Manny Pacquiao could be set to face unbeaten Aussie Jeff Horn

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Manny Pacquiao has been told there is a 'good possibility' his next fight will be against the unbeaten Australian Jeff Horn.

Many were anticipating the Filipino was gearing up to face Terence Crawford in a super fight for the WBC and WBO super-lightweight titles.

However, that no longer looks the case as Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has revealed that the fight won't be happening anytime soon.

"There'll be no Pacquiao-Crawford fight in the first six months of the year definitely," Arum told The Manila Times.

"Only if the fight will be in the United States, but we're not planning the next fight in the United States, so we're also not planning on Crawford now."

Rather than Crawford, it appears Pacquiao has his eyes set on defending his WBO welterweight crown against Brisbane born Jeff Horn.

Horn will be hoping that what would be Pacquiao's 67th bout takes place on his own turf, after Arum confirmed the fight would take place somewhere away from the United States; with Australia highlighted as a distinct possibility.

"Now that the New Year is over, I'm going to finalise a location, because we're looking out for an opponent depending on the locations like in Australia, England, Middle East or maybe even in Mexico.

"That's what I want to do with the last period of Manny's career. I want him to be known as a worldwide fighter.

"Jeff Horn is a good possibility. I will be flying soon to the Philippines once I finalised every detail."

The fight would prove a stern test for Pacquiao, who will look to defend his title and prove he is infact worth of such a fiercely contested crown.

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