According to reports, Jeff Horn has already started training for a likely fight with fellow former champion Anthony Mundine.
The all-Australian grudge match is targeted for a November date at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.
Horn had over 51,000 fans cheer him on at the Suncorp when he upset Manny Pacquiao to capture the WBO welterweight crown in July of 2017.
Last month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Horn was stopped in his mandatory fight with Terence Crawford.
Both sides are hoping to turn the contest into the biggest event in Australian boxing history.
“We want to turn this into a mega night of boxing, a really spectacular event that Brisbane will never forget,’’ said Horn's trainer and manager Glenn Rushton to Courier Mail.
“Jeff beating Manny Pacquiao last year was a huge daytime fight to suit American television. But my attitude is, ‘Stuff America’ – this is an Australian event with Australian talent and I want to see Suncorp lit up for a great night of boxing that will advertise the sport in this country like nothing else.’’
“We are close to agreeing on the deal. But what I am very adamant about is that this has to be a Saturday night at Suncorp Stadium. I want this to be a prime-time event and I want to recreate a State of Origin feel for boxing. People will come to the fight and go, ‘Wow, that was really something’.’’
Mundine’s adviser Emaid Dib told the paper that Horn was offered a deal where both teams to pay their own expenses and split all revenue from ticket and pay-per-view sales on 50-50 terms.
“Anthony’s first fight with Green generated 200,000 pay-per-view sales worth more than $10 million and we believe this fight could be bigger,’’ Dib said.
“It is the biggest bout in Australia at the moment and it could be the biggest payday of Jeff’s career. It’s a great combination. Jeff drew more than 51,000 to see him beat Pacquiao last year while Anthony has been the biggest pay-per-view drawcard ever in Australia.’’