Jeff Horn hopeful to fight Pacquiao for WBO welterweight in 2017

Australia’s unstoppable boxer, Jeff Horn wins in the sixth round by technical knockout against South African Ali Funeka.

Jeff Horn hopes he has done enough to get legendary promoter Bob Arum on his side. The sixth-round technical knockout victory over South African veteran Ali Funeka is by far his most significant fight.

On Saturday night in Auckland, Horn got his 16th win and 7th TKO of his professional career, which has now ensured him setting up for a dream date with Manny Pacquiao in 2017.

This 28-year-old former teacher from Brisbane is just one fight away from a showdown with the WBO welterweight champion. Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, watched on from ringside at Vector Arena.

After the match, Horn said that Funeka was an awkward fighter. However, he still finished the fight in round six. Horn added that he had a slow start in the fight, but he finished it well. He was confident that he would break Funeka over time and then step that up.

Arum has agreed on a co-promotion deal with Horn’s promoters Duco Events. Earlier, Arum had shown intentions to bring Jeff to the US next year to face Jessie Vargas or Timothy Bradley, two other fighters in his Top Rank stable if Jeff overcomes Funeka.

Now as Horn’s record is intact, he believes he’s ready to take on anyone in the world.

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Rushton jeff’s trainer said he has mapped out how to beat Manny Pacquiao already. He added that if Bob Arum is right, next up it’s Vargas or Bradley, and bring it on. The duo will take whichever one they get. That puts Jeff in line for Pacquiao and Horn want Pacquiao before he retires.

“To be a legend, you’ve got to beat a legend, and I want Jeff to beat a legend. Pacquiao is the only legend left now. I know how to beat Pacquiao. We can beat him.”

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