Full coverage: Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn


Manny Pacquiao will defend his welterweight title against Jeff Horn on Saturday at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET).

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) has won two fights in a row since losing a one-sided affair to Floyd Mayweather in 2015 — both clear decisions victories in 2016 against Timothy Bradley Jr. and Jessie Vargas. Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) fought three times in 2016, winning all three bouts by stoppage.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of their title fight on Saturday.

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Pacquiao was expected to attend church and have a light training session on Sunday in Brisbane, after he arrived late Saturday for his world title fight against Horn. — ESPN.com news services

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While Pacquiao has been out running along the river and attracting attention downtown since arriving on a chartered flight with a huge entourage, Horn has been preparing for their WBO welterweight world title bout in the quiet outer suburbs. — ESPN.com news services

Horn: I hope Pacquiao stays ‘cocky’
Pacquiao and his team have been branded “cocky” after signing up to defend the WBO world welterweight title against Horn. — ESPN.com news services

Arum: ‘People don’t have to pay extra to watch Pacquiao’
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Pacquiao-Horn title fight to air live in the U.S. on ESPN
The welterweight title bout will be televised live on ESPN, marking the first time a Pacquiao fight will air live on basic cable. Broadcast not available in Australia. — Dan Rafael

Pacquiao meets Horn, starts to prep for ‘Battle of Brisbane’
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Pacquiao says Horn fight will show he’s not done yet
Pacquiao says his world title bout with Horn is his chance to tell the boxing world “I’m not done yet.” — ESPN.com news services

Pacquiao deal for July fight vs. Horn done
Top Rank says the long-awaited deal for Pacquiao to defend his welterweight world title in Australia against Horn is complete. — Dan Rafael

Horn promoter: Pacquiao fight set for July 2
Horn’s promoter, Duco Events, announced in April that Pacquiao would face Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 in Australia (July 1 in the U.S.). Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank, said the deal was not quite finalized. — Dan Rafael


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