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Former School Teacher, Jeff Horn Defeats Manny Pacquiao To Claim WBO Welterweight Title

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Former Australian school teacher turned boxer Jeff Horn has shocked the boxing world and legendary world champion, Manny Pacquiao to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight crown with a unanimous points decision in Brisbane on Sunday.

38 years old, Pacquiao, an eight-weight world champion considered one of the greatest fighters of his generation’s camp had predicted a “short and sweet” win over Horn, a 2012 Australian Olympian.

In the 12-round match dubbed the “Battle of Brisbane”, 29-year-old former schoolteacher who was considered an uneven match for veteran Pacquiao was declared the winner on points: 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 by the judges.

Three-time world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has since disputed the result on Twitter saying;

“This is what’s wrong with boxing. Horn was very game but I’m hard pressed to see how he could have won that fight by any stretch!”

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