Aussie ex-teacher Horn stuns Pacquiao to win WBO title

The former schoolteacher, written off by many before the contest, is being hailed as 'the real life Rocky'

Go to the top of the class, Sir!

Former school teacher Jeff Horn has stunned Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao in a bloody battle in Brisbane to win the WBO world welterweight title.

Victory in front of a home crowd of 50,000 fans was sweet for Horn who extends his unbeaten record after a unanimous points decision.

“I take massive confidence from this fight. I believed in myself before, but now that I’ve done something like this, I’ve climbed the Pacquiao mountain, as I like to call it,” Horn told a news conference.

Jeff Horn, an ex-schoolteacher from Brisbane, just gave Australian sport one of its greatest sporting moments https://t.co/EI5Pr0ecL6— Brisbane Times (@brisbanetimes) 2 juillet 2017

Written off by many before this fight, 29-year-old challenger turned champ Horn is now being hailed as the real life Rocky.

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