Horn eyes Mayweather if no Pacquiao II, Arum wants Crawford
Jeff Horn has big ambitions following his controversial victory over Manny Pacquiao on July 2 as the Australian continues to call out ex-pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather.
‘The Hornet’ has a rematch clause to deal with from the Pacquiao encounter first and foremost but wants Mayweather should the Filipino great decide to walk away from the sport for good.
“I want the biggest fights I can get,’’ Horn told couriermail.com.au, “and Mayweather is the biggest.”
“I realised my dream to become a world champ and now I want to cement my legacy in the sport by beating as many of the big names as I can.’’
Promoter Bob Arum, who agreed first option on Horn should he pull off the Pacquiao shock, would prefer the 29 year-old to give current super-lightweight number Terence Crawford a title shot at 147.
“As far as Mayweather is concerned, he announced that he’s not fighting anymore after the McGregor thing, and I believe him,” pointed out Arum.
“As far as Crawford is concerned, we’ll see. He has a tough fight with Julius Indongo. That’s a great fight in Nebraska on August 19.
“Crawford will fight at least one more time this year. If Jeff Horn does not fight Manny Pacquiao in a rematch, Jeff Horn will fight anybody he said, and that could possibly be Crawford.
“Do I think Crawford is better than Horn? Probably. I think Crawford is one of the best fighters in the world, but you can’t count out a kid like Horn,” he added.
Crawford must first come through Julius Indongo in his forthcoming unification before the American can then focus his attention on moving further through the divisions.