Jeff Horn
Pacquiao Steps Away From Rematch, Horn To Defend on 11/12

According to multiple reports in Australia, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has pulled out of a planned November rematch with WBO champion Jeff Horn.
The fight was in the early planning stages, after Horn's win over Pacquiao in the "Battle of Brisbane" in July to take the WBO title.
Pacquiao is understood to have scheduling conflicts with the November 12 date, meaning Horn will have to find a challenger to defend his title.
Manny is done, deep down he knows Horn will beat him again and probably knock him out
whos next for Horn then?
(09-01-2017, 08:18 PM)Ibeabuchi Wrote: Manny is done, deep down he knows Horn will beat him again and probably knock him out
whos next for Horn then?

Believe Stu is looking at Amir Khan.
Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran possible for November
date September 30th, 2017 - 29 Comments

By Jeff Aranow: Now that Manny Pacquiao has announced that he won’t be fighting for the remainder of 2017, it leaves WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) without an opponent for November.

Horn’s promoters at Duco Events are in the process of cutting a deal with #11 WBO Gary Corcoran (17-1,7 KOs) to step in and take the fight with Horn for November, according to Dan Rafael.

Duco Events is working with the Queensland government to have them assist in coming up with the money for the event, which is what they also did to help make the Pacquiao vs. Horn fight last July.

“No contracts have been sent out (to Corcoran) because the deal with the government is not completed. If it happens, Corcoran will be the opponent,” a source said to Dan Rafael of

Corcoran, 26, is from London, England. He has wins over Lary Ekundayo, James Gorman, Danny Butler, Rick Slelton and Max Maxwell. Corcoran recently lost to Liam Williams by an 11th round knockout loss last year at 154. Corcoran moved up in weight from the welterweight division to take on the bigger and stronger Liam Williams. It was a size mismatch for the most part. Corcoran didn’t belong fighting a guy as big as Williams.

The fact that Duco Events is interested in having Jeff Horn defend against Corcoran can mean only one thing. They believe he can beat him. The fight wouldn’t get made if they felt there was a risk that Horn could lose to Corcoran. There’s too much money for Horn, 28, to make fighting Pacquiao next year. They need to keep him winning until that fight is made, and then see what happens from there.

With his lowly 39% knockout percentage, Corcoran isn’t much of a threat to knocking out Horn, which is good news because that’s seemingly the only chance he has of beating the Australian fighter. Corcoran isn’t going to outbox Horn. He doesn’t have that kind of boxing skills. Corcoran has 7 knockouts on his resume for his 6-year pro career, but those KOs have come against weak opposition and not against high quality fighters.

Horn’s co-promoters at Top Rank will likely look to wait until Horn fights Pacquiao in a rematch in 2018 before trying to put together a fight between the winner of that contest against unbeaten light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford, who is also promoted by Top Rank. That’s a fight that Top Rank wants to make.

Pacquiao is the one that will need to make up his mind whether he wants to continue fighting after the Horn fight. If Pacquiao beats Horn, then there will be a lot of pressure on him to face Crawford. Top Rank can still match Crawford against Horn even if he loses to Pacquiao in the rematch, but the fight won’t be nearly as big if he doesn’t get past Pacquiao in their rematch next year.
Horn - Corcoran looks like its almost official.
From Pacquiao to Corcoran :-)
(10-04-2017, 10:09 AM)craigyid14 Wrote: From Pacquiao to Corcoran :-)

