Wednesday, December 13th 2017
Jeff Horn TKOs Gary Corcoran in the 11th
Boxing’s Cinderella Man and Brisbane, Australia’s, favorite son, Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, returned to the ring in his first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) risked his newly-minted World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Top-10 contender Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-2, 7 KOs), of London. Jeff Horn TKOed Corcoran in the 11th.
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.