Manny Pacquiao and Jeff Horn after the weigh in at Brisbane on Saturday. Pic/Getty Images
Australian challenger Jeff Horn weighed in slightly heavier than Filipino great Manny Pacquiao on Saturday ahead of their World Boxing Organisation welterweight title fight here.
Pacquiao tipped the scales at 66.1 kg (146 pounds) and Horn came in at 66.3 kg (146 pounds) at the official weigh-in. Unbeaten Horn, a former schoolteacher, said he was ready for the biggest moment of his boxing life. "Game face is on. School's out," Horn told reporters.
"I'm nice and relaxed. I'll probably still maintain my relaxed state until fight day but I'm really looking forward to getting out there tomorrow and getting the job done."
Pacquiao, 38, an eight-weight world champion and one of the greatest fighters of his generation, did not make any comments and quickly left the weigh-in ceremony. "It's never easy to lose that much weight," Horn said.
"I'm going to feel a lot better very soon. I've got to go eat as soon as I finish with the media, keep drinking, keep up with the fluids all day, all night."
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