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Story by:  Robert Uzzell

 

Wladimir Klitschko, Juan Manuel, and Timothy Bradley have decided to hand the gloves up on their outstanding boxing careers.  Both men are Hall of Fame fighters in my opinion.  Neither one can be accused of dodging any fighter and while neither may be considered the best, they would’ve given anyone trouble in any era of boxing!

TimothyBradleyLet’s start with Timothy Ray “Desert Storm” Bradley, Jr.  Timmy ends his career with 33 wins, only 2 losses, and a questionable draw.  He has 13 wins by knockout.  His only losses were to Manny Pacquiao, and there is no shame in losing to (arguably) the best fighter of this era.

Timothy Bradley won five world championships in two different weight classes.  There was a stretch from 2007 – 2016 when he took on the following fighters IN ORDER:

Former IBF World lightweight champion Miguel Vasquez.

Former WBC World light welterweight (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Junior Witter.

World title challenger Edner Cherry.

Former WBO World light welterweight  (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Kendall Holt.

Former unified World  WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO lightweight champion Nate Campbell.

Former WBA (Super) and IBF World light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson.

Undefeated welterweight Luis Abregu (29-0, 23 KOs).

Undefeated former WBC and IBF World light welterweight (junior welterweight/super lightweight) champion Devon Alexander.

Former WBA super featherweight and the WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal World lightweight champion Joel “El Cepillo” Casamayor 

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao.

World title challenger Ruslan Provodnikov.

Former four-division champion (9 world titles) Juan Manuel Marquez.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (Part II).

Interim WBA World welterweight titleholder Diego Chaves.

Former WBA and IBO World super lightweight, and  WBO World welterweight champion Jessie Vargas.

Former WBA World lightweight and  WBO World welterweight champion Brandon Rios.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (Part III).

Bradley didn’t have the biggest punch in the world, but he always fought like he did.  His heart was unquestionable and he was a “dog” in the ring.  You came out always knowing you were in a fight and taking him out was almost impossible.

I’ll miss him.  My favorite parts of his career are when he punked Devon Alexander and made him quit.  Devon had cuts due to punches and a head-butt, but when asked which eye was giving him trouble he pointed to the one which didn’t have the bad damage.  Bradley took the fight out of him.

I also remember when Kendall Holt landed his money punch (the left hook) to Bradley and I thought the fight was over.  Check out the 40-second mark of the video below and then watch Bradley’s head and eyes on the slow motion replay at 44 seconds.  It still amazes me how Bradley popped right up afterwards and went on to win the fight.

 

JMMNext up is Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez Mendez, (56-7-1, 40 KOs), who help nine world titles in four different classes.  He fought in five total weight classes.  Marquez lost his first fight, then rolled off 29 wins in a row before losing his WBA featherweight shot against Freddie Norwood.  Less than four years later he got his second chance and won the vacant IBF featherweight strap.  Later that year, he unified and won the WBA title over Derrick Gainer.

In 2004, he fought the lineal champion Manny Pacquiao and despite being dropped three times in the first, the fight ended in a split-decision draw.

Over the course of the next few years he jumped between featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and took on all comers.

Marquez will be known for three things, being one of the best counter-punchers in boxing, his four fights with Pacquiao, and the shot heard across the world on December 8, 2012 (against Pacquiao).

Watch Marquez’s fights with Juan Diaz, “Smoke” Gainer, Julio Cervacio (brutal- see video below),  Casamayor, and many others.

And then came the shot that shocked the boxing world!  Marquez’s fourth and final fight with Manny Pacquiao.  Marquez didn’t get any breaks in the previous three fights so decided to create one for himself.

It was perhaps the most significant punch of the past decade.  “He’s not getting up Jim, he’s not getting up Jim, he’s not getting up Jim!”, exclaimed Roy Jones Jr.

His final fight was against Mike Alvarado.  Check out his career in professional boxing.  In it he fought:

Former WA World featherweight champion Freddie Norwood.

World title challenger Robbie Peden.

Former five-time World featherweight champion Manuel Medina.

Former WBA World featherweight champion Derrick “Smoke” Gainer.

