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Jeff Horn's Coach: The Plan is Beat Corcoran, Get Pacquiao in April

Jeff Horn's first defence of his WBO welterweight boxing title is set to be held in a creative and potential world-first type venue.

Queenslander Horn, who took the title of Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane in July, is set to fight Britain's Gary "Hellraiser" Corcoran in the same city, most likely on December 15. Terms have been agreed for the fight which is set to take place in a purpose-built venue.

"It is creative, it should be a world-first what we're doing and it will be exciting," Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton told AAP. "If it comes off as we expect, it's going to be quite a spectacle and very very exciting and will certainly portray Brisbane and Australia in the best possible light to the world."

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Corcoran 26, (17-1, 7 KOs) is the WBO's Inter-Continental champion and their 10th ranked welterweight.

His only loss was at super welterweight against world-title contender Liam Williams.

"He (Corcoran) comes to fight, he's a tough boy," Rushton said.

Should Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) beat Corcoran, the plan is for him to pursue a rematch with Pacquiao, whom he defeated with a twelve round unanimous decision back in July in one of the biggest upsets of the year in boxing.

Pacquiao, due to scheduling conflicts with his political career, was unable to face Horn in a rematch this year.

"July to December that's five months, that's certainly long enough out of the saddle," Rushton said.

"Manny Pacquiao isn't available, we need to keep him fighting we need to keep him active The plan is to get this one done and then hopefully next April we'll get Pacquiao back to Brisbane."

Horn is back in training, but not yet at maximum intensity.

"He's in a maintenance phase at the moment, I'm not pushing him too hard but also not letting him go too soft," Rushton said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by J Dubber on 10-12-2017

[QUOTE=sammi;18127841]That's what everyone said bout pac Jeff is tough and under rated imo however I think Crawford maybe to skilled[/QUOTE] What everyone said about Pac was correct! Jeff Horn needs to retire!

Comment by Dle on 10-11-2017

Another draft dodger trying to hang on with bitter ends to that title. Wonder how Con would do? Both have excuses & looking for minimum danger.

Comment by revelated on 10-11-2017

[QUOTE=MisanthropicNY;18128027]When is bud going to face a top lb for lb guy?[/QUOTE] Tons of people want him to face Jeff "The Hornet" Horn, sitting at #7 P4P if I recall correctly according to BoxRec. That counts [QUOTE=Mick Higgs;18128048]Am I the…

Comment by THC on 10-11-2017

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;18128048]Am I the only one who want's to see Horn/Spence next?![/QUOTE]I'd like to see it too, especially if he goes to Oz and gives Horn a beat down like he did Brook. But I can see Arum interceding with…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 10-11-2017

[QUOTE=Mick Higgs;18128048]Am I the only one who want's to see Horn[/QUOTE] Outside of Australia, yes.

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