Horn Vs Corcoran to air on Main Event in December

Are you ready to rumble on Main Event in December?

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’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 rounds
WBO 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.

To order the Horn vs Corcoran fight visit www.mainevent.com.au