Pacquiao takes his show on the road to Australia in Saturday's welterweight title defense - From CBSSports.com
The idea of fighting outside of the United States in pursuit of a larger purse isn't necessarily foreign to Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs), who traveled to Macau for victories over Brandon Rios and Chris Algieri in recent years.
But the choice of Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) as an opponent this time around feels like a legitimate step down in class, especially considering how loaded the 147-pound division remains.
But the opportunity is open for Horn to make an incredibly large statement, especially considering how large the viewing audience is expected to be with Pacquiao returning to basic cable.
Outside of his decision loss to Floyd Mayweather in 2015 and his legendary rivalry with Juan Manuel Marquez, he has largely dominated every opponent he has faced for a full decade.
Similar to Ricky Hatton, he attempts to crowd and overwhelm opponents with volume, often using a lead right hand to catch them off guard.