Manny Pacquiao arrives in Brisbane for upcoming title defense

ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 24, 2017 11:53 PM
Manny Pacquiao lands in Brisbane for upcoming title defense
Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinkee arrive in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo courtesy of Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News)

With just a little over a week to go before his title defense, eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBO welterweight world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao safely landed in Brisbane, Australia, Saturday evening. 

Pacquiao, along with wife Jinkee, head coach Freddie Roach, some family, friends, and supporters boarded a chartered Air Asia flight from his hometown of General Santos City and flew straight to Brisbane, arriving at around 9:00 PM Australia time. 

According to ABS-CBN's Dyan Castillejo, Pacquiao was in good spirits following his six-hour flight. The 38-year old Pinoy boxing legend addressed the local media upon arrival, saying that he was 'optimistic' about his fight against hometown boy Jeff "The Hornet" Horn. 


Pacquiao talks to waiting media at Brisbane airport 9pm local time #PacquiaoHorn

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Pacquiao and the unbeaten Horn will fight for the WBO welterweight on Sunday, July 2nd at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.  


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iWant TV users can watch online on iWant TV. ABS-CBN mobile 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 3PM on July 2.

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