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Jeff Horn eyes Jesse Vargas after Manny Pacquiao withdrawal

Jeff Horn admitted to being "annoyed" after Manny Pacquiao pulled out of a rematch, but the Australian has now set his sights on American Jesse Vargas in a defence of his WBO welterweight title.

Horn upset Pacquiao in a victory July 2, but hopes of a rematch for Nov. 12 were dashed last Friday when the Filipino pulled out.

Jeff Horn, who defeated Manny Pacquiao, could now turn to Jesse Vargas in defence of his WBO welterweight title. Dan Peled/EPA
"I'm frustrated. I'm kind of annoyed that it's taken this long to make a decision but, look, that's boxing, I'm figuring out that now. That's what happens at the top of the game, guys mess around with you a lot," Horn told Reuters.

He added: "Yeah, [Jesse] Vargas is a fight that we'd definitely take. He's a tough competitor and he's been world champion, he's held my belt just before Pacquiao, so he'd definitely be a tough fight and worthy opponent."

Source: http://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/20562067/boxing-jeff-horn-turn-jesse-vargas-manny-pacquiao-pulled-wbo-welterweight-title-rematch

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