Pacquiao can’t promise to knock out Horn but …

first_img[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Pacquiao can’t promise to knock out Horn but … ‘ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=”]BY ADRIAN STEWART CO[/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”]Wednesday, June 28, 2017[/av_textblock][av_image src=’http://www.panaynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/sports-pacquiao-no-promises.jpg’ attachment=’110042′ attachment_size=’full’ align=’center’ styling=” hover=” link=” target=” caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’]In this November 2016 photo, Manny Pacquiao (right) lands a right on Jessie Vargas during their WBO welterweight championship match. After his unanimous-decision win in this fight, Pacquiao faces the undefeated Jeff Horn on Sunday. AP[/av_image] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] [/av_textblock][/av_one_full]center_img MANILA – Manny Pacquiao is not promising a knockout victory when he defends his WBO welterweight belt against Australian Jeff Horn on Sunday at the Suncorn Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.But the senator and Filipino ring icon — the only eight-division world boxing champion in history — said he will definitely finish off his cocky opponent within the distance if the situation allows.“I’ll do everything in my power to do it (knockout victory),” Pacquiao said. “I’m ready. Ready because I’ve done everything necessary. Let’s just wait and see. I will strive for it.”The 38-year-old Pacquiao last scored a stoppage win in 2009 — an 11th-round technical knockout — against Miguel Cotto. Since then, all his bouts were won via decision.Pacquiao managed to score a knockdown against Juan Manuel Marquez in 2012 but ended up losing the match via a knockout. He also floored Chris Algieri six times in 2014 but still ended up winning just by decision.Justin Fortune, Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach, said the Filipino is pretty much capable of scoring a stoppage win against the undefeated Australian.“It’s entirely up to Manny (Pacquiao),” said Fortune, also an Australian. “If he really puts his mind into it — that he will win by knockout — he can knock out anybody within four rounds.”Pacquiao is set to parade an impressive 59-6-2 win-loss-draw ring record, including 38 stoppage wins, after his unanimous-decision victory over Jessie Vargas in Las Vegas in November 2016.The 28-year-old Horn, who currently holds the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight championship, has an unblemished 16-0-1 win-loss-draw ring record, including 11 stoppage victories./PNlast_img