Pac­quiao-Horn re­match won’t hap­pen this year

Truro Daily News - - SPORTS -

BRIS­BANE, Aus­tralia — Manny Pac­quiao won’t box Jeff Horn in a re­match of their WBO world wel­ter­weight ti­tle fight this year be­cause the Filipino se­na­tor will be busy with gov­ern­ment du­ties.

Pac­quiao’s un­avail­abil­ity for a pro­posed Nov. 12 bout was an­nounced Fri­day by Aus­tralian pro­mot­ers of the fight. Horn beat Pac­quiao in a con­tentious unan­i­mous de­ci­sion in Bris­bane on July 2

Lo­cal pro­moter Dean Lon­er­gan says “on be­half of the Philip­pines gov­ern­ment, he (Pac­quiao) will be part of a del­e­ga­tion that will visit China in the mid­dle of his pro­posed prepa­ra­tion pe­riod for the fight ... Pac­quiao is com­mit­ted to fight­ing again in 2018 and a re­match with Jeff Horn for the WBO world wel­ter­weight ti­tle.” CP/AP

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