Aussie boxer Jeff Horn who shocked the boxing world last month by scoring one of the biggest upsets in boxing history when he beat boxing legend Manny Pacquiao and claim the WBO welterweight world title in front of 50,000 plus Australian fans next step is still not clear.
There is a rematch clause in the contract but Manny Pacquioa's camp is yet to negotiate. There is a speculation that Manny will finally retire from boxing to focus on his political career as a Senator in the Philippines.
If Pacquiao retires, there is a possibility that Horn might defend his title against unified WBC-WBO light welterweight champ Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs), according to Top Rank Vice President Carl Moretti.
"Well, I don’t know right now. You got the rematch being discussed between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao, so depending on what happens with that decision, it could impact Crawford in some ways or it could not. If Manny decides to retire, then Jeff Horn could look at a fight with Terence Crawford if that made sense for everybody. But like anything else, it’s tough to predict now what’s going to be the case four months from now. You just have to play it out on every angle," Moretti told On The Ropes Boxing Radio.
WBC/WBO light welterweight champ Terrence Crawford will try to unify his titles to become an undisputed champion at light welterweight division with WBA/IBF/IBO champion Julius Indongo on August 19 in Lincoln Nebraska.