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Gary Corcoran Hopes Jeff Horn Title Fight is Finalized Soon

By Shaun Brown

British Welterweight contender Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) is hopeful that a fight between himself and the WBO world champion Jeff Horn can be finalised in the next week or two.

Corcoran, his promotional stable-mate and British champion Bradley Skeete as well as the USA's Ray Robinson and Argentina's Adrian Luciano Veron made up a four-man shortlist to face Horn in November with Corcoran the apparent front-runner.

Ranked 11 by the WBO, Corcoran edged out Larry Ekundayo last time out to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Title over 12 rounds in July.

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And the 26-year-old couldn't believe it when he found out he was in the frame to face Horn who dethroned Manny Pacquiao six days before Corcoran beat Ekundayo.

"You have to pinch yourself," Corcoran told Boxing Scene.

"I couldn't believe it. I was over the moon when I found out. Hopefully the fight's on. I heard a few weeks ago I might be in the running for it and that's brilliant."

The potential opportunity for Corcoran came as a surprise to many, and probably none more so than Bradley Skeete who has greater claims at a shot against Horn given his number three ranking with the WBO, and a record that features bigger wins and names than that of Corcoran's. A source close to the situation told Boxing Scene last week "Maybe the pair of them should have fought and there would have been no dispute."

"I really do think I can beat him," Corcoran told 'Scene.

"I think it makes for a good fight. I do think this boy might walk on to a few shots from me.

"It's my birthday in November so it might be a nice birthday present for me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boxing lives on 09-19-2017

Crawford Mcgregor and Pacquiao are all ruled out. Not many are lining up to fight this animal.

Comment by thack on 09-19-2017

If this guys a boxer he will have a chance of beating Horn. Manny's loss to Horn just shows how overdue his retirement from the sport is. Alls that fighters like Manny are doing is giving some sort of name…

Comment by Freedef on 09-19-2017

Gary WHO ? Gary WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO?

Comment by GhostofDempsey on 09-19-2017

Trying to catch a journeyman on short notice, way to go Bob. Hopefully you don't burn that ESPN bridge with too many meaningless fights. At least there's Loma/Rigo in December.

Comment by OctoberRed on 09-19-2017

So do I, WAR CORCORAN!

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