The only eight-division world champion (11 world titles) in the history of boxing, Manny Pacquiao (four times).

Former IBF and WBO World featherweight and WBO World junior lightweight champion Orlando Salido.

Former four-time World champion Marco Antonio Barrera.

World title challenger Ricardo “Rocky” Juarez.

Former WBA World super featherweight champion and  WBC, Ring magazine, and lineal World lightweight champion Joel Casamayor.

Former unified WBA, IBF, and WBO World lightweight champion Juan Diaz.

Former multi-division champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Former WBO World lightweight titleholder Michael Katsidis.

Former WBO World junior welterweight (light welterweight/super lightweight) champion Mike Alvarado.

Former five-time World champion (two weight classes) Timothy Bradley, Jr.

For young fans who don’t know, Marquez was a Hall of Famer before the Pacquiao knockout.

 

wladimirklitschkoFinally we have Wladimir Wladimirowitsch “Dr. Steelhammer”  Klitschko or Володи́мир Кличко́ who ends his career at 64 wins, 5 defeats, with 53 big wins by KO.

Many fans and media find it difficult where to play Wlad in the all-time heavyweight great category.  Whenever such a difficult task happens, you have to look at the accomplishments of the fighter in their era.

If you do that, Wladimir is in the Top 10.  He defended his title 23 times, second only to the great Joe Louis.

Klitschko had a polarizing style, as he was considered dull by man-a-fan and media member.  His circling jab and cerebral style wasn’t what fans of action fights wanted to see.  It was too “robotic” they would say.

How odd is it then that his final fight, a action-packed loss at age 41, gives fans something to remember for many years?

Klitschko lost to Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) in a fight where 90,000 fans created an electric atmosphere.  The old man didn’t let them down in a fight   In the fifth round, Joshua came out and jumped on Klitschko, sending him to the canvas.  An angry Klitschko got up and dominated Joshua for the rest of the round.  We’ve never seen this from Wlad.  In the past,  if Wlad goes down, Wlad doesn’t recover to do anything of note.

In the case of the Joshua fight, Wladimir came out in the next round and landed a  straight right hand to drop Joshua hard.  Joshua was in trouble and the old man came to finish him off but couldn’t.  Joshua was gassed beyond description and the old man was one big punch away from ending it.

Despite not being able to finish, Klitschko won his share of rounds until the 11th round.  Joshua attacked Wlad and landed an uppercut that would’ve kept the younger version of Klitschko (and most heavyweights down for good.  Somehow the old man stood up but was badly hurt.  Follow up combinations, ending with a left hook dropped Wlad. Klitschko got up, and series of punches floored Klitschko another left hook. Wlad was up and as AJ came to finish him the referee stopped it.  The replay showed most of the shots missed and Wlad, though extremely tired, deserved an opportunity to finish.

If the knock on him was that he was boring, Wladimir Klitschko did more for some fans going out with that loss than he did in all of his wins.

Wladimir ducked nobody in his career.  Some of the notable opponents he fought:

Former three-time title challenger Axel Schulz.

Former title challenger Monte Barrett.

Former two-time World heavyweight champion Chris Byrd.

Former IBF World heavyweight champion Francois Botha.

Former WBO World heavyweight champion Ray Mercer.

Former four-time World heavyweight challenger Jameel McCline.

Former WBO World heavyweight champion Lamon Brewster.

Former WBC World heavyweight champion Samuel Peter.

World heavyweight title challenger Calvin Brock.

Former World heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.

Former two-time World cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck.

Former WBA World titleholder Alexander Povetkin.

Former World heavyweight challenger Kubrat Pulev.

World heavyweight challenger Bryant Jennings.

World title challenger Tyson Fury* – Fury failed drug tests before bout with Klitschko, without Klitschko’s knowledge. 

Current IBF, WBA. and IBO World heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua.

Dr. Steelhammer (Wlad), Dinamita (JMM), and Desert Storm (Timmy), I wish all three of you the very best.

You will be missed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES THIS WEEK!

