Horn says Floyd will cane Conor
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.”