Gary Corcoran opens up on possible Jeff Horn clash, awaits contract

Tim Kudgis 20/09/2017


WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight champion Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1, 7KOs) appears to be the frontrunner to face current WBO world champion Jeff Horn (17-0-1, 11KOs) in November.

The boxing world awaits the decision while Corcoran’s promoter Frank Warren and Horn’s co-promoters Duco/Top Rank finalize what could possibly be an entertaining battle.  Much like the boxing world, Corcoran is awaiting to hear some good news.

“I’m just waiting at the moment to see what happens. Hopefully my name gets picked out of the hat. I’ll know by this week or next week, hopefully this week,” Corcoran told ATG Radio.  

“I think I would be a very good opponent (for Horn). It would be an all action fight. Hopefully it gets written down on the contract.  

Jeff Horn won the WBO welterweight title by dethroning Manny Pacquiao last July in Brisbane Australia in what was a tightly contested “Fight of the Year” candidate. Despite this, Horn is still considered weak opposition by many in the welterweight division. 

“Jeff Horn is a good fighter. He beat Pacquiao, he’s a world champion. He wouldn’t be there if he wasn’t a good fighter.  

“I really do think I can beat him. In this country, I spar the best all the time. I stay with them in there with the best in this country.  

“If that fight gets on, I’m looking to beat him and stop him. Hopefully I can stop him as I don’t want to leave it down to the judges but hopefully the judges are fair.  

“All of us boxers are in this sport don’t have to get cheated.  We put our grasps into this, we work hard  and we don’t deserve it,” he added.

You can listen to the full 10 minute interview here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIJH6fLZS0g  

Tim Kudgis is the co-host of ATG Radio and contributor to World Boxing News.  Please email any questions to tkudgis614@gmail.com

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