Pacquiao: I Don’t Know Who Jeff Horn Is
Last week, it was announced that legend Manny Pacquiao would defend his title against unheralded Australian fighter Jeff Horn. His promoter Bob Arum said that the fight would likely take place in Australia as part of Pacquiao’s "world tour" of fights. One person not aware of that news? Manny Pacquiao.
According to Pacquiao, who spoke to Fox Sports News about the potential matchup, and claims that there has no fight been finalized yet. As for Jeff Horn, Pacquiao couldn’t tell you a thing about him.
"I don’t know him," Pacquiao said. "But that’s what I heard from the news. But we’re not finalizing yet about that fight or any future fights. I didn’t talk to Bob Arum yet about that."
Arum, however, has agreed with Horn’s promoter Duco Events for an April 23 show.
Pacquiao says he has not signed for the fight yet, but does want to fight in Australia.
"I’m hoping the fight will be in Australia, I’d love to do that."
Pacquiao’s opponent Jeff Horn has said that Manny is past his prime, but Pacquiao is not going to speak on Horn too much — as he really doesn’t know much about him.
"I cannot say if he’s ready because I didn’t see his style, I haven’t seen his face yet. I don’t know."