WBO JR. LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE RUMBLE

VASYL LOMACHENKO VS. MIGUEL MARRIAGA

PLUS BATTLE OF TOP-RATED CONTENDERS

RAY BELTRAN VS. BRIAN VASQUEZ AND PRO DEBUT OF L.A. NATIVE / 2016

U.S. OLYMPIAN IKAELA MAYER

 

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            LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2017) —  Two-division world champion and pound for pound superstar VASYL “Hi-Tech” LOMACHENKO returns to a Los Angeles ring for the first time in over three years when he headlines an all-action card, This Saturday!  August 5, at Microsoft Theater, located at LA Live!  Lomachenko will be defending his World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title against two-time world title challenger and Top-10 contender MIGUEL “Escorpión” MARRIAGA.  The co-main event will feature three-time world title challenger and top-rated lightweight contender RAY “Sugar” BELTRAN defending his NABF and NABO lightweight titles against former two-time interim World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion and the current WBA No. 1 contender BRYAN VASQUEZ.  The four gladiators boast a combined professional record of 102-12-1 (67 KOs).

 

Both title fights will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

 

The non-televised undercard will feature the professional debut of 2016 U.S. Olympian and Los Angeles native MIKAELA MAYER in her first hometown fight since 2008.  She will fight in a four-round lightweight bout.

 

Promoted by Top Rank®, remaining tickets to the Lomachenko vs. Marriaga / Beltran vs. Vasquez championship event are priced at $130, $105, $80, $55 and $30.  They may be purchased at microsofttheater.comAXS.com, by phone at 888-929-7849 or at the STAPLES Center Box Office.

 

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Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao dropped an unjust decision to Jeff Horn last night in Australia.

The judges were either inept, swayed by the crowd, or recipients of payola while turning in scores of 115-113 twice and a horrific 117-111.

Listen in for my thoughts:

 

MANNY PACQUIAO / JEFF HORN Q & A TRANSCRIPT

Fighters Talk About Biggest Fight In Australian History

Televised Live on ESPN

This Saturday, July 1, at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT 

 

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Jeff Horn Workout & Interview is HERE

Manny Pacquiao & Freddie Roach Feature Here 

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Fighter of the Decade and reigning WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, and his opponent, undefeated No. 1 contender JEFF “The Hornet” HORN, hosted a media Q&A on Tuesday in Brisbane, Australia, just days before their historic fight.  They were joined by their respective trainers, Freddie Roach and Glenn Rushton, and Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum    

 

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), of General Santos City, Philippines, boxing’s only eight-division world champion and the only sitting Senator to capture a world championship belt, and Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia,, a 2012 Olympian and Pacquiao’s mandatory challenger, collide This Saturday, July 1, at Suncorp Stadium in front of a national record 60,000 fans.  ESPN will televise the Pacquiao-Horn world title tilt and an all-action three-bout undercard, live, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

 

FRED STERNBURG:  The biggest fight in Australian history is just days away.  Fighter of the Decade and Eight Division World Champion Senator Manny Pacquiao will be defending his WBO welterweight title against undefeated and No. 1 mandatory challenger Jeff “The Hornet” Horn.  It is a huge event and it will be televised live to the U.S. on Saturday, July 1, on ESPN, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.  We have both Jeff and Manny on and we will begin with Jeff as well as his trainer/manager Glenn Rushton and his promoter Dean Lonergan.  To set the table, it is a pleasure to introduce Hall of Fame Promoter Bob Arum.

 

BOB ARUM:  Thank you very much.  We are here is Brisbane and it is approximately 9 am on Wednesday morning and Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles, early Tuesday evening in New York.  There is tremendous excitement for this fight – it is something really special.  The whole country has caught on.  Every newspaper — front page, back page — all over the television, the country has really embraced this event.  The event will be held Sunday afternoon, July 2 in Suncorp Stadium and it will be televised live, including a tremendous three-fight undercard, in the United States by our friends at ESPN.  I am very, very excited about this event between welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn.  It’s is going to be a very, very good battle.  I watched Jeff train – I think he’s up for a performance of his life and you are going to see a great, great fight on Saturday night.

