Pacquiao vs. Horn fight card: Full list of undercard matches

Brisbane's Filipino community were expected to flock to today's cancelled open training session

They have clearly taken a dismissive attitude towards Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) and Rushton, laughing off their challenge for the WBO welterweight title and egging Pacquiao on to seek an early knockout win to not only prove he is still a force at 38 years of age, but put him back on track for a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) is seeking his first stoppage win since his technical knockout of Miguel Cotto in 2009.

"I think maybe there's going to be some underestimation of us there", Rushton told reporters.

According to Dennis Principe, a boxing media expert, history has shown that being the shorter fighter didn't stop Pacquiao from pummeling his opponent.

Pacquiao may be entering this match at the back of a Unanimous Decision (UD) win against Jessie Vargas in November 2016, but the fact remains that Horn is an explosive striker, fierce enough to cause major damage within the first five rounds itself.

And you do have to give him credit, as well, for catering to Horn in this fight. "But we're not talking about that yet", said Pacquiao. "Pero it doesn't mean na dehado si Manny".

Pacquiao and Horn easily made weight at the Saturday morning weigh-in, and the Filipino senator did a quick TV interview before making a swift exit from Suncorp Stadium to eat.

Horn, a former schoolteacher, will reportedly get paid $500,000.

"Game face is on. 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", he said during Saturday's weigh-in.

While the eyes of the boxing world are now fixated on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor super fight coming up in August, or the much-anticipated showdown between Canelo Alavarez and Gennady Golovkin a few weeks later, Saturday night another one of this generation's greatest fighters will be stepping into the ring. If he were to lose, Roach said he'd likely recommend retirement.

"But I want to make sure that I use my experience properly", he said.

Trainer Glenn Rushton said Horn looked superb in his final training session late Friday.

"I know when he's hitting the pads there's just extra pop there in his punches". "I feel good. Weight is not a problem".

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