CONFIRMED: Jeff Horn V Manny Pacquiao rematch to go ahead

Bring on Battle of Brisbane II! A rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao has finally been confirmed.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk made the exciting announcement on Monday afternoon.

It comes just days after Brisbane City Council pulled out of funding the fight until Pacquiao definitely agreed to the rematch.


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“Given what I have now been advised today through Duco Events and Top Rank we are in a position now where Brisbane Marketing will be re-engaged to be involved in the negotiation process,” Cr Quirk said.

“It was a matter of Manny Pacquiao deciding whether he wanted to take up that clause in the contract to give a rematch in the event that he lost.”

There are reports the much-anticipated fight is expected to take place in November this year, although a venue is yet to be confirmed.