Battle of Brisbane 2 is just two weeks away
MAIN EVENT Wednesday, December 13 at 7.30pm AEDT
Jeff “The Hornet” Horn will defend his WBO World Welterweight title for the first time since defeating Manny Pacquiao in July when he takes on Englishman Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran in the ‘Battle of Brisbane 2’ on December 13.
The international match-up is evenly poised with Corcoran boasting 17 wins and just the one loss, while Horn has also secured 17 victories and a draw on his way to the title.
An aggressive and destructive fighter, the Hellraiser will put the Hornet’s sting to the test. Corcoran’s no-frills boxing style has evolved from his tough upbringing and the 27-year-old is hell-bent on taking the WBO title back to his "traveller" community in south London.
This massive night of exceptional boxing on Foxtel’s MAIN EVENT will be hosted by Eddie McGuire who will be joined by panellists FOX LEAGUE’s Paul Kent and former World Champion boxer Barry Michael, with MAIN EVENT’s Ben Damon providing behind-the-scenes reporting.
Ahead of the Horn v Corcoran main event, December 13’s impressive card* also features:
Bout 1: Nestor Faccio Cordozo (Uruguay) vs Leonardo “Lenny” Zappavigna (AUS)Catchweight | 8 x 3 minute rounds
Bout 2: Roger Izonritei (WA, AUS) vs Alex Leapai (QLD, AUS)Heavyweight | 8 x 3 minute rounds
Bout 3: Kleopatra Tolnai (Hungary) vs Shannon O’Connell (QLD, AUS)Bantamweight | 8 x 2 minute rounds
Bout 4: Vergil Puton (Philippines) vs Paul Fleming (NSW, AUS)Super Featherweight | 6 x 3 minute rounds
Bout 5: Apti Ustarkhanov (Russia) vs Rohan Murdock (QLD, AUS)Middleweight | 10 x 3 minute roundsWBO Oriental Sup’ Middleweight Title
Bout 6: Aelio Mesquita (Brazil) vs Nathaniel May (WA, AUS) Featherweight | 12 x 3 minute rounds IBF International Featherweight Title
Bout 7: Main Event – Gary Corcoran (UK) vs Jeff Horn (QLD, AUS) Welterweight | 12 x 3 minute rounds WBO Welterweight World Title
Horn v Corcoran undercards are LIVE from 5.15pm – 7.30pm AEDT on FOX SPORTS More channel 507 then exclusively on MAIN EVENT from 7.30pm AEDT
The man who is synonymous with international boxing, celebrated American ring announcer Michael Buffer, will bring his famed catch phrase “Let’s get ready to rumble” to announce the main four fights.
Colonel Bob Sheridan – who called the historic upset of Pacquaio v Horn at Suncorp Stadium – returns to Brisbane to call the card with Ted Cofie.
Colonel Bob Sheridan has called more than 10,000 fights, including epic bouts like “The Rumble in the Jungle” between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in Zaire in 1974, “The Thrilla in Manila”, the third and final match between Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975, and the infamous Mike Tyson ear bite fight with Evander Holyfield in 1997.
Ted Cofie was born in Ghana and grew up in England. A former boxer he won the vacant IBO Cruiserweight World Title in 1995. As an accomplished and well respected special comments commentator and a student of the art of boxing, Cofie called the Mundine v Green II fight in Adelaide on Main Event among other events in recent years.
Horn vs Corcoran
Wednesday, December 13 at 7.30pm AEDT
Foxtel’s MAIN EVENT channel 521
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