A whopping 55,000 spectators are expected to turn out tonight in Brisbane. ESPN will carry the free broadcast, marking the first time Pacquiao has fought on basic cable in the US.
"That won't help", he said of a bigger Horn coming in on fight time.
"I have to give a good show for them", he added. Following that infamous loss to Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao has gone 2-0, with wins over Timothy Bradley Jr. and Jessie Vargas.
"I think two or three rounds", Roach curtly replied, "because I expect him (Horn) to come out aggressively and I expect Manny to explode right away".
"Freddie is very happy because that snap is back, the power is there", Pacquiao said in an interview with ESPN after the weigh-in. "I know how it feels", said Pacquiao. "Let's get it on".
Horn may not be as quick as Pacquiao but he is bigger, younger and, according to Rushton, perfectly prepared for whatever sort of fight comes his way. "I'm excited", said the fighting senator, who can make as much as $10 million (P500 million) for this fight.
Pacquiao has more than a decade of experience in this environment, and said he likes to take on a boxer who has hometown advantage because he enjoys the extra buzz.
Pacquiao needs a knockout to revive his old reputation and regain the trust of the global networks that had shied away from this fight, those who believe that he is no longer the same boxer that he used to be. "But we're not talking about that yet", said Pacquiao.
"He was brilliant, he was just like I want him to be".
This owes to the fact that Australians view this as the biggest event in Australia's boxing history having Horn, an Australian, battle the legendary Pacquiao.
During the week, he has talked about being disrespected amid talk of another Pacquiao-Mayweather fight, and said he had the weapons to knock out Pacquiao.
"Game face is on, school's out", Horn told reporters. In the United Kingdom the fight is set to be aired by BoxNation which is non-Pay-Per-View (non-PPV).Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, "The Mexecutioner" a mark he earned following a series of defeats on formidable Mexican champions in the in the last decade, seems to be coming into this fight with overconfidence that he will win this match by all means.