Boxing: Jeff Horn Beats Gary Corcoran by TKO, Defends Welterweight World Title

Jeff Horn has defeated Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night in Brisbane, successfully defending his WBO welterweight world title.

The 29-year-old won through a technical knockout in the 11th round, as Corcoran threw in the towel following a cut near his left eye.

“Too many cuts, couldn’t see the shots coming,” the 27-year-old Corcoran said. “Fair play to Jeff, he’s a good fighter but I’ll be back, I’ll learn from it and come again.”

“He pushed me all the way… I felt my timing was a bit off but I managed to get him out of there in the end,” said Horn.

It was Horn’s first fight after the July bout against Manny Pacquiao, which ended in a controversial note as scorers ruled in favour of the Australian despite some observers’ belief that he landed far less punches.