...and back again next year with Pacman.
Horn accuses Pacquiao of dirty tactics

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

In his book “The Hornet,” WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has revealed the dirty tactics used by the Pacquiao camp in the lead-up to the July 2 WBO championship battle against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Horn told Grantlee Kieza that Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach did everything he possibly could to rattle Horn in the minutes before the fight and then – throughout the contest – Pacquiao continually talked to Horn during the fight, trying to confuse him with instructions normally delivered by the referee.
About 90 minutes before he was due to fight Pacquiao, there was a heated altercation over the tape used to cover the gauze on his hands. Trainer Glenn Rushton was wrapping Horn’s fists in the time-honored practice that fighters go through before a bout to stop their hands breaking.
“We were using a tan-colored tape that would not have raised eyebrows anywhere else in the world,” Horn said. “But Freddie Roach who was watching on in our dressing room – more to unsettle our team than to ensure everything was above board – insisted that only white tape be used and that was the rule in world title fights. This was a new one on us but the local boxing commission supervisor accepted this claim, despite the rules of the WBO not saying anywhere that the tape had to be white.
“My brother Ben, who works my corner, laughed at the idea that we had to change tape because of the colour and Freddie, who is notorious for playing mind games with opponents, exploded with anger, using a series of expletives that would have earned him a lengthy suspension if he’d been in my classroom.
“Freddie’s performance was farcical and unprofessional. He became unhinged when Ben niggled him further and he threatened to punch on there and then with my brother. I know Freddie was a pretty good lightweight in his day, but if they’d come to blows my money was on Ben. I sat through Freddie’s tirade impassively and, because Glenn didn’t want to cause any further upset for me, he agreed to change the tape.”
“The level to which they stooped in trying to rattle me was quite extraordinary and I would love to fight a rematch with Manny to put an exclamation mark on my victory at Suncorp,” Horn said.
“While the tape kerfuffle was going on, my cutman and great friend Stephen Edwards was preparing adrenaline to use on any wounds that I might suffer in the title fight. Adrenaline is a coagulant that stops the bleeding. Based on a 12-round bout, and knowing that there was a massive chance of head clashes, Stephen prepped around 30 vials of adrenaline. This involves breaking tiny 1-millilitre vials of liquid into sealed containers for use at ringside.
“Around 10 minutes before we were to go out to the ring, Stephen was summoned by a local commission official, to say that Pacquiao had lodged a formal complaint about him preparing the adrenaline in the dressing room rather than at ringside.
“A big argument broke out, with the Pacquiao camp saying that they couldn’t tell if Stephen was really using adrenaline. Stephen said that this was bull, that if they had an allegation to make they should make it to the World Anti-Doping Agency, and they could take a sample and get it tested.
“After five minutes of finger-pointing and chest-thumping from the Pacquiao team, the official ruled that Stephen had to tip all the carefully prepared adrenaline down the sink. Stephen asked if there was a specific rule that said the adrenaline vials could only be broken ringside as he had never heard of this rule. The official said there was, but his voice and facial expression showed uncertainty and he was obviously bluffed by Freddie and the Pacquiao team.
“We’ve checked since and there was no such rule.
“I guess Freddie Roach thought we would have no adrenaline left and would be unable to repair any damage to me once the fight began because there was no hope of sourcing any adrenaline so close to fight time.
“Fortunately Stephen is slightly obsessive-compulsive and he had stuffed 20 extra vials into the bottom corner of his bag just in case. Stephen scrambled to grab those vials just as we were given word by the Main Event television producers that it was time to walk out to center ring.”
Horn said that in the times when he and Pacquiao would finish in a clinch after an exchange of punches, the 11-time world champ would tell him ‘Break, break.’
“Like an idiot, I did what Manny told me,” Horn said.
“It happened again soon after and like an idiot I did it again. I’m just so used to hearing the ‘break’ call from a referee or sparring partner. Finally I wised up and the next time he told me to ‘Break, break’, I said to myself, Stuff this, you don’t tell me what to do – that’s the ref’s job.'”
Horn said he believed he could stop Pacquiao inside the distance in a rematch because of the damage the Filipino icon suffered in the first fight and the wealth of experience Horn gained from the victory.
On the weekend Freddie Roach declared that he wanted to see Pacquiao fight Horn again before retiring.
He said he couldn’t bear the thought of seeing the all-time great retire without a world title around his waist.
Horn is a heavy favorite to beat WBO #10 Gary Corcoran on December 13 and his American promoter Bob Arum wants him to fight Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in April with Pacquiao set to face the winner of that battle.
I see his fight with Gary Corcoran is on Sky Arena for $34.95 lol. Can't say I'll be paying for this one but will anyone on here be paying?

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