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Manny Pacquiao Plans To face Jeff Horn, Not Retiring

Manny Pacquiao Plans To face Jeff Horn, Not Retiring

5/8/2017

Manny Pacquiao lost his title via decision to Jeff Horn last month in a fight tagged "Battle Of Brisbane", which ended controversy but upheld after an investigation was carried out on the fight and According to Top Rank Promoter Bob Arum, there is a potential rematch on the way.

Manny Pacquiao, who was said to be at the verge of retirement will now head towards completing contractual right to rematch Jeff Horn

"Manny doesn't want to retire. He wants the rematch, so we are going to do the rematch," Arum told ESPN. "Manny told me he wants to do the rematch, but now we are looking for the window that satisfies the Senate. We need to see when they have a recess that will allow Manny the time he needs to train and have the fight."

Pacquiao, who serves in the Senate of the Philippines, met Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Horn's hometown of Brisbane, Australia, on July 2 (July 1 in the United States) on ESPN. It was an action-packed and bloody fight that most thought Pacquiao clearly won, but Horn was awarded a unanimous decision and Pacquiao's welterweight world title in a massive upset.
Arum said the rematch likely will take place in Australia in November, when the Senate is typically in recess.

Manny Pacquiao is a serving sanatorium in Philippines met Horn at Suncorp Stadium in Horn's hometown of Brisbane, Australia, on July 2, which was thought by many, a win for Pacquiao but was Awarded Horn via Unanimous Decision

"Once I have an answer from the Senate when they have their recess, I will go to my partner in Australia, Duco [Events], and we will figure out where we're going to do the fight," Arum said. "[The state of] Queensland has certain rights from hosting the first fight, but we need to figure out where the fight will be. The problem is we can't have it outdoors again because of the weather. November is the summer there, and it's brutal to do it outdoors. We can't do it. Even in July, which is their winter, it was pretty hot outdoors."

Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) is the only eight-division world champion in boxing history and  In the July fight before a crowd of 51,052 , Pacquiao, 38, nearly knocked out Horn, 29, in the ninth round. But Pacquiao couldn't put Horn away. Still, most thought Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) had won until the scores were read: a shocking 117-111 along with two scores of 115-113, all for Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs).

"I think the first fight was an excellent fight. It was competitive and [Horn] feels emboldened, and I think it will be a very good fight again," Arum said. "And now Horn is known much more in the United States after that fight."

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