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Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran Set For December 13, Brisbane

It was announced in Australia that Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against England's Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) in Brisbane on December 13.

News Corp Australia reported that the world champion boxer had locked in a two-fight deal with the State Government and Brisbane City Council.

For Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs), the Corcoran bout will be his first since a points decision win over eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao back in July before a crowd of 51,000 at the Suncorp Stadium.

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The fight will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.

The Wednesday night fixture is thought to be most beneficial for pay television earnings.

“Corcoran is 26, so he’s three years younger than me — he’s very fit, strong and hungry,’’ Horn said.

“He’s a dangerous guy. I know what it’s like to be a determined underdog just like he is going into this fight. This is his golden opportunity to do what I did against Pacquiao but there are millions of dollars on offer for me with big fights in 2018 so I can’t let this guy come to my home town and wreck all my good work.’’

In a very odd bit of news, the reports in Australia suggest that Horn would like to face UFC superstar Conor McGregor in his next fight. McGregor made his pro boxing debut in August, when he was stopped in ten rounds by Floyd Mayweather Jr.

According to Top Rank, who have options on Horn, the next fight for him would come in March or April - either in a rematch with Pacquiao or a defense against Terence Crawford.

Pacquiao, who has the option of a rematch clause, was the original opponent for the fall, but he withdrew after citing conflicts with his political schedule.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-15-2017

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;18136591]They're both two separate things dumb dumb. Same standard would be if Spence would've gotten badly damaged vs Kell Brook(which he didn't) and I wanted him to fight Porter/Thurman/Crawford. Then I'd apply the same standard. Btw, I bet you didn't…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18136559]As soon as I heard you were excusing Horn I called you out on it and said you better apply the same standards to other fighters. Sure enough you didn't. I saw this coming a mile away, you're so transparent.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Boxnation fan on 10-14-2017

Horn is the NUMBER 1 GUY at WW. Corcoran is a solid opponent.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=Mr.Fantastic;18136518]The reason I mentioned Spence for Peterson was because of Bradley beating him way before and getting little credit. Either you're way too stupid or you're trying to troll me. I have no agenda. I dislike nut huggers of all…

Comment by Mr.Fantastic on 10-14-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;18136504]You're the idiot. Giving Horn a pass for Corcoran but jumping all over Spence for Lamont Peterson. But we know how you are, man. Always taking little shots at black and Puerto Rican boxers. Just admit that you have an…

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