In one of the greatest upsets in boxing history, Jeff Horn stunned Manny Pacquiao with unanimous points to claim the WBO welterweight world title in Brisbane.Also Read - Australian Middleweight Boxer Dwight Ritchie Dies While Sparring
Before the bout, few gave any chance to Horn, a school teacher of beating the celebrated boxer. The match spanning 12 rounds saw the Filipino landing more punches but the judges voted in favour of Horn. Also Read - Vijender Singh’s US Debut Set For April 12, Starts Training Under Hall of Famer Freddie Roach
The 29-year-old Horn was adjudged winner over the southpaw Pacquio by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113. Also Read - 'Stronger, faster' Pacquiao turns 40 with lavish birthday bash
Horn punched well in the earlier rounds and forced Pacquiao to take treatment during the sixth and seventh rounds for a cut.