50,000 people looked on at the Suncorp Stadium as hometown boy and underdog Jeff Horn stunned champion Manny Pacquiao to win the WBO World Welterweight title, leaving the sales specialists Alba International feeling ecstatic.
Horn was a massive underdog going into the fight that had been dubbed the ‘Battle of Brisbane’. The atmosphere in the Suncorp Stadium was electric under the Brisbane sun, as Horn came out of the blocks quickly making his intentions clear from the get-go. The management team at Alba International gathered around a TV and watched on in shock and delight at Horn bullied Pacquiao in the early stages.
Despite the strong start, Horn began to take some serious punishment in the later rounds, absorbing a lot of shots in an especially brutal ninth round. The later rounds, 11 and 12 were scrappier with both fighters feeling the effects of the high tempo earlier encounters. Horn managed to hold on and win a historic fight with a unanimous points decision from the judges, 117-111, 115-112 and 115-113.
“It was a real testament to what you can achieve with sheer guts, determination and a never say die attitude,” commented a company spokesperson for Alba International.
The fight was the inspiration for one of the firm’s weekly workshops, the subject of which was the importance of a never quit attitude. “Your attitude dictates your results and this fight was a great example of what can be achieved if you adopt that attitude. No one gave Horn a chance going into the fight against a boxing legend. However he proved the doubters wrong, and that was an incredibly motivating sight to see,” commented a spokesperson for Alba International.
The management team at Alba International are massive boxing fans, and they are eagerly anticipating a rematch. “The decision caused real controversy, particularly the 117-111 score card. With both fighters agreeing to a rematch, I can’t wait to see what the Battle of Brisbane 2,” said a spokesperson for Alba International.
Alba International is home to the next generation of sales specialists that champions excellence and professionalism. Working for a range of local and national clients, Alba International offer services that increase sales, enhance brand awareness and secure leads. They understand what consumers want and tailor their in-store campaigns to suit their every need and desires. The management team were delighted with such an incredible display of boxing from both fighters and were ecstatic that hometown boy, Jeff Horn got the win.