One move could spell disaster for Horn

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 03:06:08 PM. IT’S the Rocky Horror move that Manny Pacquiao believes is key to beating Australia’s Rocky, Jeff Horn - a jump to the left, and then a step to the right.
ULTIMATE GUIDE: everything you need to know about superfight JEFF HORN: The bullied kid who fought back MANNY PACQUIAO: How tragedy made him stronger On Tuesday Pacquiao told me that he’s not nervous at all about Sunday’s superfight at Suncorp Stadium and that he is sleeping soundly with every intention of still being world welterweight champion when he flies home after the fight. Pacquiao has been practising his devastating counter-move all his life since he started fighting on the streets of Manila as a runaway teenager and he’s sharpening it this week at the Lang Park PCYC in readiness for the bout at Suncorp Stadium. “My preparation has been very good,’’ Pacquiao said. “Jeff Horn is a school teacher but I am a teacher in the boxing ring.’’ I showed Horn some spy footage of Pacquiao going through the moves and the Fighting Schoolteacher guaranteed me he’s done his homework on exactly the position the Filipino fighter-turned-senator tries to gain in centre ring. At 38, southpaw Pacquiao is one of the fastest fighters in the world with both feet and hands, and that speed allows the World Boxing Organisation welterweight champion to batter opponents from unorthodox angles. Being a left-hander (southpaw) also makes him more difficult for orthodox fighters (right-handed) such as Horn. Pacquiao then exaggerates the difficulty with his slippery moves. He’s most dangerous when he’s attacking from the side and he is constantly rehearsing the shock punches. Manny Pacquiao insists...Read more
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