Pacquiao looks beyond Horn, has Mayweather rematch in mind

LUCKY WIN Mark Higgins won tickets from The Observer to see Pacquiao vs Horn

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum saw him take down South African veteran Ali Funeka on the undercard of heavyweight Joseph Parker's WBO world title fight in New Zealand last December and decided Horn was worthy of a shot at the great Pacquiao.

Promoter Bob Arum said at the fighters' press conference that over 10 million fans in the United States would catch the fight.

Manny Pacquiao, left, and Jeff Horn face off after the official press conference for the WBO Welterweight World Championship on Wednesday.

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ESPN is "OnScene" in Brisbane for the WBO World Welterweight title fight between Australian Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao.

"The better he does the better it will be for Australian boxing". He's now a -650 favorite to beat Horn, who's never been in an official fight outside of the Southern Hemisphere. By the way, Horn is a slightly bigger underdog here than McGregor (+450) is against Mayweather. And if Pacquiao is able to do a number on him, he'll remind people of why they loved him in the first place. The Filipino has looked strong since returning from his rather brief retirement, winning the WBO worldwide and lineal welterweight championships with a decision win over Timothy Bradley, (a man who had previously beaten him), before becoming WBO champion by defeating the talented Jesse Vargas over 12 rounds last time out.

"Jeff has never fought at this level previously and I think that's going to be a big advantage for Manny Pacquiao". The Filipino has lost three of his last eight fights, including the initial matchup against Mayweather in 2015. For several years, ESPN showed "Friday Night Fights", but those broadcasts featured "mostly guys that were up and coming and off the radar, trying to establish themselves, but lower on the food chain", said Magnus. Koncz said he's spoken to Pacquiao about doing a fight in the Philippines, but that it'd take the right deal to make it happen. "Had you gone to the USA for six weeks and prepared properly in a training camp, I'd give you a hell of a shot", Fortune said.

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Simon Crawford expects the experience of Manny Pacquiao to get the better of Jeff Horn in Australia this weekend. Now, at his age and with intense duties related to his job as a senator, the battle with Horn will likely tell us whether he can continue to fight.

For that reason alone, since Manny has been Arum's biggest star fighter for more than a decade, Arum wants to insure that when Pacquiao is finally done as a major attraction, it will be at the hands of one of his fighters. The ironic thing is, if Floyd Mayweather were still fighting as a boxer instead of exclusively for attention and money, it's conceivable he would have his hands full with Thurman, and I'm sure some observers would favor Spence to beat him if they signed to fight before the end of 2017. During the week of June 26, classic Pacquiao fights will be available on demand and streaming via ESPN's mobile app. Pacquiao-Horn is expected to commence at 11:30 p.m. ET.

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