Jeff Horn rejects 'naysayers' after beating Manny Pacquiao

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Manny Pacquiao lost to Australian Jeff Horn on Sunday.

"Manny Pacquiao is an absolute warrior, he's a legend of the sport, " he said.

"The problem, ladies and gentlemen, is all the people he's beaten have been no-names", Smith said before the fight.

Father Jeff senior says Horn finished the fight much stronger than Pacquiao.

Horn troubled the overwhelming favourite over the middle part of the fight but Pacquiao was beginning to warm to his task in the eighth and a ferocious assault in the ninth seriously wobbled his opponent.

Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton expects his charge will make light work of Pacquiao should he take up the option, but admitted other challenges - like unifying the welterweight division or even taking on Floyd Mayweather Jr. - were tempting.

The 38-year-old was knocked off his stride by the aggression of the taller and heavier Australian in the early rounds but looked to have weathered the storm as the fight wore on and Horn exhausted. Others felt Horn made a monumental mistake by not training in the US and sparring with boxers similar to Pacquiao - even though Czar Amonsot, the WBA Oceania super lightweight, was selected as a sparring partner because he had a similar height and build to the legend. Many believed he would crumble in the opening rounds, with his lack of big-time experience against A-grade opposition coming back to haunt him.

"In that ninth round, I was like "I don't know if I can handle any more of these rounds" but then he came back and he was just like a different person, it was just incredible", she said.

"I'm gonna have a long talk with him over that, because I think maybe being a senator and being a fighter, both is just maybe too much", added Roach.

Pacquiao suggested immediately after the fight, however, that he would fight on and exercise his right to a rematch. That's a little disrespectful. And then when I came in and we went to General Santos it was a lot easier because he only had one job. "I don't go there and teach but I still go to the schools and I know the kids will be proud of what I have done". You could sense that he was willing to do whatever it took to get the victory. "I respect that", Pacquiao said afterward. Over the weekend, he brought that same heat to a fight he was broadcasting, when he absolutely lost his mind after a controversial decision was announced. We should be celebrating his determination and grit - and his stunning achievement.

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