Now the pressure mounts with Horn’s first title defence against English boxer Gary Corcoran, a legitimate contender that will come out aggressively, and you need not miss a minute when watching it on Pay TV, as well as using the available options to follow the key moments live online.
Horn vs Corcoran Preview
This has the makings of such an intriguing fight. Both are high up in the WBO rankings, with Horn at 3 and Corcoran at 4. Both men have had 18 professional fights, with 17 wins also next to their name, with Horn drawing once and Corcoran suffering the one defeat. The very interesting fact is the method of victory. Corcoran has won seven of his fights by KO while horn has won with the same method 11 times, so that is brutal punching from both men and they will come out swinging looking to end this early, so it could well be survival of the fittest.
When: Wednesday, 13 Dec from 5.10pm (AEDT)
Where: Brisbane Convention Centre, QLD
Survival of the fittest is a bit of an unknown for Horn. On one hand, he was unbelievable in the win over Pacquiao in the first Battle of Brisbane, because with a few rounds to go, he was absolutely gone and the ref was ready to call off the fight, but Horn somehow lifted, got his second wind and got the verdict via a points decision. On the flip side, he hadn’t made weight in week prior to the official weigh in. Is that a sign of arrogance or being too casual? Who knows, but Corcoran is certainly not taking this chance lightly. His recent form is very good, and he’ll be more than capable of taking the title if the Queenslander makes the mistake of looking past this opponent.
Battle of Brisbane II Live TV Guide
Preliminary Matches (Fox Sports: 5.10pm-7.30pm)
- Vergil Puton (Phillippines) v Paul Fleming (NSW) – super featherweight
- Alex Leapai (QLD) v Roger Izonritei (WA) – heavyweight
- Lenny Zappavigna (NSW) v Nestor Faccio Cordozo (Uruguay) -welterweight
Battle of Brisbane Undercard (Main Event from 7.30pm)
- Shannon O’Connell (QLD) v Sumalee Tongpootorn (Thailand) – women’s bantamweight
- Apti Ustarkhanov (Russia) v Rohan Murdock (QLD) – WBO oriental super middleweight title
- Aelio Mesquita (Brazil) v Nathaniel May (WA) – IBF international featherweight title
Horn vs Cocoran (Main Event: approx 11pm start time)
- Jeff Horn (QLD) v Gary Corcoran (UK) – 12 rounds – WBO welterweight title
*Shown as Sydney time (AEDT), adjust for regional broadcasting differences.
Live TV and Online Options
If you live in the UK, you can watch Horn v Cororan Free to air on the Sky 437 channel. If you’re a resident of Australia you will need to subscribe to Horn vs Corcoran live on Main Event, available via Foxtel or Optus featuring Foxtel. Main Event can be accessed by clicking to call this Foxtel phone number.
If you wish to watch the Prelim fights live online, Foxtel Now currently have a 2 weeks free trial and the platform will be streaming the Battle of Brisbane 2 preliminaries (5.10pm – 7.30pm) via the Fox Sports 507 channel. There’s no-lock in contract, and the trial offers access to all Foxtel Now channel packs.