Battle of Brisbane

Sun 2 July 2017

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

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Jeff Horn did it! He shocked the world and upset sporting icon Manny Pacquiao, to become Australia's first ever World Welterweight Champion.

Over 51,000 fans came together at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on July 2, as well as millions tuned in from around the world to witness one of the biggest sporting contests of 2017.

The electric atmosphere at Suncorp was breathtaking and Horn and Pacquiao delivered a fight that more than lived up to the hype.

Jeff Horn, the humble hero from suburban Brisbane scored one of the greatest wins Australia's sporting history by taking Manny Pacquiao’s world welterweight title with a 12-round decision.


Manny Pacquiao (PHL) vs Jeff Horn (AUS) [w]
Welterweight | 12 x 3 minute rounds
WBO World Welterweight Title

Jerwin Ancajas (PHL) [w] vs Teiru Kinoshita (JPN)
Junior Bantamweight Title | 12 x 3 minute rounds
IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title

Michael Conlan (IRE) [w] vs Jarrett Owen (AUS)
Featherweight | 6 x 3 minute rounds

Shane Mosley Jr (USA) vs David Toussaint (AUS) [w]
Middleweight | 8 x 3 minute rounds

Damien Hooper (AUS) [w] vs Umar Salamov (RUS)
Light Heavyweight |10 x 3 minute rounds
WBO Int. & IBF Australasian Light Heavyweight Titles

Rasmanudin (IND) vs Brock Jarvis (AUS) [w]
Bantamweight | 6 x 3 minute rounds

Jonel Dapidran (PHL) vs Brent Dames (AUS) [w]
Junior Welterweight | 6 x 3 minute rounds

Fighter Bios


One of the world’s most iconic athletes and the reigning WBO World Welterweight Champion, Manny Pacquiao is considered to be one of the greatest boxers of all time and is the first and only eight-division world champion.

The world’s most popular Asian athlete and long rated as the best pound for pound boxer in the world by the mainstream sporting press, Pacquiao was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 2000s by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA), WBC, and WBO.

Pacquiao’s 2015 bout with Floyd Mayweather lived up to its billings as the ‘Fight of the Century’, breaking pay-per- view viewership records in the United States, with 4.6 million domestic buys (each buy accounts for approximately 5.5 viewers) and millions more watching around the world. Across his career, Pacquiao has generated approximately 19.2 million in pay-per-view buys and $1.2 billion in revenue from his 23 pay- per-view bouts.

Outside of the ring Pacquiao is a serving Senator of the Philippines and has over 11.7million Facebook followers.


Jeff Horn is no ordinary athlete. After just seventeen professional bouts this proud Queenslander is already ranked #2 in the IBF, #2 in the WBO and #13 in the WBA, holding the WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Title and the IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight Title.

Raised in a stable, loving family, the charming, good looking and well- mannered 28-year-old, formerly a school-teacher, began boxing at the relatively late age of 18.

Establishing a name for himself with a decorated amateur career, including Australia’s best ever Olympic boxing performance at London 2012, Horn decided to make the switch to the paid ranks in 2013 and is now on course to become Australia first ever world welterweight boxing champion.

Pre & Post-match excitement

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