Brisbane battler ready for Olympic star

Brisbane's Jarrett Owen fights Irish Olympian Mick Conlan on the Horn-Pacquiao undercard.
Brisbane's Jarrett Owen fights Irish Olympian Mick Conlan on the Horn-Pacquiao undercard.

JEFF Horn will start a big underdog against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium on July 2 and another brave Brisbane battler will also have the odds heavily stacked against him when he faces a rising international star before 50,000 people.

On a huge undercard fight schedule due to start at 9am, Queensland super-bantamweight champ Jarrett Owen, who is more used to fighting before crowds of a few hundred, will tackle Irish Olympic hotshot Michael Conlan and is not backing down over who will win.

"I know I'm a massive longshot,” said Owen, whose fight details include five wins and three draws in his 12 pro bouts.

"But I'll be fighting before the biggest crowd ever seen for a boxing match in Australia and I'm sure the local support will lift me.

"Conlan is a very good fighter and I've watched a lot of his fights on the internet. He has a great jab and a big right hand but I think I might have an edge in speed.”

Owen, 31, who is part owner of the Granite PT gym in Coorparoo, said the big fight was one of two huge events for him this year topped by his wedding on November 4.

Also on the massive Horn-Pacquiao undercard, Canberra's brilliant middleweight David Toussaint will fight American Shane Mosley Jr and Horn's London Olympic teammate Damien Hooper, from Dalby, faces Russian light-heavyweight Umar Salamov.

The Jeff Fenech-trained Brock Jarvis faces undefeated Indonesian bantamweight Andika Sabu while Pacquiao's Filipino protégé, Jerwin Ancajas, will defend his IBF world super-flyweight title against Teiru Kinoshita of Japan.

Full fight schedule (All times are AEST)

9:00am: Jonel Dapidran (PHILIPPINES) vs Brent Dames (VICTORIA) Junior Welterweight, 6 x 3 minute rounds

9:40am: Rasmanudin (INDONESIA) vs Brock Jarvis (NSW) Bantamweight, 6 x 3 minute rounds

10:10am: Damien Hooper (NSW) vs Umar Salamov (RUSSIA) Light Heavyweight, 10 x 3 minute rounds, WBO International & IBF Australasian Light Heavyweight Titles

11:00am: Shane Mosley Jr (USA) vs David Toussaint (ACT) Middleweight, 8 x 3 minute rounds

12:00pm: Michael Conlan (IRELAND) vs Jarrett Owen (QLD) Featherweight, 6 x 3 minute rounds

12:45pm: Jerwin Ancajas (PHILIPPINES) vs Teiru Kinoshita (JAPAN) Junior Bantamweight Title, 12 x 3 minute rounds IBF World Junior Bantamweight Title

1:45pm: Manny Pacquiao (PHILIPPINES) vs Jeff Horn (QLD) WBO World Welterweight Title, 12 x 3 minute rounds

All times are approximate, timing and card is subject to change.

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