It was Bloody and Brutal in Brisbane.

Jeff Horn scored a unanimous victory over Manny Pacquiao on Sunday. In front of a packed hometown crowd at Suncorp Stadium, Horn punched his ticket to boxing’s big time with an incredible performance to claim Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight championship.

The three judges scored the closely-fought bout 117-111, 115-113, 115-113 in Horn’s favour. Horn immediately called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. after the fight and declared himself “no joke” to the legions of boxing experts across the world who gave him no chance and mocked his credentials.

"I’ve just believed since I was very young that I could do this,” Horn said. “This is not the best moment of my life – it is yet to come with my beautiful wife Joanna, she’s pregnant with our first child.”

"Pacquiao said he accepted the judges’ decision but was keen to fight Horn again as soon as possible. “I didn’t expect [he would be] that tough,” he said.

The defeat is Pacquiao’s first since losing to Mayweather in their 2015 clash in Las Vegas, taking his career record to 59-7-2 (38 knockouts).

Could this mean that Jeff might just force the Money Man Mayweather out of retirement?