Australian Jeff Horn has enlisted the help of US President Donald Trump in his bid to persuade Manny Pacquiao to sign for a fight in Brisbane.
Pacquiao had been offered an April 22 clash by promoter Bob Arum and seemed to be on the verge of accepting until interest came from the Middle East for a deal worth a reported $38 million.
With the United Arab Emirates firmly in the driving seat, Horn was pushed out in favor of Pakistani-Brit Amir Khan, although Arum has reservations about whether the money will actually be forthcoming.
Horn, with the help of the Australian government, has a guarantee in place, and with Trump backing his efforts, the 29 year-old is hopeful the fight can still go ahead in the spring.
Watch the video provided by Duco Events, which includes a social media post by the President himself.