Jeff Horn vs Gary Corcoran highlights: WBO World Welterweight Championship result, live blog, round-by-round updates

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    Fight result

    Jeff Horn has retained his WBO world welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over Britain’s Gary Corcoran.

    It’s was Horn’s first defence of the title he won via unanimous decision against Manny Pacquiao back in July. Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Horn fought another war against a very gutsy challenger.

    Both fighters were cut during the bout. After several close rounds where both fighters were trading punches, Horn started to get on top in the last few rounds.

    His big shots started to land more cleanly and the cut over Corcoran’s eye got progressively worse. He was starting to have trouble seeing Horn’s punches and his corner made the decision to end the fight.

    Horn generally looked to have more sting in his punches, but Corcoran’s work rate and determination to take the fight to Horn was impressive. Horn found him to be an awkward opponent, continually coming forward. He looked better when he boxed Corcoran from the outside rather than trading with him.

    Corcoran certainly fought better than his 15-1 odds going into the fight suggested he would. He gave it everything he had and was very competitive.

    The win takes Horn’s record to 18-0-1, and 2018 holds plenty of lucrative but tough opportunities for him.

    His mandatory defence is scheduled to be against unbeaten American Terence Crawford (32-0) in March/April, with Las Vegas the likely venue. Crawford is a former undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world, but has vacated his word title belts to have a crack at the welterweight division.

    Crawford will be a very big test for Horn and he’ll have to improve on tonight’s performance. There’s also a potential rematch with Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane later in the year.

    Another former junior welterweight champion, Englishman Amir Khan (31-4), was also at ringside in Brisbane tonight and has put his hand up for a shot at Horn’s title.

    But for now, Horn can sit back and relax while he plans his next move. He’ll also become a father for the first time in the next few weeks, so it’s been quite a year for him.

    Highlights of the undercard bouts included an impressive performance from young Western Australian Nathaniel May, who dropped the previously unbeaten Brazilian Aelio Mesquita three times inside five rounds. May’s record improves to 19-1.

    Gold Coast-based super middleweight Rohan Murdock was also impressive in beating tough Russian Apti Ustarkhanov via a unanimous decision. Murdock’s record is now 21-1.

    Fight preview

    Australia’s Jeff Horn takes on Englishman Gary “The Hellraiser” Corcoran in the first defence of his world welterweight title. Join The Roar on Wednesday night from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live fight coverage, debate and round-by-round updates in our blog.

    Horn’s life changed forever when he upset Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium back in July. He enters this bout as a heavy favourite, but may not have things all his own way against Corcoran.

    The 27-year-old Englishman is looking to change his life by taking Horn’s belt. It should be an action-packed fight, with both fighters likely to come forward and trade punches.

    Horn won’t have the size advantage over Corcoran that he did against Pacquiao. The Englishman has campaigned at a super welterweight for much of his 18-fight pro career, which is about 3kg heavier than the welterweight limit.

    The only loss of Corcoran’s career came in July last year. He was stopped by Welshman Liam Williams (16-2-1) in the 11th round of their British super welterweight title fight.

    Since then, Corcoran has come down in weight and had two wins. His last bout was a split decision victory against the previously unbeaten Nigerian Larry Ekundayo (12-1).

    A win for 29-year-old Horn could see him head to Las Vegas next April for a mega fight with unbeaten American Terence Crawford (32-0).

    Prediction
    Corcoran will give it everything he has, but Jeff Horn will score a KO in the second half of the fight.

    Join The Roar on Wednesday night from 7:30pm (AEDT) for live fight coverage, debate and round-by-round updates from the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight between Jeff Horn and Gary Corcoran in our live blog.

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    • 1:27am
      Simoc said | 1:27am | ! Report

      Strange that this fight doesn’t rate a mention on BBC sport. Normally they closely follow boxing and British boxers.

    • 12:20am
      Pete said | 12:20am | ! Report

      Horn really needs to step if he thinks he has Crawford and Alverez covered these to fighters punch to straight and hard and wouldnt let Horn get his second wind …disappointed in what i saw of Horn tonight against a tough gritty but lacked a big punch opoanent he did look tired in the early rounds.

    • Roar Guru

      11:58pm
      John Coomer said | 11:58pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me on tonight’s coverage, hope you enjoyed it.

