Horn said he wished for more recognition now that he became an established champ.
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Australia's Jeff Horn brushed aside the outcry against his shock victory over Manny Pacquiao Monday and said he hoped taking the Filipino's WBO welterweight title would help reinvigorate boxing Down Under.Pacquiao, whose defeat was his first since his blockbuster clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, indicated Sunday that he would take up the option of a rematch and Horn said he would be delighted to face the 38-year-old in his first title defense.Horn, whose meeting with Pacquiao shattered the Australian attendance record for a fight, said he would prefer to defend his title on home soil and was hoping for more recognition ahead of his next bout.Horn said he was prepared for the media attention becoming a world champion would bring, and hoped his victory would trigger a renaissance in Australian boxing.
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