Pacquiao, Horn, Ancajas all make weight for Battle of Brisbane
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 01, 2017 07:54 AM
Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jeff Horn pose for a photo after weighing in, Tuesday, July 1, 2017, in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO welterweight world title on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)
The Associated Press
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — The last of the formalities is over, and Manny Pacquiao is ready for his WBO welterweight world title defense against Australian Jeff Horn.
Both boxers easily made the weight on Saturday morning at Suncorp Stadium, with Pacquiao tipping the scales at 66.1 kilograms (146 pounds) and Horn weighing in at 63.35 kilograms (147 pounds).
Pacquiao, an 11-time world champion across eight divisions, is a hot favorite to win his 60th fight when he lines up against Horn, the 29-year-old former school teacher who is unbeaten in his 17 fights since turning pro in 2013.
In th co-main event, reigning and defending IBF super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas of the Philippines also made weight, coming in at 114-pounds, while his challenger, Teiru Kinoshita of Japan weighed in at 115-pounds.
Jerwin Ancajas meets Teiru Kinoshita for the IBF Super Flyweight world championship before Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn battle for the WBO welterweight world championship on Sunday, July 2nd at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
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