 

JEFF HORN:  I m feeling very excited and I can’t wait for Sunday to come and I am ready to go to war. (more…)

       
Battle of Brisbane
MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JEFF HORN
WBO Welterweight Championship

Saturday, July 1, 2017 * Brisbane, Australia
LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA
9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“BATTLE OF BRISBANE” WEIGHTS
MANNY PACQUIAO VS. JEFF HORN
 
AIRING IN CANADA TOMORROW NIGHT
LIVE FROM AUSTRALIA
EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL
 
MANNY PACQUIAO 146 LBS., JEFF HORN 147 LBS.
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (June 30, 2017) – The eight principal fighters all made weight today for tomorrow night’s “Battle of Brisbane”, starting at   9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, airing on Super Channel across Canada, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
 
“Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs. Horn” is a presentation of Top Rank Boxing and Duco Events. Super Channel will air four exciting fights from this card, headlined by World Boxing Organization (WBO) Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, the eight-division world champion, defending his title against unbeaten challenger Jeff Horn, exclusively in Canada.
 
 
BATTLE OF BRISBANE ON SUPER CHANNEL
Main Event – WBO Welterweight World Championship (12 rounds)
Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), Champion, General Santos City, Philippines 146 lbs. 
Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), Challenger, Brisbane, Australia 147 lbs. 
Co-Feature – IBF Super Flyweight World Championship (12 rounds)
Jerwin Ancajas (26-1-1, 17 KOs), Champion, Cavite City, Philippines 114 lbs. 
Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), Challenger, Kobe, Japan 115 lbs. 
 
Middleweights (8 rounds)
Shane Mosley, Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), Pomona, California. USA 160 lbs. 
David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs), Canberra, Australia 160 lbs. 
 
Featherweights (6 rounds)
Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK 126 lbs. 
Jarrett Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), Brisbane, Australia 126 lbs. 
 
 
WHAT: “Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs. Horn”
 
WHEN: Saturday, July 1, 2017
 
WHERE: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
 
PROMOTERS: Top Rank & Duco Events
 
TELEVISION: Live on Super Channel across Canada
 
FIRST TV BOUT: 9:00 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT
 
PACQUIAO VS. DE LA HOYA & HATTON REPLAYS ON SC1

As a warm-up to the “Battle of Brisbane” on July 1, Super Channel will present two replays of previous Pacquiao bouts on Friday June 30 starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on SC1:

Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar de la Hoya
– Dec. 6, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton
– May 2, 2009 (IBO World super lightweight title)

These fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.
 

Some of the greatest boxers in history have confirmed they will be ringside, including Roberto Duran, Evander Holyfield, and Thomas Hearns.
 
To see the “Battle of Brisbane” live, as well as more exciting boxing to come, fight fans in Canada can contact their local cable provider to subscribe to Super Channel and all that it has to offer, including premium series, movies and much more, for as low as $9.95 per month.
 
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Pacquiao vs Horn; Robert Easter Jr, Julian Williams;

Terence Crawford, Vasyl Lomachenko on ESPN

 

Check out the video below with thoughts on Robert Easter Jr, Julian Williams, Pacquiao vs Horn, Vasyl Lomachenko, and Terence Crawford.

 

 

 

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Manny Pacquiao & Freddie Roach Workout quotes from Australia

Battle of Brisbane

MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JEFF HORN

WBO Welterweight Championship

Saturday, July 1, 2017 * Brisbane, Australia

LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA

9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PM  

 

 

PACQUIAO VS. HORN AIRING LIVE IN CANADA THIS SATURDAY EXCLUSIVELY ON SUPER CHANNEL

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (June 27, 2017) – World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight World champion Manny “Pacman’ Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) and his Hall-of-Fame trainer, Freddie Roach, held a media workout today in Australia, preparing for this Saturday night’s showdown between Pacquiao and his title challenger, Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs).

“Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs. Horn,” presented by Top Rank and Duco Events. will air this Saturday evening, exclusively in Canada on Super Channel, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Super Channel subscribers will be able to watch four exciting fights, starting at   9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, on the “Battle of Brisbane” card, headlined by Pacquiao vs. Horn.

