HE’LL start a heavy underdog but Australian boxing legend Johnny Lewis believes Brisbane welterweight Jeffo Horn can shock eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao in their April bout.
Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium is tipped to host the bout in what would be the biggest world title fight held in Australia since Lewis-trained Jeff Fenech fought African great Azumah Nelson in Melbourne in 1992.
“That’s a fight I’d really like too see,” Lewis said.
“Pacquiao’s certainly had his best days and I think it’s going to be a bloke coming down in his career against a bloke very much going up.
Everything’s about where and when and I’d love to see the fight here. I think Jeff Horn’s our best prospect out there at the moment and I think he’s good enough to do it.
I like his work-rate, I’ve seen him get knocked down and he’s got straight back up, he’s not just a front-runner he can come from behind so I think he’s a big chance against anyone.”