"Come have a real fight!" - Jeff Horn calls out Floyd Mayweather Jr.
ABS-CBN Sports on Jul 03, 2017 10:25 AM
Jeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
Moments after taking down the biggest name in his young career in Manny Pacquiao, Sunday, newly-crowned WBO welterweight world champion Jeff "The Hornet" Horn is already calling out another big fish.
After defeating Pacquiao via unanimous decision at the Suncorp Stadium in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia, Horn took to the mic and called out none other than Floyd "Money" Mayweather.
Jeff Horn wants Floyd Mayweather. pic.twitter.com/L74q5OB4zY— ESPN (@espn) July 2, 2017
"This is just having a bit of a dig overseas to Floyd Mayweather, but this is no joke, which one does he want? The walking stick or the gloves?" Horn said, while holding up a pair of boxing gloves and a walking cane.
Horn continued as the partisan Australian crowd cheered him on. "Come have a real fight!"
The 'real fight' comment is obviously a reference to Mayweather's upcoming boxing superfight against mixed martial arts champion Conor "The Notorious" McGregor in late August.
Prior to retiring back in 2015, 'Money' Mayweather held the WBC and WBA welterweight championships. He has never held the WBO welterweight title, the one that Horn has now.
If Mayweather defeats McGregor as easily as most people expect, could he turn his sights to the new world champion?