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Horn purse 20 times lower than Pacquiao’s

Jeff Horn’s paycheck in his bid to unseat world welterweight king Manny Pacquiao on July 2 in Brisbane is 20 times lower than what the Filipino star is guaranteed.

But that doesn’t discourage the 29-year-old challenger from putting his best foot forward when he faces Pacquiao before an overflow crowd of close to 60,000 at Suncorp Stadium.

Jeff Horn (right)
“He’s arriving on Saturday and my message to him is relax and enjoy your stay in Brisbane because on July 2 I’m taking your world title,’’ Horn told his hometown paper, Courier Mail, which reported that Pacquiao is earning AU$10 million.

“But I have to first say thank you to him for giving me the chance. I never thought I would ever get the opportunity to fight for his world title and certainly not before a packed crowd at Suncorp,” said Horn, the massive underdog.

Horn admits he is overwhelmed by the magnitude of the event but insists he won’t freeze when the bell sounds.

“He’s one of the greatest boxers in history and people in Australia have supported the fight because of his name and the chance to see an Aussie against him. But I believe this is the start of a new era in boxing and a changing of the guard,” he added.

Source: http://sports.mb.com.ph/2017/06/23/horn-purse-20-times-lower-than-pacquiaos/

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