Arum: Manny Pacquiao wants rematch with Jeff Horn
ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 06, 2017 11:33 AM
Manny Pacquiao, right, of the Philippines and Jeff Horn of Australia fight during their WBO World welterweight title bout in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao isn't done just yet.
In fact, the Filipino boxing legend is eyeing a rematch against the man that took his WBO welterweight world championship, Australia's Jeff Horn.
According to Pacquiao's promoter and CEO of Top Rank Boxing Bob Arum, the 38-year old isn't ready to hang 'em up just yet.
"Manny doesn't want to retire. He wants the rematch, so we are going to do the rematch," Arum said via Dan Rafael of ESPN "Manny told me he wants to do the rematch, but now we are looking for the window that satisfies the Senate. We need to see when they have a recess that will allow Manny the time he needs to train and have the fight."
Arum continued that after they figure out Pacquiao's schedule with the Philippine Senate, he'll be working with Duco Events regarding the details of the rematch.
As it looks, all signs point to the grudge match happening Down Under again.
"Once I have an answer from the Senate when they have their recess, I will go to my partner in Australia, Duco and we will figure out where we're going to do the fight,"
"Queensland has certain rights from hosting the first fight, but we need to figure out where the fight will be." Arum continued.
Just last month, Pacquiao and Horn squared off at the SunCorp Stadium in Horn's hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
Not many people gave the 28-year old Australian a shot at going past six rounds. Instead, he pushed Pacquiao to the distance, and ultimately, albeit controversially, pulled off the upset.
Pacquiao owns a 59-7-2 professional record with 38 wins coming via knockout. He is the only eight-division world champion in boxing history.
Horn is unbeaten in 17 professional contests, with eleven of those wins coming via knockout.