Sport Jeff Horn plays down concerns over weight cut

06:36  12 december  2017
06:36  12 december  2017 Source:   Sporting News

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Jeff Horn says concerns about his weight-cut are nothing to worry about ahead of his WBO welterweight title fight against Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Wednesday.

There have been worries that Horn wouldn't make the 147-pound limit in the lead-up to the first defence of the title he won from Manny Pacquiao in July.

Despite the worry, Horn says he's on track to make weight.

"There's always a little bit of rocks and roughness in the road, but we're ready for this fight," Horn told Fox News.

"There's always a battle to make weight. I always get there. I always do, it's just a matter of how I make it."

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A CUT over Jeff ’s Horn left eye that disrupted his training will be a huge bullseye for English challenger Gary Corcoran in what promises to be an ugly world title brawl at the Brisbane Convention Centre. All we want is a level playing field.”

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Horn also hit back at claims from Corcoran's camp that Horn was a dirty fighter who headbutts during fights.

"If they think I'm deliberately head butting, I don't get it. I'm the one getting cut on the face, and that's when the fight can get stopped - if there are cuts.

"I want it to be a level playing field as well. I don't think i'm getting any advantages."

Horn will take on Corcoran at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Wednesday night.

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Veteran Anthony Mundine has declared he will end world champion Jeff Horn’s ’10 minutes of fame’ if the former Brisbane school teacher agrees to a lucrative fight in 2018. Horn successfully defended his WBO World welterweight title against Englishman Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night with an 11th round TKO victory.The win leaves Horn with options as he weighs up a $2 million offer from Mundine, while a title defence against highly-rated American Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in April is also on the table.

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