Confirman pelea entre Pacquiao y Horn
Manny Pacquiao slated to fight Australian Jeff Horn in July

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El filipino Manny Pacquiao, campeón mundial del peso wélter de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), se enfrentará al invicto Jeff Horn el 2 de julio en Brisbane, confirmaron este domingo los organizadores poniendo fin a los 8 meses de especulaciones sobre el combate.

“Tras varios meses de especulaciones, estoy contento de anunciar que finalmente hemos alcanzado un acuerdo para que el combate tenga lugar”, declaró la primera ministra del Estado australiano de Queensland, Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Fuentes cercanas al púgil habían anunciado el pasado miércoles la lucha entre ambos boxeadores, pero los promotores lo habían rechazado hasta este domingo 9.

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After months of negotiations, Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn have agreed to a fight.

Pacquiao will defend his WBO welterweight title against the Australian at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium on July 2, Horn’s promoter, Duco Events, announced Saturday.

While Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank, said the deal has yet to be made official, the Filipino is on board for the bout.

“We are extremely close to the deal being finalized, but Manny has signed,” Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN Saturday.

A deal for Pacquiao to defend his title against Horn had initially been scrapped in favor of a fight against Amir Khan in the United Arab Emirates on April 23, though the agreement with Khan eventually fell through.