News | Jun 01 2017

Manny Pacquiao makes history in Australia

Manny Pacquiao's next fight smashes the Australian attendance record
Manny Pacquiao
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MANNY PACQUIAO’S WBO welterweight title defence against Jeff Horn on July 2 has officially become the biggest fight in Australia’s history after selling over 40,000 tickets.

The Filipino hero will travel to Horn’s home country and fight him at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane next month.

Queensland’s Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones confirmed that ticket sales surpassed the 38,000 record set by Azumah Nelson’s win over Jeff Fenech in Melbourne in 1992.