 

PACQUIAO VS. DE LA HOYA & HATTON REPLAYS ON SC1

As a warm-up to the “Battle of Brisbane” on July 1, Super Channel will present two replays of previous Pacquiao bouts on Friday June 30starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on SC1:

Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar de la Hoya– Dec. 6, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton– May 2, 2009 (IBO World super lightweight title)

These fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.

See Pacquiao and Roach quotes below from today’s workout:

MANNY PACQUIAO: “We have a really good plan for this fight.  We worked hard in training camp both in Manila and in General Santos City.  I’m totally focused for this fight.  I am not looking past this fight because at this point in my career, every fight is the most important.  There are no tomorrows if I don’t win today.

“Jeff Horn is OK.  I’ve watched video of his fights.  He brings a lot of action into the ring.

“I know what he is feeling.  I remember everything about my first world title fight.

“Being a senator and training for a fight is hard.  It takes discipline and time management.  Luckily, the Senate has been in recess for the past few weeks and I have been able to focus on training for my world title fight.

“A Senator’s job is to defend his people … to fight for their rights.

“I know Jeff Horn used to be a teacher.  In the ring, I’m a teacher too.

“I am ready for Jeff to come out and be aggressive.  If he does that it will be a great fight for the fans.

“The biggest crowd I ever fought in front of was at Cowboys Stadium against Joshua Clottey. I’m told this could be bigger [51,000+].  I am very excited for doing that, even though they may not be rooting for me.  I am also very happy that ESPN will be televising it live.to the U.S.  Now everyone can see it.  It’s good for boxing.”

FREDDIE ROACH: “Manny is a performer.  He loves people, loves a big audience.  Brisbane has all that for this fight.  He’ll be fighting in front of the biggest crowd of his career.

“Not everyone gets the opportunity to fight for a world title.  It was always my dream but I never fought for one.  It’s a big deal.  Jeff Horn earned this opportunity.  He is the WBO’s mandatory challenger.

“Manny gave me 110% in training camp.  He always does.  No one works harder in the gym.  The difference in this camp from recent ones has been his aggression.  He’s scored several knockdowns and I haven’t seen that in years.  He has kept his foot on the pedal throughout, even when he’s had a sparring partner in trouble.  After his ring work he is singing and dancing – not well – but that’s not the point.  He is really hungry to make a statement in this fight against Horn.  He’s even playing Shakira during his workouts again and he hasn’t done that in years.”

Saturday night’s Super Channel telecast will also feature two-time Irish Olympian Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), from Belfast, in a six-round featherweight bout against Jarrett “Juarez” Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), of Brisbane.In the 12-round co-feature,International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of Cavite City, Philippines, will defend his title against top-rated contender Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), of Kobe, JapanThe live telecast will open with an eight-round middleweight bout between Shane Mosley, Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), of Pomona, Calif. and son of former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs), of Canberra, Australia.

All fights and fighters are subject to change. (more…)

Super Channel Sports

Battle of Brisbane

MANNY PACQUIAO vs. JEFF HORN

WBO Welterweight Championship

Saturday, July 1, 2017 * Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

LIVE ON SUPER CHANNEL IN CANADA

9 p.m. ET /6 p.m. PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Super Channel to air “Battle of Brisbane”

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn International Card

July 1st live from Australia

 

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(L-R) – Manny Pacquiao & Jeff Horn

(picture courtesy of 7 News Brisbane)

 

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (June 26, 2017) – Super Channel is pleased to announce that it has acquired the exclusive rights in Canada to air the July 1st World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Welterweight Championship bout between reigning champion, future Hall-of-Famer Manny “Pacman’ Pacquiao, and challenger Jeff Horn, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, live from Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

“Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs. Horn” is a presentation of Top Rank and Duco Events. Super Channel will air four exciting fights from this card, headlined by Pacquiao vs. Horn, exclusively in Canada.

“Super Channel is ecstatic to be bringing a non-pay-per-view Pacquiao bout to Canadian fight fans as a follow up to the exciting Brook vs Spence IBF Welterweight Championship we brought them in May” said Troy Wassill, Director of Programming, Domestic Distributors and Sports. “We keep hearing from our viewers that they want more boxing on Super Channel and the ‘Battle of Brisbane’ is going to deliver exactly what they are looking for.”

