Pacquiao V Horn fight to be Australia’s top box office hit

The Australian will be in front of how own supporters when he takes on the 11-time world champion Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium on Saturday night and he was in determined mood as he put on a lively open practice session.Horn says he has watched virtually every single one of Pacquiao’s fights to study the Filipino icon’s tendencies.Bradley will be among the boxing luminaries who will attend this weekend’s big show at the 52,500-capacity rugby venue.Jeff Horn’s attempt to take the WBO Welterweight championship off Manny Pacquiao will highlight a four-bout fight card at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium in Australia on Saturday, July 1 (Sunday, July 2 for United Kingdom viewers).Lonergan said more than 47,000 tickets had already been sold – already nearly 10,000 more than the Australian record for boxing – and they were on track to top 50,000.Boxing fans can also catch the “Battle of Brisbane” exclusively on free television via GMA 7 at 10 a.m., a press release from the TV network said.Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum from Top Rank, revealed on Wednesday that a television audience of about 95 million will be watching in the USA – the largest since Muhammad Ali fought Leon Spinks in 1978.”He wants a re-match with Mayweather”, Roach told Sky News of 38-year-old Pacquiao. The Filipino has lost three of his last eight fights, including the initial matchup against Mayweather in 2015.Former two-division world champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley will be returning to the commentary booth for sports broadcast giant ESPN to call the upcoming title clash between Pacquiao and Australia’s Jeff “The Hornet” Horn on Sunday, July 2nd. The fight is also tracking to sell more pay per views than any other in the Australian market, and the live ESPN broadcast could reach an estimated 95 million US homes on Saturday night.This won’t be the first time for Bradley to call a Pacquiao fight, as he was also on commentary duties when the eight-division world champion dethroned Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas previous year. Pacquiao by decision is the favorite at -110, which makes sense based on Pacquiao’s recent lull in knockout victories.That gives the power advantage to Horn, who has 11 wins by knockout in his 16-0-1 career, which will be added to by Horn’s size advantage come fight time.”I was surprised to hear them say that, actually”, the former school teacher said.He says the all-time boxing great remains afraid to “pull the trigger” on his big punches. By the way, Horn is a slightly bigger underdog here than McGregor (+450) is against Mayweather. Sherman posted the total of the fight at 9.5 rounds over -215 and under +165. Horn is taller than Pacquiao and has a longer reach, but not much else stands out. Horn is most effective when he is able to land combinations, but that will be very hard against Pacquiao.