by Staff writers, Courier Mail
LOCAL schoolteacher Jeff Horn will defend his WBO welterweight title against Brit Gary Corcoran in the Battle of Brisbane II at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on Wednesday night.
The 29-year-old Aussie is defending his title just five months after claiming a unanimous win over Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao at a packed Suncorp Stadium in July.
If Horn beats Corcoran he could face the undefeated American Terence Crawford (32 wins in 32 fights) in Las Vegas in April.
Horn, who reached the quarter-finals of the light-welterweight division at the 2012 Olympic Games, has never lost a professional bout while 27-year-old Corcoran, aka Hellraiser, has lost one fight in his 18 bouts.
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE BATTLE OF BRISBANE 2
What: Jeff Horn (Aus) v Gary Corcoran (UK) for the WBO welterweight world title (12 x 3 minute rounds)
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Great Hall
When: Doors open 4pm. Undercard starts 4.15pm\
Capacity: 7,000 (about 500 seats remain - $69-$199)
Jeff Horn $1.17 / $2 on points / KO, TKO, disqualification $2.50/ By decision or Technical decision $2
Gary Corcoran: $4.50 / $8.50 on points / KO, TKO, disqualification $9.50/ By decision or technical decision $8.50
Pre-paid per view coverage starts at 7.30pm
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- Alex Leapai (QLD) v Roger Izonritei (WA) - heavyweight (8 x 3)
- Lenny Zappavigna (NSW) v Nestor Faccio Cordozo (Uruguay) - welterweight (8 x 3)
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