Australian boxer Jeff Horn reportedly does not feature on the list of considered opponents for Manny Pacquiao in his next fight.
Jeff Horn is the 2012 London Olympian and the 16-0-1 undefeated professional boxer out of Brisbane. He was looking forward to square off with the boxing great out of Philippines next month. The bout didn’t go ahead as well as the another contest Manny Pacquiao announced himself against Amir Khan in May in the UAE.
As a result, promoter Bob Arum, who had initially booked Australian and had always been skeptical in regards to the UAE deal, has been working on the solution for seeing “Pacman” in the boxing ring in the near future. Last week he revealed that the date in July is being targeted. He has also mentioned that if fight would happen in Australia, it would “probably be Jeff Horn”.
However LA Times reports on Wednesday that the attempts to revive Pacquiao vs Horn talks after the collapse of the Khan deal failed. Also Arum did not say who he considers to take on the eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao in July. He has though advised that the fight is expected to be outside the United States.
In addition, he said that Amir Khan, Adrien Broner and Terence Crawford are in consideration for the date in November. Khan is a former junior welterweight champion as well as a former sparring partner of Pacquiao. Broner is a former four-division champion who has recently made comeback winning against Adrian Granados. The latter, Crawford is the WBO and WBC junior welterweight champion. He is facing off Felix Diaz on May 20 in defense of his titles in Newark, N.J.