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Aussie ex-teacher Horn stuns Pacquiao to win WBO title

Aussie ex-teacher Horn stuns Pacquiao to win WBO title
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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.

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

with Reuters

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