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Horn stuns Pacquiao to win WBO welterweight world title

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259   //    02 Jul 2017, 10:46 IST

Boxing - Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn - WBO World Welterweight Title - Brisbane, Australia - July 2, 2017. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight. AAP/Dave Hunt/via REUTERS
Boxing - Manny Pacquiao v Jeff Horn - WBO World Welterweight Title - Brisbane, Australia - July 2, 2017. Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight. AAP/Dave Hunt/via REUTERS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Jeff Horn stunned Filipino Manny Pacquiao to claim a unanimous 12-round decision and win the WBO world welterweight title in front of 50,000 fans at Brisbane's Lang Park on Sunday.

The unheralded 29-year-old former schoolteacher, who improved his record to 18-0-1, was adjudged the winner over the eight-division world champion by scores of 117-111, 115-113 and 115-113.

(Reporting by Nick Mulvenney; Editing by John O'Brien)

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