Corcoran: When I beat Jeff Horn, I'll face Bradley Skeete no problem

By Michael Doss

Last week, reported that British welterweight champion Bradley Skeete (27-1, 12KOs) stated that WBO welterweight Jeff Horn is avoiding a fight with him to instead fight fellow country Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7KOs). 

Skeete said that by fighting Corcoran, Horn was taking the “easier option”.

Corcoran is the leading candidate to challenge Horn (17-0-1, 11KOs) in November for the welterweight championship.   An official announcement is expected soon.


Horn crashed on the scene in July, when he won a shocking twelve round decision over huge favorite Manny Pacquiao to capture the WBO title.

A rematch was scheduled in November, but Pacquiao had to withdraw due to conflicts with his political schedule. That's when Skeete and Corcoran came in the picture.

“Me and Bradley are good mates.  I sparred a lot with Bradley.  I know what Bradley is about and he knows what I am about.  He’s always been a welterweight.  I only came down in my last two fights.  He can say what he wants to say.  If I get it, I get it,"  Corcoran told ATG Radio.

Both British fighters are Frank Warren promotional stablemates, and they know this opportunity can only go to one.  It creates a domestic rivalry between the countrymen on who will get the first crack at gold.

 “Listen I’ll fight Bradley.  If you said to me I get to choose someone, when I beat Jeff Horn, I’ll fight Bradley no problem. I spar Bradley all of the time so I know what he’s about.  Me and Bradley are mates at the end of the day but it’s business," Corcoran said.

“If it comes to business and you say to me I’m fighting Bradley tomorrow, I’ll fight Bradley tomorrow.   I’m just going to look for the biggest fight out there.

Michael Doss is the host of ATG Radio, which airs every Monday and Wednesday.   Please email any questions and comments to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BucaRican on 09-20-2017

Will this be televised on Telemundo PPV?

Comment by DramaShow on 09-20-2017

since when did bradley skeete become the welterweight boogeyman lol

Comment by giacomino on 09-20-2017

Bold words. Somebody who has no business getting anywhere near a title fight promises to make his first defense against a nobody. At least he's honest

Comment by BUCSBronzemedal on 09-20-2017

Can't blame either fighter for being involved in a voluntary title defense, good luck to the winner.

Comment by BOXING-SCRIBE on 09-20-2017

Expect the worthless WBO 147 to be locked up for next 2 to 3 years whiles these 3 bums sort their future trilogy bouts out.I haven't seen such low profile fighters get so much thread time since Ward and that…

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