“The world has followed amazing Manny since he burst onto the scene in his U.S. debut in 2001, where he knocked out Lehlo Ledwaba to win his second of a record eight division world titles,” Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum added. “It’s going to be an unbelievable event.”

PACQUIAO VS. DE LA HOYA & HATTON REPLAYS ON SC1

As a warm-up to the “Battle of Brisbane” on July 1, Super Channel will present two replays of previous Pacquiao bouts on Friday June 30starting at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT on SC1:

Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar de la Hoya– Dec. 6, 2008

Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton– May 2, 2009 (IBO World super lightweight title)

These fights will also be available on Super Channel On Demand.

manny pacquiao.jpgPacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), a former two-term congressman, was elected to a Philippine Senate seat in May 2016, capturing more than 16 million votes nationally.  An international icon, Pacquiao is the only fighter to win eight world titles in as many different weight divisions.  A three-time Fighter of the Year and the reigning BWAA “Fighter of the Decade,” Pacquiao’s resumé features victories over present and future Hall of Famers, including Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley, Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley.

From 2008 to 2010, five of his seven victories were in world title fights, in five different weight classes, ranging from 130 to 154 pounds.  No active boxer has sold more live tickets in the U.S. than Pacquiao, who is also credited with more than 18 million domestic pay-per-view buys.  After his disappointing unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2, 2015, a world championship fight that generated a record 4.5 million pay-per-view buys and more than $400 million in television revenue alone, a healthy Pacquiao (he had suffered a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder during the fourth round of the Mayweather fight) returned to the winner’s circle on April 9, 2016, winning the rubber match against five-time world champion Bradley.  In a battle of Top-10 pound for pound fighters, Pacquiao sent Bradley to the canvas twice en route to a dominant 12-round unanimous decision victory.  On Nov. 5, Pacquiao regained the WBO welterweight title for a third time when he shellacked the once-defeated defending champion Jessie Vargas via another dominant 12-round unanimous decision.  Pacquiao has been trained by Hall of Famer Freddie Roach since 2001.

Unbeaten hometown-favorite Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs), fighting out of Brisbane (Queensland, jeff horn.jpgAustralia), enters the fight of his life having won his last three battles — all in 2016 — against Ali Funeka, Rico Mueller and Randall Bailey, inside the distance.  They had a combined record of 105-14-4 when he fought them.  The 2012 Australian Olympian’s background belies the warrior he has become inside the ring.  Well-schooled inside and outside the ring, Horn received his Bachelor of Education degree from Griffith University and taught high school Physical Education even as he embarked on his professional boxing career.

Horn started boxing at age 18 after being picked on by bullies and he has been an advocate of anti-bullying campaigns.  Immensely popular throughout Australia, the 29-year-old Horn has become a national gate attraction in his own right.  Selected as the 2015 Australian Boxer of the Year, Horn is trained and managed by Glenn Rushton, the only trainer he has ever had, and assisted by former WBC super welterweight world champion John “The Beast” Mugabi.

The July 1 telecast will also feature Irish Olympic hero Michael Conlan (2-0, 2 KOs), from Belfast, in a six-round featherweight bout against Jarrett “Juarez” Owen (5-4-3, 2 KOs), of Brisbane, and International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior bantamweight world champion Jerwin “Pretty Boy” Ancajas (24-1-1, 16 KOs), of Cavite City, Philippines, defending his title against top-rated contender Teiru Kinoshita (25-1-1, 8 KOs), of Kobe, JapanThe live telecast will open with an eight-round middleweight rumble between Shane Mosley, Jr. (10-1, 7 KOs), of Pomona, Calif. and son of former three-division world champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley, and David Toussaint (10-0, 8 KOs), of Canberra, Australia.

Some of the greatest boxers in history have confirmed they will be ringside, including Roberto Duran, Evander Holyfield, and Thomas Hearns.

All fights and fighters are subject to change.

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