ESPN Assistant Editor
BRISBANE, Australia — Fresh from conquering “Pacquiao Mountain,” newly crowned welterweight champion Jeff Horn said he is eyeing a big-time fight in Las Vegas.
The 29-year-old Australian claimed a stunning unanimous points decision over Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday, despite many seeing it as a fight that should have been awarded the other way. ESPN’s Dan Rafael scored the fight 117-111 in favour of Pacquiao, while ringside boxing analyst Teddy Atlas also gave it to the 38-year-old, 116-111.
Speaking immediately after the bout, Horn threw the challenge down to Floyd Mayweather, before claiming it would be a dream come true to take his career to “Sin City.”
“This is just having a bit of a dig overseas to Floyd Mayweather, but this is no joke,” said Horn, as he hoisted a cane and seemingly joked about Mayweather being 11 years his senior. “Which one does he want, the walking stick or the gloves? Come have a real fight.
“It is definitely a dream to fight in Vegas, that’s for sure.”
Mayweather, who is undefeated with a 49-0-0 record, has a fight of his own to prepare for, as he is slated to take on UFC champion Conor McGregor on Aug. 26 in Las Vegas.
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