In a shocking and controversial outcome, greenhorn Jeff Horn shocked the Boxing world by upsetting Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to win the WBO world welterweight title Sunday at Brisbane, Australia. The declaration of Australian boxer as the winner of the welterweight championship fight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao reverberated around the world.
Seven Nigerian boxers are already in Congo Brazzaville for the 2017 Africa Boxing Championship. The 2017 Africa Boxing Championship holds from Saturday, June 17 to Monday, June 26. The championship also serves as the qualifiers for the 19th edition of the World Boxing Championship slated for Berlin, Germany from Friday, August 25 to Sunday, September 3, 2017.