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