    • Roar Guru

      11:54pm
      John Coomer said | 11:54pm | ! Report

      Jeff Horn has retained his WBO world welterweight title with an 11th round TKO win over Britain’s Gary Corcoran.

      It’s was Horn’s first defence of the title he won via unanimous decision against Manny Pacquiao back in July. Fighting in front of his hometown fans, Horn fought another war against a very gutsy challenger.

      Both fighters were cut during the bout. After several close rounds where both fighters were trading punches, Horn started to get on top in the last few rounds.

      His big shots started to land more cleanly and the cut over Corcoran’s eye got progressively worse. He was starting to have trouble seeing Horn’s punches and his corner made the decision to end the fight.

      Horn generally looked to have more sting in his punches, but Corcoran’s work rate and determination to take the fight to Horn was impressive. Horn found him to be an awkward opponent, continually coming forward. He looked better when he boxed Corcoran from the outside rather than trading with him.

      Corcoran certainly fought better than his 15-1 odds going into the fight suggested he would. He gave it everything he had and was very competitive.

      The win takes Horn’s record to 18-0-1, and 2018 holds plenty of lucrative but tough opportunities for him.

      His mandatory defence is scheduled to be against unbeaten American Terence Crawford (32-0) in March/April, with Las Vegas the likely venue. Crawford is a former undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world, but has vacated his word title belts to have a crack at the welterweight division.

      Crawford will be a very big test for Horn and he’ll have to improve on tonight’s performance. There’s also a potential rematch with Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane later in the year.

      Another former junior welterweight champion, Englishman Amir Khan (31-4), was also at ringside in Brisbane tonight and has put his hand up for a shot at Horn’s title.

      But for now, Horn can sit back and relax while he plans his next move. He’ll also become a father for the first time in the next few weeks, so it’s been quite a year for him.

      Highlights of the undercard bouts included an impressive performance from young Western Australian Nathaniel May, who dropped the previously unbeaten Brazilian Aelio Mesquita three times inside five rounds. May’s record improves to 19-1.

      Gold Coast-based super middleweight Rohan Murdock was also impressive in beating tough Russian Apti Ustarkhanov via a unanimous decision. Murdock’s record is now 21-1.

      • 12:04am
        BennO said | 12:04am | ! Report

        Thanks for the wrap up.

      • 12:28am
        Paulie said | 12:28am | ! Report

        Impressive really?…thought he lacked a big punch as did fellow observers in the boxing world.

        • Roar Guru

          12:34am
          John Coomer said | 12:34am | ! Report

          You couldn’t fault his work rate/determination, that’s what I thought was impressive about him.

    • 11:43pm
      Kevin said | 11:43pm | ! Report

      Was blogging all the way from England and felt like I was watching in Brisbane, great blog John!

    • Roar Guru

      11:37pm
      John Coomer said | 11:37pm | ! Report

      Horn was really starting to find his range in the last couple of rounds.

      • 11:42pm
        Scuba said | 11:42pm | ! Report

        You tell yourself that. Another example of why boxing is a joke

      • 11:44pm
        Alan said | 11:44pm | ! Report

        Thanks for the updates John. Couldnt get to see it and wasnt looking for a free service, just somebody to tell me what was going on. Champion effort mate. Cheers

    • Roar Guru

      11:35pm
      John Coomer said | 11:35pm | ! Report

      Corcoran’s cut eye was getting progressively worse.

    • Roar Guru

      11:35pm
      John Coomer said | 11:35pm | ! Report

      Round 11

      The referee has stopped it! Horn wins by TKO!

    • Roar Guru

      11:33pm
      John Coomer said | 11:33pm | ! Report

      The doctor looking at Corcoran’s eye at the end of Round 10, but he is ruled fit to continue.

    • Roar Guru

      11:31pm
      John Coomer said | 11:31pm | ! Report

      Round 10

      We’re in the championship rounds now and Horn steps up the pace early in the 10th. A definite Horn round that one, using his jab to set up his combinations well.

    • Roar Guru

      11:27pm
      John Coomer said | 11:27pm | ! Report

      Round 9
      Good start to the round by Corcoran, pushing the pace. He wants this and is very fit. Horn recovers though to land some good shots of his own later in the round. Possibly Corcoran though. Again a very close round.

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