Mayor Evelio Leonardia said he is not yet sure if he will join Team Pacman in Australia because he has yet to talk to Pacquiao.
The pair shaped up to each other at Wednesday’s day’s official press conference at Suncorp and both looked ready to fight there and then.
Horn has vowed to pull a page out of Marquez’s book when he tries to dethrone the Filipino.
“Jeff has never fought at this level previously and I think that’s going to be a big advantage for Manny Pacquiao“.
“I don’t know if he has lost his knockout punch and I hope I don’t find out on Sunday”.
Fred Sternburg, the American publicist of Pacquiao, said there was a plan to have the 38-year-old fighter show up briefly in the Central Business District.
Still, when asked if he had the punch to knock out Pacquiao, Horn didn’t miss a beat.
Queensland Police has instructed Manny Pacquiao not to make any further public appearances before Sunday’s world title fight against Jeff Horn because of security concerns. “Horn stands 5’9” and owns a good right straight, but his defense leaves plenty to be desired. “We have a number of strategies that we will employ in the fight and we love being the underdog”.
Jeff Sherman, sportsbook manager at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, opened the fight with Pacquiao -600 and Horn +450. All his wins since have been on points.
“Where I’ve fought before has been in a small location, so the crowd seems louder than it is – kind of echoes in the room”, he said. “The more pressure that’s on me for a fight, the better I perform”. “The last time we had Manny here was a couple of months ago. Jeff’s best weapon is his right hand”.
“Marquez said the Filipino star was “more cautious, more thoughtful in his attacks” – likely to avoid getting caught with a counter”.
Other than YouTube clips, a lot of them have never seen Jeff Horn fight. “I had 36 rounds with him, I already knew what he was doing and that’s why that knockout came at the ideal moment when we wanted it – but beforehand I already knew him and in this case Jeff Horn does not know him, and because of that it will be hard for him”, ESPN Deportes quoted Marquez as saying.
“I fought in front of thousands of Mexicans once in San Antonio, Texas against (Marco Antonio Barrera) early in my career and the only friends in the big stadium were in my corner”. Pacquiao is already 38 years old, dog years in boxing, and experts aver that he needs nothing less than a devastating win over Horn to revive the fans’ interest on him.
Pacquiao hasn’t won a fight via knockout since 2009, and his last five wins have all come via unanimous decision.