Manny Pacquiao will be facing Aussie Jeff Horn on April 23rd and it is tentatively set for Queensland, Australia. We breakdown Pacquiao vs Horn along with the betting odds for the fight.
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Manny Pacquiao is the (-650) favorite while Jeff Horn is at (+425) underdog odds, according to Bovada boxing.
This will be an opportunity of a lifetime for Jeff Horn, who is 16-0-1 and doesn't have much recognition outside of his native Australia, where the local media have created a "Rocky" storyline surrounding the fight.
This is expected to be a major event because in Australia because the fans are big supporters of their local fighter and a big name like Manny Pacquiao does not come around very often, if at all.
Also, Australia is very close to Manny Pacquiao's home country of the Philippines, and there is a large amount of Filipinos in Australia who will be able to watch the fight in their time zone. So, this is somewhat of a business decision on the part of Top Rank that is estimated to bring $200 million into the local economy.
As for the fight itself, Manny is the clear betting favorite at (-650) odds. This is because Jeff Horn only has 17 professional fights and has never really faced anyone of note -- let alone anyone the calibre of Manny Pacquiao.
The biggest name on Horn's record would have to be Randall Bailey, who he broke down with body shots that caused Bailey to quit in the 7th round. However, Manny Pacquiao is not going to present the same target as Bailey did. Also, the speed of Pacquiao will be like nothing Horn has ever seen before.