Jeff Horn: Pacquiao & Others at 147 Know I'm Tough, Avoiding Me!

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is not surprised that he's been rejected for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao.

Pacquiao, who holds the WBA "regular" welterweight crown, recently brushed back the idea of facing Horn in a rematch.

Back in July of 2017, Horn won a controversial twelve round unanimous decision over Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.


There was a rematch clause, but the second fight never came together.

Both boxers went in separate directions in 2018.

Horn would lose the WBO title, by way of a knockout, to Terence Crawford. Then he moved up to a catch-weight to score a first round knockout over Australian rival Anthony Mundine.

Pacquiao would get back in the mix when he dominated and stopped Lucas Matthysse. And last month he dominated former four division world champion Adrien Broner over twelve rounds.

According to Horn, Pacquiao and other top names in the welterweight division are avoiding his advances.

"I believe Pacquiao doesn't want to fight me again because he doesn't know what he could do different to beat me. He doesn't do well against my come-forward aggressive style. He likes guys that will just stand there. Pacquiao knows it is tough night in the office if he accepts a fight against me. He gets much bigger money and an easier fight on his body against [Floyd] Mayweather," Horn told Forbes.

"The other welters know I am a hard fight and are avoiding me. They will use the excuse that I didn't really beat Pacquiao or [Terence] Crawford 'easily' beat me. Crawford is a great fighter and is one of the hardest to beat I believe. As is Spence. On my best day I, I believe I can beat any fighter out there. I am not saying it will be easy at all. I just know I can do it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLASTER1 on 02-04-2019

[QUOTE=santosonly7;19487277]Note to Jeff: Manny out threw you and out landed you by almost 100 punches over 92% of the rounds. He limited your connectivity to a dismal 15% and more than doubled you accuracy rate, him coming in at 32%.…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 02-04-2019

I like Horn as a fighter. He has the balls to take on any fighter for the right money and will never quit on his stool. He has been a world champion no matter what anyone sais about how he…

Comment by Richard G on 02-04-2019

[QUOTE=Spoon23;19488511]I therefore conclude, Richard G loves Horn. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Someone has too :boxing::boxing:

Comment by kraftzman on 02-04-2019

No PBC fighter is interested in Horn? Why?

Comment by Spoon23 on 02-04-2019

[QUOTE=Richard G;19484610]The haters would like Horn to not exist but he does and his point is good. Brook would be good at 154 but he will be looking for an easier fight.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Richard G;19486250]Horn's trainer is not world class, he…

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