Jeff Horn has single-handedly changed the face of Australian boxing, sensationally defeating Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.

The 29-year-old former schoolteacher beat his strongly-fancied opponent by unanimous decision in a bloody and brutal bout at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.

The Brisbane local, who took up boxing 14 years ago to learn how to defend himself from bullies, has now cemented himself as one of the sport’s top drawcards.

In front of a packed hometown crowd, Horn punched his ticket to boxing’s big time with an incredible performance to win Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship.

The three judges scored the fight 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 and Horn immediately called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. after the bout.

Jeff Horn has single-handedly changed the face of Australian boxing, sensationally defeating Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao

Horn (pictured just moments after claiming the title) said if Pacquiao wanted a rematch, 'bring it on'

Horn celebrates after defeating Manny Pacquiao in their WBO World Welterweight title fight

Horn punched his ticket to boxing's big time with an incredible performance to win Pacquiao's WBO welterweight championship 

The 29-year-old former schoolteacher beat his strongly-fancied opponent by unanimous decision in a brutal welterweight bout at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium

He declared himself ‘no joke’ to the legions of boxing experts across the world who gave him no chance of beating the 11-time world champ.

‘I’ve just believed since I was very young that I could do this,’ Horn said after the fight.

‘This is not the best moment of my life – it is yet to come with my beautiful wife Joanna, she’s pregnant with our first child.’

He said if Pacquiao wanted a rematch, ‘bring it on’.

'I've just believed since I was very young that I could do this,' Horn said after the fight

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines misses a left hook towards Jeff Horn during the brutal boutManny Pacquiao of the Philippines misses a left hook towards Jeff Horn during the brutal bout


Pacquiao said he accepted the judges' decision but was keen to fight Horn again as soon as possiblePacquiao said he accepted the judges’ decision but was keen to fight Horn again as soon as possible


A cut above Horn's right eye opened up in the tight third round, with both fighters scoring with big shots

Pacquiao said he accepted the judges’ decision but was keen to fight Horn again as soon as possible.

‘I didn’t expect (he would be) that tough,’ he said.

Horn was given little chance of defeating the legendary Filipino fighter.

Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach tipped on the morning of the fight that Horn wouldn’t last three rounds and bookmakers roundly shunned the 29-year-old.

But intent on silencing his doubters and making a name for himself in front of a television audience in the tens of millions, he went the full 12-round distance with one of the greatest boxers of the era and came out on top.