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article imagePacquiao-Horn card features fights in six weight classes

By Leo Reyes     Jun 14, 2017 in Sports
The supporting bouts for the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn fight include one title fight for the super flyweight limit of 115 pounds and four non-title fights in the bantamweight, featherweight, light heavyweight and middleweight divisions.
The Pacquiao-Horn fight is set to take place on July 2 at the Suncorp Arena in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao, who is fighting for the first time in Australia is putting his WBO welterweight title on the line.
Bob Arum's Top Rank, Inc. is promoting the fight dubbed the "Battle of Brisbane" in collaboration with Australia's Duco Events. The promoters expects the 55,000 capacity Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane to be filled to its full capacity on fight night.
Featured in the Pacquiao-Horn Card
include a Middleweight fight between Dave Toussaint and Shane Mosley Jr., a Light Heavyweight bout between Damien Hooper and Umar Salamov, a Featherweight fight between Jarret Owen and Michael Conlan and a Bantamweight fight between Brock Jarvis vs. Andika Sabu.
Aside from the four non-title bouts, the weekend event will feature the title fight of Jerwin Ancajas vs. Teiru Kinoshita. Ancajas is fighting under Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions and will defend his IBF Super Flyweight title against the Japanese challenger.
In the main event, Pacquiao and Horn will dispute the title in the 147-pound welterweight limit.
Meanwhile, Pacquiao has intensified his training at his hometown gym in General Santos City doing alternate sparring sessions with his three spar mates that include, George Kombosos of Sidney, Adrian Young of Mexico and a local spar mate.
Pacquiao and his trainers headed by seven-time 'Trainer of the Year' Freddie Roach will move to Brisbane on June 24 in a chartered flight from General Santos City to complete his training for the July 2 event.
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