Jeff Horn Will Be Looking For Big Fights at 147, 154 and Even 160

Jeff Horn is now the undisputed main attraction of Australian boxing after comprehensively ending the era of Anthony Mundine.

The former WBO welterweight champion bounced back from his defeat to American Terence Crawford in June with a devastating first round knockout of Mundine at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night.

The 96-second victory puts Horn's career back on track towards future world title bouts.


Post-fight, Mundine anointed Horn as the man to lead the sport going forward.

"There's some pressure with that because Mundine had that wrapped around his finger and he's done like an amazing job picking up boxing in Australia," Horn told AAP.

"He's an unheard of type of athlete ... it's a little bit daunting in a way knowing that that's on my shoulders now."

Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton and promoter Dean Lonergan are already thinking big for the 30-year-old.

Rushton says Horn's display at the 71kg [156.5-pounds] catchweight against Mundine opens up several possible future paths for his charge.

"We'll be looking at all opportunities in three weight divisions really," Rushton said.

"I see that Jeff can fight at welterweight, I know he can make welter, he fought all his amateur career at 64 (kgs).

"He showed tonight he can easily adapt to either super-welter or light-middle as it's known or even middleweight.

"You've got to go where the big fights are, we want the big fights, there's no point fighting the easy fights."

Horn's camp has already flagged an intention to try and lure Terence Crawford to Australia for a rematch after the American inflicted Horn's only professional defeat in Las Vegas in June.

Potential bouts against middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez or two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter are also options interesting Rushton and Lonergan.

Above all, Rushton wants to use Horn's Australian drawcard status to bring big fights here and not force his man to head overseas.

"Stuff Vegas. Stuff America. Let's bring the big fights here," Rushton said.

"I want to see Jeff Horn bring these big fights to Australia."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JcLazyX210 on 12-01-2018

[QUOTE=redmyth79;19309973]If this is how you took it then I guess I am educating you!! You bring up the fact he wants fights outside of 147!! Well how about beat top 147lb fighters first or what's the point of calling out…

Comment by abracada on 12-01-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;19308670]Jeff Horn is now the undisputed main attraction of Australian boxing after comprehensively ending the era of Anthony Mundine. The former WBO welterweight champion bounced back from his defeat to American Terence Crawford in June with a devastating first round…

Comment by Mick Higgs on 12-01-2018

There's plenty of options @ 154Lb, so maybe Horns best off campaigning at light-middleweight for now.

Comment by bender2000 on 12-01-2018

if horns proud to beat up on old man china chin mundine well done him whoo hoo , it was a joke farce match up he should be ashamed taking it it proved nothing, fight some one decent without home…

Comment by Dat on 12-01-2018

Good on Jeff Horn. Jeff is an advocate for anti-bullying and interestingly, Mundine tried to bully him during the weigh in, another good story line in addition to the changing of the guard in Australian boxing. A Porter fight makes…

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