Jeff Horn Biography
Jeff Horn is an Australian professional boxer who held the WBO welterweight title from 2017-2018. He represented Australia in the 2012 Olympics as an armature and he reached the quarterfinals, light-welterweight division.
Jeff Horn Age
He was born on February 4, 1988, in Brisbane, Australia as Jeffrey Christopher Horn Jr. He is 31 years.
Jeff Horn Wife | Kid
He married Joanna Horn in September 2014, and they have a daughter together Isabelle Kate Horn born in 2017.
Jeff Horn Height | Weight
He weighs 140 lbs and stands on a height of 5 ft 9 in.
Jeff Horn Amature boxing career
In 2009, he won his first Australian title. In 2011, he again won the Australian title for the second time. He later won a silver medal at the Gee-Bee Tournament in Helsinki and competed at the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku where he lost to eventual champion Everton Lopes in the second round. In 2012, he won his third t Australian title and earned the first Oceania title to earn a spot at the London Olympics.
Jeff Horn Professional boxing Career
On 1 March 2013, he made his professional debut in Altona North, Victoria, Australia where he won by 2nd-round technical knockout. He outpointed two-time world title challenger and former IBF no.1 contender Naoufel Ben Rabah of Tunisia, in his seventh professional bout.
He faced former two-division world champion, Randall Bailey, on 27 April 2016. He managed to drop Bailey in the second round but was later knocked down in the third round. After Bailey refused to get up from his corner before round 8 Horn won by a TOK.
On 21 October 2016, he faced Rico Muller from German and defeated him by a TOK in the 9th round. After the fight with Rico, he was named as the #2 welterweight in the world by the World Boxing Organization. On 10 December 2016, he faced Ali Funeka whom he stopped in round 6 and his win set up a potential showdown with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Jeff Horn Vs Pacquiao Fight
On 23 April 2017, he signed to fight against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane, Australia and on 2 July 2017, they fought at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. He won the match by a unanimous decision after 12 rounds. CompuBox stats showed that Pacquiao landed 182 out of 573 punches thrown (32%), whilst Horn landed only 92 of 625 thrown (15%). But the majority of the media ruled in favor of Pacquiao.
The fight was later repeated and Horn won the fight after winning seven rounds, and Pacquiao winning five.
Jeff Horn Title defense
He was to have a rematch with Pacquiao but the match was delayed and on 13 December 2017, he made a voluntary defense against Gary Corcoran. He defeated Gary in the eleventh round and retained the title via TKO. On 9 June 2018, he challenged Terence Crawford for the WBO welterweight title. In the ninth round, Crawford defeated him via technical knockout becoming the new WBO welterweight champion.
Jeff Horn Net worth
He has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Jeff Horn Awards and Honors
- October 2017 – Sports Australia Hall of Fame Don Award, recognizing the sporting. achievement of the year which has inspired the people of Australia.
- November 2017 – Queensland Sports Star of the Year.
- December 2017 – Sporting Moment of The Year at the Australian Institute of Sports Awards.
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