Manny Pacquiao battles Jeff Horn in the Battle of Brisbane this July 1 for the WBO Welterweight Championship. The battle takes place at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Round 1 is scheduled for 11:30 pm ET on Saturday, July 1.
Manny Pacquiao is 59-6-2. Pacquiao’s won 5 out of his last 6 bouts. His lone loss in his last 6 fights was to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015. Jeff Horn is 16-0-1. The Battle of Brisbane will be Jeff Horn’s first title fight.
Manny Pacquiao Vs Jeff Horn Odds & Pick
Manny Pacquiao is a huge favorite. He’s a bigger favorite at -650 to beat Horn than Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a favorite at -550 to beat Conor McGregor.
WBO Welterweight Championship
When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
Odds: Manny Pacquiao -650 vs Jeff Horn +425
Bet on Manny Pacquiao -650 because…
Pacquiao is one of the greatest fighters to ever live. He showed in his unanimous decision win over Timothy Bradley Jr. that he could hang with the best fighters in his weight class not named Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After beating Bradley Jr., Pacquiao beat Jessie Vargas in a 12-Round Unanimous Decision. Both Vargas and Bradley Jr. have much more experience than Jeff Horn.
Bet on Jeff Horn +425 because…
Jeff Horn fights in front of his countrymen. Horn is a 29-year-old fighter born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. We should never look past home ring advantage in a championship fight. Horn is undefeated. He also won’t have to travel that far to lace up his gloves to fight Manny Pacquiao.
Expert Pick & Final Series Prediction
Although Pacquiao is now 38-years-old, he’s far from being an old man. Pacquiao has taken care of his body. His promoter, Bob Arum, has been very careful to only put Pac in the ring with fighters that Manny can handle.
Jeff Horn is one of those fighters that Manny can handle. I like Horn. I always like fighters to are undefeated, and show no fear in the ring. But, Horn has beaten up a bunch of dudes in Australia.
That’s different than taking on one of the greatest fighters to ever live. I recently watched Pacquiao battle Marco Antonio Barrera on The Ring app through Amazon Fire TV. In those days Pacquiao was still working on his right hand.
Pac doesn’t have an issue with using his right hand anymore. I think he dominates Horn. Horn’s a tough kid. It might take a several rounds for Manny to knock him out.