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A polite young man has been drifting through the Betoota Hotel this afternoon telling anybody who’ll listen his two cents about what he describes as ‘the biggest fight in Australian history.’

Dennis Collie, a local solicitor and combat sports fan, has told every person in the pub twice that he things Jeff Horn is going to get switched off like a reading lamp this afternoon when he takes on the ageing Filipino powerhouse Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane.

“Oi, just here me out, but,” said the 25-year-old, who’s already been asked to stop fishing through the ashtrays for half-smoked bungas.

“Jeff Horn, mate. I know he’s an Aussie and blah blah blah but Manny is the champ, mate. He’s the champ. I reckon it’ll go six rounds before the umpire stops it, but. Yeah but nah oi can you get us a beer, but? I’m waiting to get paid.”

More to come.



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