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article imagePacquiao says there could be a KO if Horn engages him in a brawl

By Leo Reyes     Jun 27, 2017 in Sports
Manny Pacquiao isn't in the habit of predicting knockout win against his opponents in the past but less than four days before his title fight against Jeff Horn, the 39-year-old fighting senator said a KO is possible the moment Horn engages him in a brawl.
Pacquiao has been under tremendous pressure coming from his longtime trainer Freddie Roach, adviser Michael Koncz and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. They all have one thing in common and that is for Pacquiao score a knockout win against Horn on July 2.
Pacquiao isn't really predicting a KO win saying it is a bonus if it happens but he is confident a knockout can indeed happen if Horn comes forward and engages him in a brawl.
“If a knockout happens, then that is a bonus. I’ll just do my best to make the fans happy. If he decides to engage me in a brawl, then there might be a knockout,” said Pacquiao, who resumed training after resting for a day following his arrival in Brisbane in a chartered flight last weekend from his hometown of General Santos City, Philippines.
Pacquiao is favored to win over Horn but the unbeaten Australian challenger insist he will beat Pacquiao on fight night to become the new WBO welterweight champion.
Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) is best known for his speed and power while Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) is known for his punching power and great timing. But they are miles apart in terms of skill and ring experience. Read more:
The 38-year-old fighting senator from the Philippines has not scored a knockout win in the last eight years since his last KO win against Miguel Cotto in 2009.
A KO win by Pacquiao against Jeff Horn on Saturday night would give his dwindling career a badly needed respite from his long-running knockout holiday.
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