Why KO win a must for Pacquiao in July
So where should Manny Pacquiao go, what should he do, if he failed to knock out Jeff Horn of Australia in their July 2 encounter in Brisbane?
For the record, Pacquiao has made sure there would be a rematch in the event he loses to Horn, an awful underdog.
It’s easy to suspect that rematch call was also intended to help sell the WBO world welterweight championship, called the Battle of Brisbane.
No problem, said Forbes, the fight will surely sell at the 52,000 Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
However, the trusted international trending outfit was quick to explain that Pacquiao-Horn will be a hard sell “for anybody who doesn’t live in Australia.”
Reason: Horn is light years remote from Pacquiao’s exclusive pound-for-pound turf.
They have tried everything, like selling the undocumented big right hand shot of Horn, with which the unbeaten former schoolteacher said he hopes to upset Pacquiao.
But it’s a must for Pacquiao to score a stoppage, says the famous Jenna Jay, a host in the On the Ropes (boxing podcast).
Explains Ms Jay: “Horn has faced Ali Funeka and Randal Bailey and he got knocked down and hurt in those fights.”
What significance does she read in the Pacquiao-Horn title bout?
“If Pacquiao doesn’t score a knockout against Horn, he will never score a knockout the rest of his career.”
She adds: “Pacquiao is still a good fighter, he’s a top 10 welterweight. He can beat a lot of guys out there. I understand why he’s fighting Horn. But as a fan, I’m not looking forward to it too much, except for the fact that I believe he will score a knockout.”
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