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Sport Horn wins WBO welterweight title defense against Corcoran

10:52  14 december  2017
10:52  14 december  2017 Source:   ap.org

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BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran . The former school teacher from Australia won by technical knockout in the 11th round when Corcoran 's corner

Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense against Gary Corcoran . Horn , now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win Wednesday at the smaller Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence

The former school teacher from Australia won by technical knockout in the 11th round Wednesday when Corcoran's corner threw in the towel with the England-based boxer bleeding from a deep cut above his left eye.

It was Horn's first fight since his unanimous decision upset over eight-division champion Pacquiao in front of more than 51,000 fans in an outdoor afternoon fight at nearby Suncorp Stadium in July in the "Battle of Brisbane" — a victory that some critics dismissed as a hometown decision.

Horn, now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win Wednesday at the smaller Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence Crawford next year.

"Yeah, there is a lot to prove to a lot of the Americans," Horn said, reflecting on the criticism following his win over Pacquiao. "There's always going to be the doubters. All I can do is keep winning, that's the key — hopefully I can start changing people's minds one by one."

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Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday Horn , now unbeaten in 19 bouts, is hoping the win at the Brisbane Convention Centre sets him up for a fight against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas next year.

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense on Wednesday against Gary Corcoran . The former school teacher from Australia won by technical knockout in the 11th round when Corcoran 's corner

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said he expected to soon confirm a Crawford-Horn fight in Las Vegas in April.

"We move on now. Terence Crawford is the mandatory contender," Arum said. "Terence Crawford is one of the best fighters around. He was a lightweight champion — that's 135 pounds — then he became a junior welterweight (140 pounds), and wiped out that division."

Arum said the step up to the 147-pound division would be another challenge for the unbeaten Crawford.

"Anybody that says that because of Terence's skillset that Jeff doesn't have a chance is crazy," Arum said. "This is going to be a very competitive fight."

The early rounds Wednesday were close with Corcoran continually walking forward and the pair clinching in close, but Horn landed enough punches to have a sizable lead before he started to find his range in the seventh.

"It was a bit different this time, I wasn't the underdog for a change. I was coming in (as) the champion," Horn said. "He definitely pushed me. I felt my timing was a bit off, but I got him in the end.

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BRISBANE, Australia >> Jeff Horn followed up his contentious WBO welterweight title win over Manny Pacquiao with a successful first defense against Gary Corcoran . “From the start, it’s where I pictured myself fighting for a world title ,” he said, adding the he was confident against Crawford.

Brisbane’s World WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn has retained his title after defeating English challenger, Gary Corcoran at the Brisbane Convention and

"As soon as I started working off that jab and going first, I managed to break him down quite easily after that."

Two judges had awarded all but one round to Horn before the fight was stopped, and the other had given all 10 rounds to Horn.

Corcoran (17-2) needed six stitches to the cut above his left eye and another four stitches to a cut on the right.

He said he wasted energy in the early rounds and it cost him in the end.

"I just didn't let my shots go, was getting very tense," he said. "You're fighting for a world title. Better man won on the night, that's it. I fought a good fighter. I'll be back."

Having won his first world title and defended it in his hometown, Horn said he was looking forward to fighting in the United States.

"From the start, it's where I pictured myself fighting for a world title," he said, adding the he was confident against Crawford. "He's someone definitely I can beat in the boxing world. I'm sure of that. I'm very confident, and that's the first step in this game."

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