DECEMBER 12, 2017 BY SIMON ROBERTS
On the back of his incredible victory in the WBO welterweight fight against the legendary Manny Pacquiao, Australia’s Jeff 'The Hornet' Horn will attempt to defend his title against Britain’s Gary 'Hellraiser' Corcoran. Pacquiao declined Horn’s challenge for a rematch, which didn’t surprise many considering the Filipino’s political responsibilities. Corcoran may not be a name equivalent to the ilk of Pacquiao but he should provide Horn with an extremely tough bout because both fighters are 17 wins from 18 fights.
Corocran is not the household name of a Pacquiao but the 27-year-old should provide plenty of opposition to challenge the champ. Queenslander Horn will host the fight in his hometown of Brisbane at the Convention Centre on December 13 and the 29-year-old will head into the bout as the overwhelming favourite to maintain his unbeaten professional boxing career.