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Floyd Mayweather rematch not happening, Manny Pacquiao finds Jeff Horn ‘challenging’

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Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner
Manny Pacquiao, Adrien Broner

Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2) supposedly retired from boxing after beating Timothy Bradley in their second rematch. It came as a surprise to many since the Filipino phenom already beat Bradley decisively when they fought the second time.

What surprised people more was when Manny Pacquiao un-retired to fight Jessie Vargas, instead of focusing on his political career, as he first claimed. Stories continue to circulate that the Pac-man is seeking to redeem his loss to Floyd Mayweather.

Floyd Mayweather ‘s uncle, Jeff Mayweather, however, believes that fisticuff will never happen. He says Manny Pacquiao has nobody to blame for its failure, but himself.

Manny Pacquiao not man enough

The super fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather took years to happen. When the contract was actually signed by both parties, people couldn’t believe it was finally going to take place. Jeff Mayweather thinks it could’ve happened had Manny been man enough to accept defeat.

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“The Pacquiao fight is not going to happen because Manny Pacquiao wasn’t man enough to just admit that he lost without making up some bogus excuse,” Floyd Mayweather ‘s uncle said in a report by BoxingScene.

Not only did Manny declare he felt he’d done enough to win, but he claimed a shoulder injury hampered his performance.

Pac-man vs. Jeff Horn

There aren’t a lot of people in the boxing community who knows who Jeff Horn is, and why he’s slated as a potential foe to Pacquiao. It may not matter though, at least to himself, since the Australian believes he can beat the legendary boxer.

“Bob Arum seems to want the fight with me and Pacquiao now before Pacquiao retires. I think he sees it as a changing of the guard,” Jeff Horn said, according to CourierMail.

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“This is a dream come true, and it’s a fight I can definitely win. Manny is a lot shorter than me and I fight well against guys who are shorter than me and who are coming forward.’’

“I’ve got youth on my side, he’s 38, I’m 28. He’s got the experience but I think he’s slipped a bit. He’s still got very good movement and skills but he has dropped form just slightly and that means a lot at the top level.’’

Manny Pacquiao is willing to fight whoever his promoter puts on his way, and Bob Arum seems excited to make this match up happen. According to BoxingScene, Arum said Pacquiao has seen Jeff Horn ‘s previous fights and thinks, “Jeff is a very live fighter.” He thinks of him as a “good challenge.”

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