By James K. Attaglo Wilson| firstname.lastname@example.org
Manny ‘Pac Man’ Pacquiao has assured his million followers of victory ahead of his title fight with Jeff Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Australia this weekend.
“My team is very happy with my preparation. I am looking forward to this and I will be going home as world champion,” Pacquiao told reporters on Saturday evening in Brisbane, Australia.
According to Pac Man [59-6-2, 38 knockouts] he’s very motivated going into this bout.
“In all my years of boxing, I have never been as motivated and fired up as this fight,” Pacquiao told reporters.
The Filipino boxing wizard appreciated the reception he had at the airport.
“I’m so thankful for this great opportunity to be here in Australia and fight here, and the warm welcome of the people here,” he said.
“I think this is one of the biggest crowds that I’m going to fight to. I love the fans shouting and cheering for me, or for Horn. I like that, it’s exciting,” he added.
Meanwhile, Manny Pacquiao once a knockout specialist is yet to stop an opponent since he last did in 2009 over Miguel Cotto in the 12th round.
Pacquiao [eight-weight world champion] also had some words of respect for his opponent, Jeff Horn:
“I consider him a tough opponent,” Pacquiao said. “I never underestimate my opponent. He’s undefeated, he’s young. I like aggressive fighters,” he said.