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Pacquiao loses WBO welterweight world title in stunning loss to Jeff Horn

WBO World Welterweight Title: Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight. Brisbane, Australia. July 2, 2017. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 02, 2017, 05.58 AM (IST)

In one of boxing's greatest upsets ever, Australia's Jeff Horn stunned Filipino Manny Pacquiao to claim a unanimous 12-round decision and win the WBO world welterweight title in front of 50,000 fans at Brisbane's Lang Park on Sunday, Reuters reports.

The unheralded 29-year-old former schoolteacher, who improved his record to 17-0-1.

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight. (Reuters)

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Horn was adjudged the winner over Pacquiao, an eight-division world champion, by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.

 

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