Despite the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor having received a large proportion of the boxing headlines over recent weeks, there is a huge bout coming up this weekend, featuring none other than Manny Pacquiao. One of the greatest fighters of his generation is back, as the Philippines veteran takes on Jeff Horn, with the Australian having just one career defeat to his name himself. Pacquiao has fought twice since his disappointing defeat to Mayweather back in 2015, coming on top on both occasions. Despite the fight having not received the same level of attention as Pacquiao is used to, boxing fans can still look forward to seeing the great man in action once again.
On top of this, the fight offers the chance for punters to beat the bookmakers in the boxing markets once more, with a whole range of markets available for the fight. Let’s take a look at the two fighters in a little more detail, before giving you are top tip for the contest.
Pacquiao is looking to win his third straight bout since losing out to Mayweather, with the Pac-Man having collected the WBO title belt thanks to a win over Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas back in November. Previously, Pacquiao had overcome Timothy Bradley in a rematch between the pair, with his upcoming fight his first ever contest in Australia. Although now at the age of 38, Pacquiao still has more than enough still left in the tank to compete at this level, having lost just six fights during his entire professional career.
Horn has a 16-0-1 record and has won his last 13 fights after earning a draw in his fourth professional bout. The 29-year-old may have age and height on his side, however it is still to be seen as to whether the Australian has the experience and skills to hurt Pacquiao. Horn won the WBO Intercontinental welterweight title with a win over American Randall Bailey last year, and we will undoubtedly have the support of the home crowd. Having previously defeated the likes of Rico Mueller and Ali Funeka, this will be a big step up in quality for Horn.
Top Betting Tips
With the majority of bookmakers seemingly predicting a comfortable victory for Pacquiao, we can see nothing else than another success for the experienced fighter.
As a result, our betting tip for the fight is to back the veteran to overcome Horn by way of knockout, which is 13/10 at Ladbrokes.