiao posted on his Twitter account Wednesday.
Beaten by Horn in their “Battle of Brisbane” for the World Boxing Organization welterweight crown on July 2, Pacquiao has a rematch clause at his disposal.
And Horn is ready to give Pacquiao a chance to regain the 147-pound title in Brisbane. Horn even told ringtv.com that he could possibly knock out Pacquiao.
“I think I’ll do better the second time around,” Horn said Wednesday. “I think that occasion, just having that crowd and being up against someone like that gives me a lot of experience in one go, so I think I’ll be way better the next time I go out for sure; no Round 9 repeats.”
Horn was referring to the round when Pacquiao nearly knocked him out.
According to Pacquiao’s adviser, Mike Koncz, the Fighting Senator “is enjoying some quality time with his family” and that a decision on his next fight will be announced next month.
Meanwhile, Koncz also said Pacquiao and chief trainer Freddie Roach have agreed on a payment scheme (for the Horn bout) that involves Top Rank.
“For the last five years, we have instructed our promoter to deduct said payment from our guaranteed purse and this is how our corner has been paid,” said Koncz.
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