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Boxing re-match likely for Horn and Pacquiao in Brisbane

Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia. Source: AAP

Brisbane looks set to be the likely destination for Jeff Horn's first W-B-O welterweight title defence. When it will happen or who he will fight is uncertain, but a rematch with Filipino great Manny Pacquiao is on the cards. Sonja Heydeman reports.

Boxing promoter Bob Arum called the fight a tremendous success for Queensland and for boxing.

 

Horn, a 29-year-old former schoolteacher, was awarded a unanimous 12-round decision over the eight-division world champion after a bloody battle in front of more than 51,000 fans at Brisbane's Lang Park.

 

Arum says a rematch now depends on whether Horn would welcome it and on Pacquiao's passion to re-contest.

 

 

 

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