Horn versus Corcoran is Wednesday “Down Under” – WBO world welterweight champion Jeff Horn returns to action this Wednesday in Australia as he faces Gary Corcoran in his first title defense. Horn won the WBO belt this past July when he outpointed Manny Pacquiao. The fight will air on ESPN in the United States. Check your local listings for start times.
A strong undercard supports Horn-Corcoran. Of special interest to fans of the heavyweight division is the return of former contender Alex Leapai. Leapai, 38 years old now, took all of 2016 off before returning earlier this year with a victory against lesser opposition. In 2015, Leapai retired after three straight losses. One of those losses came in a world title shot against Wladimir Klitschko back at the end of 2014, and Leapai is trying to work his way back into the title picture.
Below is a partial line-up. Check this TBC report for more details.
Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 – Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
(Card Subject To Change):
147 LBS 12 RDS: Jeff Horn (17-0-1) vs Gary Corcoran (17-1)
168 LBS 10 RDS: Rohan Murdock (20-1) vs Apti Ustarkhanov (15-2-3)
126 LBS 10 RDS: Nathaniel May (18-1) vs Aelio Mesquita (16-0)
HVY 8 RDS: Alex Leapai (31-7-3) vs Roger Izonritei (12-6)
130 LBS 8 RDS: Paul Fleming (24-0) vs Vergil Puton (17-8)
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