The reigning World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jeff Horn makes his first title defense on Wednesday December 13. The Australian fighter claimed the belt against the one and only Manny Pacquiao of Philippines early July.
Highly anticipating to keep the belt and face the legend in the rematch next year, “The Hornet” takes on England’s Gary Corcoran in a 12-round championship clash, defending the belt. The bout headlines “Battle of Brisbane 2”, held at Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event airs live on Main Event from 7:30 PM (AEDT).
The announced undercard features five bouts. Among the contests Australian Rohan Murdock takes on Russian Apti Ustarkhanov. The pair battles out for WBO Oriental Sup’ middleweight title.
Also on the card, Australian super featherweight Paul Fleming goes up against Filipino Vergil Puton. In addition, the representative of the country-host Shannon O’Connell takes on Hungarian bantamweight Kleopatra Tolnai.
Heavyweight Alex Leapai battles out against Roger Izonritei, while Leonardo Zappavigna meets Nestor Faccio Cordozo at catch weight. The lineup can be found below.
Battle of Brisbane 2
Welterweight Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran
Middleweight Rohan Murdock vs. Apti Ustarkhanov
Super featherweight Paul Fleming vs. Vergil Puton
Bantamweight Shannon O’Connell vs. Kleopatra Tolnai
Heavyweight Alex Leapai vs. Roger Izonritei
Catchweight Leonardo Zappavigna vs. Nestor Faccio Cordozo