Horn says Floyd will cane Conor

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - SPORT -

FLOYD May­weather will “an­ni­hi­late’’ Conor McGre­gor in their long-awaited Au­gust su­per­fight, ac­cord­ing to Jeff Horn who has al­ready put up his hand to face the win­ner.

Horn chal­lenges for­mer May­weather foe Manny Pac­quiao for the world wel­ter­weight ti­tle at Sun­corp Sta­dium on July 2 in Aus­tralia’s big­gest fight, well aware May­weather and Pac­quiao gen­er­ated $800 mil­lion from their 2015 bout.

Al­ready Horn’s Amer­i­can pro­moter Bob Arum is cal­cu­lat­ing the enor­mous mar­ket­ing po­ten­tial of Brisbane’s clean-cut “Fight­ing Schoolteacher” if he can beat Pac­quiao be­fore an ex­pected crowd of more than 50,000 in Brisbane.

Horn says McGre­gor has “ab­so­lutely no chance’’ against May­weather when they cash in Las Ve­gas on Au­gust 26.

Early in­di­ca­tions are the fight could top the May­weather-Pac­quiao in­come stream and do more than $1 bil­lion.

“Their fight is go­ing to be un­der box­ing rules and May­weather will prob­a­bly not even get hit,’’ Horn said. “But I would love a crack at May­weather. He’s su­per-slick, a ter­rific boxer and I want to beat the very best.

“I have to get past Manny Pac­quiao first, of course.”

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