Witness the rise of Manny Pacquiao's opponent, "The Brisbane Hornet" Jeff Horn!
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 23, 2017 06:20 PM
Catch a glimpse of Jeff "The Hornet" Horn when S+A airs two of his latest fights. (FILE - AP Photo/John Pye)
Before the much-awaited fight of the “People’s Champion” Manny Pacquiao in the “Battle of Brisbane: Pacquiao vs. Horn” on July 2, get to know his opponent first, Jeff Horn, known in the boxing circles as the “Brisbane Hornet” in a two-part special airing on S+A this Monday (June 26) and Tuesday (June 27) at 9:00 pm.
“Jeff Horn: Brisbane Hornet” will focus on the sensational rise of the Australian boxer, who was a P.E. teacher before he decided to put on his gloves full-time and then competed for the flag in the 2011 World Boxing Championships after being named the Australian champion in 2009 and 2011.
After fighting in the 2012 London Olympics, he went pro and set an impressive record of 16 wins, no losses, and one draw with 11 knockouts. See what the fuss on Pacquiao’s next foe is about as S+A features Horn’s fights against former IBF welterweight contender Rico Mueller of Germany on June 26 at 9pm, and against former IBO welterweight champion Ali Funeka of South Africa on June 27, also at 9pm on S+A.
With his recent sensational wins, Horn hopes to upset all-time great Pacquiao when they face each other on July 2 at the Suncorp Stadium in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
ABS-CBN acquired the exclusive rights to the pay broadcast of the “Battle of Brisbane” in a deal between ABS-CBN Sports and the Pacquiao camp forged last June 9. SKYcable subscribers can catch the fight LIVE and commercial-free on SKY Sports PPV starting at 9:00 AM, for just PHP 949! To subscribe, Text PACQUIAOPPV to 23662.
iWant TV users can watch online on iWant TV. ABS-CBNmobile prepaid and postpaid subscribers also have the chance to watch the smackdown in Brisbane by texting PACHORN to 2366 for PHP 949 from June 26 to July 2. The fight streams LIVE at 3:00 PM on July 2.
For more information and stories on the upcoming “Battle of Brisbane” between “people’s Champion” Manny Pacquiao and Australian Jeff Horn, visit ABS-CBN’s sports hubsports.abs-cbn.com and follow @ABSCBNSports on Facebook and Twitter.