Mon, Dec 11, 2:22pm by Head Editor
164 days after producing one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing in this country, when he defeated Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision, Australia’s Jeff Horn will defend the title he won on that occasion, when he takes on Brit Gary Corcoran on Wednesday night.
The result on the first Sunday in July came as a huge surprise, with Horn saluting at the huge odds of $5, but it is his opponent, the fourth-ranked Corcoran, who will head into this one, at around the same odds.
As of Monday afternoon, the Londoner was listed as a $5 shot with Sportsbet, while the third-ranked local is assessed as a $1.18 chance to defend the WBO Welterweight World Title.
This bout only came about because the Aussie was unable to secure a rematch with the Pac-man, who is one of the best fighters the world has seen, but make no mistake, this one will be a tight affair.
The tale of the tape is almost identical for these two men, they’ve each won 17 of their 18 fights, the Brit has tasted defeat once, while the Hornet remains undefeated, with one draw to his name. Corcoran has seven knockouts to his name, and Horn has 11.
In the method of victory market, Horn is $2.30 to win via points or decision, just behind the $2.10 on offer for the Queenslander to win via KO or TKO. You can get $9.50 for Corcoran to win via either of those markets, while $26 is on offer for a draw.
Just as he did in the 12-round battle against Pacquiao, the 27-year-old will have the crowd on his side, when he once again laces up the gloves, in his hometown of Brisbane, Queensland, and while the head to head odds are far too short for the win, he should be able to get the job done.
Both of these fighters will be looking to employ an aggressive style, so I’ll be having a play at the fight not going the distance, at $1.67.
Suggested Bet: Fight to not last the distance: $1.67
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