Sunday, July 2, 2017

Storm erupts over Horn’s ritual

Manny Pacquiao’s camp has landed an early blow on Jeff Horn.
Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach has taken exception to brown porous tape used by the Horn camp to wrap the Australian’s hands.
The brown porous tape is not permitted for use, as it can soak up and harden when sweat or water is applied it.
Main Event commentator Paul Kent explained the issue, saying the Pacquiao camp is well within their rights to step in.
“It’s very important for people who don’t know boxing that the proper wraps are used,” Kent explained.
“It’s quite clear you can’t use brown wraps and the Horn camp have tried to go ahead with that. Freddie Roach is within his rights to say, ‘No, change the wraps.’
But Horn’s trainer Glen Rushton said the drama was just mind games from Pacquiao, to try and unsettle Horn.
“It’s fabric tape, we use it all the time. It doesn’t matter if it’s brown or white, no one has complained about the colour of the tape.
“He had some issue with it, so I agreed to use his white tape to save any dramas.
“He seemed a little rattled, which is surprising for someone of his experience.”
Horn’s brother Ben reportedly laughed at the suggestion of some dogdy tactics, Roach replying with a series of expletives.
Boxing host Ben Damon, who is at Suncorp Stadium, said Roach told him he had “never met such f***ing disrespectful people in boxing. Manny knows about it and they’re going to pay!


Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn FULL WEIGH IN and FACE OFF VIDEO

Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn FULL WEIGH IN & FACE OFF VIDEO

Pacquiao vs Horn - Tale of the Tape

JEFF Horn fights Manny Pacquiao in the biggest bout of his career at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane today.
On paper the clash looks like a mismatch. Pacquiao is a future Hall of Famer who’s won 11 titles in eight different divisions. He’s won 59 of his 67 fights, including 38 by knockout.
Horn on the other hand — although undefeated in his professional career — has only fought 17 times for 16 wins and one draw. The Aussie has yet to step in the ring with someone who even comes close to being of the same calibre as Pacquiao, so the Battle of Brisbane looms as his toughest test yet.
The undercard is scheduled to start at 11am while the main event to decide the WBO world welterweight champion won’t start before 1.30pm.
The fight can be purchased for $59.95 on Foxtel’s Main Event pay-per-view channel, while it is also available to stream at the same price at


Jeff Horn - Top 5 Knockouts

Jeff Horns Top 5 Knockout

Jeff Horn Knockout Fights


Jeff Horn knockout fights

Pacquiao vs Horn - Updates on Report by

Fight card
Junior welterweight
Brent Dames (AUS) defeated Jonel Dapridran (PHL) on points (58-56 x 2, 59-55)

Brock Jarvis (AUS) defeated Caem Rasmanudin (IDN) via KO (R1)

Light heavyweight
Damien Hooper (AUS) defeated Umar Salamov (RUS) on points (96-94 x 3)

Shane Mosley Jr (USA) vs David Toussaint (ACT)

Michael Conlan (IRE) vs Jarrett Owen (QLD)

Junior bantamweight
Teiru Kinoshita (JPN) vs Jerwin Ancajas (PHL)

Jeff Horn (AUS) vs Manny Pacquiao (PHL)

Australian kickboxer and boxer John Wayne Parr can’t see any way Horn is going to get over the top of Pacquiao.

He says the Filipino’s experience will prove a massive advantage over the local challenger.
“Today is the day Jeff Horn puts Australia on the map when he takes on Manny Pacquiao.
As much as I’d love for Jeff to cause an upset, I really can’t see it happening against one of the greatest fighters of our generation,” Wayne Parr wrote on Instagram.

“I have been very lucky to have fought in front of big crowds in my career of over 100,000 people 4 times. There is nothing on earth that anyone can say to explain it until you feel the experience for yourself walking out to that many people.

“Not only that, but knowing there is close to a billion people going to watch it on TV all across the world. It won’t be until the dressing room that reality will hit that this is really happening.

“The other problem is once you are in the ring, you look across and you see one of your boxing heroes in the other corner. Now there is no more smiles or being polite like the press conference. Now it’s go time and Manny says he wants to make a statement.

“Manny has fought the who’s who of the sport and for him today will be like a hard spar for a massive payday.

“I hope the fight is competitive and Jeff can make me eat my words. But I just don’t believe Jeff is ready at this stage after only 17 pro fights against someone with Manny’s experience.”

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Saturday, July 1, 2017


1 JULY 2017

At a time when income inequality is rising around the world, it is good to remember that solutions for inequality exist. The co-operative model is foremost among these. Its internationally agreed definition, principles and values set it apart from all other forms of entrepreneurial organisations. Those principles state that membership in a co-operative is open without discrimination to all people who accept the requirements of membership.

That open membership affords access to wealth creation and poverty elimination. This results from the co-operative principle on member economic participation: 'Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative'. Because co-operatives are people-centred, not capital-centred, they do not perpetuate nor accelerate capital concentration and they distribute wealth in a more fair way.

The open access that co-operatives provide extends across all business sectors -- savings and credit facilities, farming and fisheries, purchase of goods and services, health care, housing, insurance, provision of artisinal and industrial services -- wherever the capital-based market fails to look after the needs of the people and they choose to organise themselves.

Beyond the non-discriminatory structure of the co-operative itself, co-operatives also foster external equality, through principle seven, 'Concern for Community'. As they are community-based, they are committed to the sustainable development of their communities - environmentally, socially and economically. This commitment evidences itself across the world in co-operative support for community activities, in local sourcing of supplies to benefit the local economy, and in decision-making that considers the impact on their communities.

Despite their local community focus, co-operatives also aspire to bring the benefits of their economic and social model to all people in the world. Globalization should be done through a set of values such as those of the co-operative movement; otherwise, it creates more inequality and excesses that render it unsustainable, as we have seen.

Co-operatives achieve results not as charities, but as entrepreneurial self-help organisations. This has allowed them to grow to scale, through community-based federated structures and by offering increasingly varied services in response to member needs. The World Co-operative Monitor reports that the 300 largest co-operatives alone account for over USD 2.5 trillion annual turnover. Over 250 million people organise their livelihood through a co-operative. This is wealth creation and distribution at a high impact level. The question of scalability of co-operatives was resoundingly answered in the affirmative long ago.

This impact is one of the reasons that UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) recently added co-operatives to its list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity. UNESCO established the list in 2003 to acknowledge that the human experience is not defined only by tangible places and monuments, but equally by practices and traditions. A member-state must make such a nomination, and Germany made the case for co-operative recognition, noting that co-operatives 'strive for a more just development of globalization processes'.

It is important to note that it is not only income inequality that plagues the world. Women in particular and minority groups often find themselves denied access to important activities essential to improving their living situation. The nondiscrimination defined in the co-operative principles is multi-dimensional: gender, social, racial, political and religious, ensuring that no-one is left behind.

On this International Day of Co-operatives, the International Co-operative Alliance calls on co-operatives across the world to reflect on the misery caused by rising inequality, to recommit to ensuring equality across their communities, and to celebrate the co-operative contribution to making the world a better place. The platform ‘Coops for 2030’ ( offers the possibility for co-operatives to pledge initiatives towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the International Co-operative Alliance encourages all co-operatives to do so



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