Jeff Horn made history when he beat Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium earlier in the year and he will defend the WBO Welterweight Title for the first time against Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Thursday.
Corcoran may not be as a big a name as Pacquiao, but he is still a very dangerous fighter that has suffered defeat only once during his professional career.
Can Horn claim victory in another Battle Of Brisbane or will be suffer defeat in front of his home fans? We have analysed both fighters and our Battle Of Brisbane 2 tips can be found below.
Horn vs Corcoran Betting
Jeff Horn stamped himself as the real deal with his win over Manny Pacquiao and he is a dominant $1.14 favourite to maintain his unbeaten record when he faces Corcoran on Thursday.
Corcoran is currently priced at $5 to record what would be a very unpopular victory, while there is a juicy $26 available for the draw.
Horn to win by KO or TKO or Disqualification heads method of victory betting at a quote of $1.67 from Horn to win by Decision at $3.20, Corcoran To Win by KO or TKO or Disqualification @ $9 and Corcoran To Win By Decision @ $10.
Horn vs Corcoran Recent Form
Jeff Horn has won 17 of his 18 professional and the only blemish on his record is a draw with Rivan Cesaire in just his fourth professional bout.
There is no doubt that Horn took his career to another level when he beat Manny Pacquiao in the first Battle Of Brisbane and there is no telling how much confidence he could take from that incredible victory.
Gary Corcoran suffered the first defeat of his career when he was beaten by Liam Williams in Cardiff in 2016, but he has since bounced back to record wins over James Gorman and Larry Ekundayo this year.
His win over Ekundayo was not overly impressive and there is no doubt that he would need to improve on that performance significantly to have any chance of beating Horn.
This is another massive fight for Horn.
A win could lead to a potentially lucrative fight with the likes of Terence Crawford or Amir Khan, but a loss could see him lose all the momentum that he has built following his victory over Manny Pacquiao.
The big issue for Horn in the lead-up to this fight has been his struggle with his weight and his cut in the final 48 hours will be particularly brutal.
Corcoran is an aggressive fighter and he will definitely bring the fight to Horn in the early stages of this bout.
Horn not only showed his toughness during his win over Pacquiao, but he also showed just how fit he is – he was the fighter bringing the aggression in the final stages of that bout.
It would not surprise if there were a couple of nervous moments for Horn early, but his overall class, toughness and conditioning should prove too much for Corcoran in the final stages of this bout.
Horn vs Corcoran Tips
Horn has won 11 of his 18 fights by knockout and he has stopped his rivals in three of his past four wins over Randall Bailey, Rico Mueller and Ali Funeka.
Corcoran showed against Liam Williams that he is capable of being stopped and his aggressive boxing style will give Horn the chance to counter-punch.
I am of the opinion that Corcoran will have punched himself out by the eighth round and that will give Horn the opportunity to finish the fight – similar to how he did when he beat Randall Bailey.
Back Horn To Win By KO @ $1.67
Back Horn To Win In Rounds 9 To 12 @ $4.50