Jeff Horn, the WBO welterweight champion, called out IBF boss Errol Spence on his Instagram account, expressing his desire for a unification showdown.
Horn says: “Errol Spence: Let’s fight, let’s unify, there will be a man down.”
A unification would be another treat for boxing fans already enjoying a great 2017 schedule. Earlier this year Keith Thurman unified the WBA/WBC welterweight titles. Spence has targeted Thurman for a matchup in 2018 but that may be difficult with Thurman having mandatories due for both his belts.
For his part, Horn is obligated to have a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, should the aging icon decide he wants the fight. If Horn again defeat Pacquiao, a matchup with Spence could be made in the first quarter of next year. It’s good to see Horn wanting to be competitive in his division.
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