Not so fast…
The deal was presented as a done one, but all the Ts haven’t been crossed. I asked Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) advisor Michael Koncz about the plan as laid out in the ESPN story.
“Not true as Manny and I have not agreed to anything,” Koncz told me.
If I were a betting man, then, I’d not bet the whole farm that it’s Horn (age 28; from Australia; 16-0-1 record) in the other corner on April 22. Maybe I’d hedge the bet a bit. Usually these Team Pacman guys are by and large on the same page, but every now and again they diverge. Just to be sure, then, I think we should get the all in, all clear sign from Koncz and Pacman before you look into booking a flight to Australia or Abu Dhabi.
As for Horn, he’s a fun to watch rumbler. He’s aggressive, and not the most refined pugilist you’ll ever see. He wings it and brings it, but squares up so much he’d be a head on a platter for Pacman, in theory. Here is some video of Horn, who boasts some name scalps, including Al Funeka and Randall Bailey: