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Sport Boxer Jeff Horn wins Don Award

00:01  13 october  2017
00:01  13 october  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Jeffrey Christopher Horn Jr. (born 4 February 1988) is an Australian professional boxer who held the WBO welterweight title from 2017 to 2018.

World champion boxer Jeff Horn has won 'The Don' Award as the athlete to have most inspired Australia in 2017. Horn claimed the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with a unanimous points win over Pacquiao in July in Brisbane.

Jeff Horn celebrates victory after winning the WBO Welterweight Title Fight against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.© Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Jeff Horn celebrates victory after winning the WBO Welterweight Title Fight against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Jeff Horn's stunning upset victory over Filipino legend Manny Pacquaio has made him the first boxer to win 'The Don' Award as the athlete to have most inspired Australia in 2017.

Horn claimed the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with a unanimous points win over Pacquiao in July in Brisbane.

"Many days I have thought to myself, 'did that really happen?'," the former schoolteacher said.

"It's been very hectic since the win but recognition and awards like this certainly help."

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn , billed as the Battle of Brisbane, was a boxing match for the WBO welterweight championship, held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia on 2 July 2017.

37.1k Followers, 268 Following, 95 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Jeff Horn (@jeffhornboxer).

Horn is expected to announce his next fight in coming days, with a likely title defence against Englishman Gary Corcoran in December in Brisbane.

He told the annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame function on Thursday night in Melbourne that winning 'The Don' was a career highlight.

"It is massive," said the 29-year-old Horn.

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In summary. Jeff Horn is the new WBO welterweight champion. The good news is that it was a very entertaining fight on the big stage, which is all too rare for boxing of late.

Jeff Horn produced one of the biggest upsets in Australian boxing history with a unanimous points victory over Manny Pacquiao to claim the WBO welterweight world title in Brisbane.

"I can remember growing up being inspired by previous winners such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe.

"To know I am potentially inspiring the future generation of athletes, like these guys have done for me, is an incredible feeling."

Among the other finalists was 100m hurdler Sally Pearson - one of only two sportspeople to have won the award twice.

After a couple of years ravaged by injury, Pearson coached herself to a dramatic second world title in London.

The other finalists were the Australian women's soccer team, swimmer Emily Seebohm, surfing world champ Tyler Wright, AFLW star Erin Phillips and rugby league champion Johnathan Thurston.

The award is named after cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.

Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and marathon runner Heather Turland were the joint inaugural winners in 1998.

Michelle Payne received the nod from the judges last year after becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015 on Prince of Penzance.

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Dean Lonergan says he's done the sums and the finances would be more than enticing for the former MMA star.Horn, who won the WBO welterweight crown from Manny Pacquiao in July, must first negotiate a defence against England's Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) in England on December 13, with "the Hellraiser" preferred ahead of fellow Brit Bradley Skeete due to his more aggressive fighting style.

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