Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: Jeff Horn, Gary Corcoran - Face To Face at Final Presser

Boxing's Cinderella Man and Brisbane, Australia’s favorite son, Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.  Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) will be risking his newly-minted World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Top-10 contender Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs), of London.  It will be the Brit's first fight outside the United Kingdom.  The Horn vs. Corcoran world welterweight championship fight will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at the Brisbane Convention Centre and will be televised live and exclusively at 6:30 a.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes .

horn-corcoran (4)

“Jeff Horn not only produced the upset of the year in boxing, he also authored the story of the year, defeating Manny Pacquiao, under enormous pressure, in front of a record hometown crowd of over 51,000 fans,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, who witnessed the fight from a ringside seat.  “Jeff wasn't just poised, he was prepared and powerful.  Now Jeff faces his first test as world champion, against Corcoran, and it should be a helluva battle considering both men love to fight coming forward.”    

horn-corcoran (3)

“With Horn vs. Corcoran, ESPN is thrilled to add another marquee Top Rank on ESPN match right after the historic Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux bout on December 9th,” said ESPN’s executive vice president of programming and scheduling Burke Magnus.  “Horn is a rising superstar in the world of boxing, and with the seminal ratings success of the Horn-Pacquiao fight coupled with his performance in the ring that day, he has a large and growing fan base.”

horn-corcoran (1)

Horn, a former high school physical education teacher and 2012 Olympian, captured the world's imagination when he upset the heavily favored Pacquiao, boxing's only eight-division world champion, winning a gritty unanimous decision in front of over 51,000 fans at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium on July 1.  Horn, a 12-to-1 underdog, didn't let the moment or Pacquiao intimidate him.  He pressured the defending champion and backed him up throughout the 12 grueling and exciting rounds.  In addition to becoming a world champion Horn also became the toast of two continents.

horn-corcoran (2)

ESPN’s live telecast of the July 1 Pacquiao vs. Horn world championship event (10 p.m. to 1 a.m. ET) averaged a 1.6 household rating and 2,812,000 viewers, making it the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable TV since 2006 and ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995.  “The Battle of Brisbane” was also the highest-rated boxing telecast on ESPN’s networks since 1995.

The WBO World Welterweight Championship main event between Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) and Horn (midnight to 1 a.m. ET) peaked during the final half hour of their fight with 4.4 million viewers across both networks.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by knockoutkid on 12-11-2017

He looks to have the paul smith syndrome, looking constantly pissd off n angry, lol.

Comment by sammybee on 12-11-2017

I am yet to watch Gary fight but if I judge him by the remarks Australian boxing legend Jeff Fenech made recently then I believe Horn will have his hands full. Horn better come prepared.

Comment by slimPickings on 12-11-2017

Gary Corcoran is as unknown to the wider boxing world as Jeff Horn was pre Manny Pac. Hope Gary is ready and up to the task because Jeff is going to be in his face all night trying to mow…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Artem Dalakian Knocks Out Thaiyen in Eight, Retains WBA Belt Artur Beterbiev is Appealing Recent Legal Victory For Michel Chris Byrd: Wilder Can't Take Pressure, Almost Lost To Old Man Photos: Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago To Retain WBO Belt Paul Smith Announces His Retirement From Boxing Danny Roman: I'd Like To Unify With Rey Vargas or Isaac Dogboe Spence Unimpressed: I Only Did What I Should've Done to Ocampo Photos: Danny Roman Outboxes Moises Flores, Keeps WBA Title Granados: Fortuna Was Looking For an Excuse, Let's Rematch! Photos: Granados vs. Fortuna Ends Early With Freak Accident Photos: Errol Spence Crushes Carlos Ocampo in One Round Spence: I Want Garcia vs. Porter Winner Whenever it's Available! Photos: Josh Kelly Breaks Down, Stops Kris George Photos: Lewis Ritson Crushes Paul Hyland Jr. in One Round Photos: Ricky Burns, Gavin McDonnell Get Big Wins in Newcastle Tony Bellew: I'll End Tyson Fury's Comeback Run, No Problem! Ocampo: I Got Overconfident at The End, Spence Caught Me Spence: A Little Disappointed, Wanted it To Go Until 4th or 5th Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Retires Cristian Mijares With TKO in Three Angel Acosta Stops Carlos Buitrago in Final Round, Retains Title Hearn: Canelo-Golovkin Deal Pushes Back Joshua-Wilder Fight Jose Zepeda Survives To Score Dramatic Knockout of Carlos Diaz Richard Rivera Stops Jaime Solorio in The Eight Round Errol Spence Wipes Out Carlos Ocampo in One Round Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Danny Roman Outworks Moises Flores To Retain WBA Title Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Granados-Fortuna Ends in No-Decision After Freak Accident Granados vs. Fortuna - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Murray: D*ckhead Saunders Hoped For Golovkin, Faked Injury Andrzej Fonfara Debuts at Cruiser, Stops Ismayl Sillakh in Six Danny Roman vs. Moises Flores - CompuBox Historical Review Granados vs. Fortuna - CompuBox Historical Review Josh Kelly Stops Kris George, Adds Commonwealth Belt Errol Spence vs. Carlos Ocampo - CompuBox Historical Review Lewis Ritson Takes Out Hyland Jr. In One, Wins British Outright Gavin McDonnell Outpoints Stuart Hall, Retains WBC Regional Charlie Edwards Stops Nelson in Solid Win, Calls Out Kal Yafai Danny Roman: Flores is Not Easy, I Don't Overlook Anybody Joe Joyce: I'd Love Hughie Fury Fight, Chisora Will Still Dodge Me
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement