JEFF Horn says he has got used to the knockers throughout his pro-boxing career.
Ever since his stunning 2017 victory over world boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao - and through three subsequent fights, which include wins over Gary Corcoran and Anthony Mundine - Horn has been the subject of almost daily abuse on social media platforms, talking down his achievements.
On Thursday, the 31-year-old former welterweight champion went as far as to call out the 'online bullying' he has endured, but detailed how it ultimately served as motivation.
As he continues preparations for his Battle of Bendigo showdown against Michael Zerafa, the former world welterweight champion is planning on silencing his critics once more
"If I have to convert one person at a time, or a few people at a time, that's what I am going to do,"
"You need to convert people and the only way you can do that is by beating their fighters and Michael is a very popular fighter and one of the greatest fighters in Australia.
"He thinks that and he believes that and he thinks he should be number one. I'm there to stop him.
"My motivation is still there ... as strong as it was before."
Fronting a media conference at Bendigo Stadium, Horn found an ally in one of Australia's greatest boxers Jeff Fenech, who is in Bendigo with his protegé Brock Jarvis, also part of the Battle of Bendigo card.
The former three-time world champion was as staunch in his defence of the Queenslander, as he was in the ring during his celebrated 33-fight career.
"A lot of people keep writing a lot of BS that Jeff Horn didn't win the Pacquiao fight; Manny Pacquiao just scored a (world title) win over Keith Thurman, one of the best fighters in the world, and totally dominated him," Fenech said.
"Has anyone seen Manny Pacquiao after a fight look like he did against Jeff Horn? I have never seen him like that and that's why he will never fight Jeff again, because your (Horn's) style is something that he wasn't used to.
" His team underestimated you (Horn) and you did an amazing job.
"I see all that stuff on Facebook, but just ignore it and tell Manny to come and fight you again, which he never will."
Horn describes his move to the middleweight division as 'the reinvention' of his boxing game.
"I am jumping two, not just one, weight divisions to play with the big boys," he said.
"I am sure there are many fighters who have done the two division jump before - Manny Pacquiao is an eight-division world champion and look what he's done, and he's still a world champion as we speak today.
"And I beat him."
Zerafa, who is challenging for Horn's WBO Oceania middleweight title, predicted 'fireworks' between he and Horn on Saturday night, as he looks to cash in on arguably the greatest opportunity of his 26-3 career to date.
"The preparation has been unbelievable - we are ready to go," he said.
"We tried to imitate Jeff (during the preparation), but no one really fights like Jeff.
"We did a lot of our own preparation, building our strength, conditioning, our speed, power and agility - everything. All round I am just a better fighter.
"That Kel Brook loss (in England last December) has really geed me up; now it's time to go out there and lay it all on the line."
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