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Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran - Terms Agreed For November Bout

by Shaun Brown

Terms have been agreed for WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn to face Gary Corcoran in the first defence of his title.

Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) stunned the boxing world in July defeating future hall of fame entrant Manny Pacquiao over 12 rounds in Australia to take the Filipino's WBO crown. There had been expectations that a rematch would take place later this year, but for now that is on hold as Horn first has to take on Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) first.

Corcoran, ranked 10 with the WBO, had been heavily linked with a fight against Horn on November 11 in Australia and his promoter Frank Warren told 'Scene today (October 3) that terms have been agreed for the fight.

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"It's all agreed, we're just waiting for the official confirmation. Terms are agreed and it's all ready to go," Warren said.

Corcoran's promotional stable-mate Bradley Skeete (ranked 3 with the WBO) had been in the running as well.

"We tried for Bradley but they didn't want Bradley," Warren said.

"Gary's got it. I'm happy for Gary," he added.

"Gary's never knocked back a fight, he's a competitive little sod and he's going to go out there and do his best. For me, let's get it right, Bradley or Gary fighting against Horn for the Commonwealth [title]... say you were going to do that nine months ago you'd have done it in a heartbeat."

Corcoran was last in action against Larry Ekundayo six days after Horn upset the odds against Pacquiao. Corcoran edged Ekundayo via a split decision over 12 rounds in London to win the vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b00g13man on 10-08-2017

:lol1::lol1::lol1: This might be the worst first defence in a long time.

Comment by Bronx2245 on 10-08-2017

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;18118870]I would much rather they just picked the best boxer and gave Skeete a chance instead of BS Corcoran. Plain cowardly duck from Horn's people who know Skeete will outbox and make him look bad.[/QUOTE]Arum doesn't want Horn to lose…

Comment by daggum on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;18120179]Fanboy of Jeff "The Hornet" Horn, #1 Welterweight in the World? Damn right. Manny basically quit Round 10 onward, I agree. Why did he quit? Because The Hornet kept swarming and wasn't going out like Clottey[/QUOTE] manny pac basically quit…

Comment by revelated on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=Vinnykin;18119883]And did you see round 10, when it was obvious Pacquaio had nothing left! Even his trainer said afterwards that he was expecting more from pacqauio in the last 3 rounds. He had one good round and couldn't close the…

Comment by Vinnykin on 10-07-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;18119734]Old and tired? Did you watch Round 9? And did you forget there was no drug testing? Manny looked rather sharp to me. He just got bullied for 36 minutes. I saw the same Manny we saw in PacBradley 2…

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