Brisbane - Australian Jeff Horn retained his World Boxing Organisation
(WBO) welterweight title with an 11th round technical knockout win over
English challenger Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on Wednesday.
in his first title defence since he upset Philippine boxing hero Manny
Pacquiao in Brisbane in July this year, finished strongly to batter
Corcoran and force the decision.
Horn is now in line to face the undefeated American Terence Crawford (32 wins in 32 fights) in Las Vegas in April.
about Crawford, Horn said: "It's a big possibility. If that is what
everyone wants to see, I guess that is what is going to happen."
The win took Horn's career record to 18 wins, 12 by KO, with one draw.
"I felt my timing was a bit off but I got him in the end. He definitely pushed me in there," Horn said.
"We both had cuts over our eyes and I was just trying to wear him down."
corner threw in the towel in the 11th round after the Englishman had
endured a savage beating from Horn, leaving his face a bloodied mess.
boxer Amir Khan is another who has designs on Horn's world title belt
and was ringside on Wednesday with a potential fight between the two
Horn, who reached the quarter-finals of the
light-welterweight division at the 2012 Olympic Games, has never lost a
Corcoran slugged it out with Horn up until the
middle stages of the scheduled 12 rounds, but the Australian's superior
stamina and punching power won him the closing rounds leading to the
"Just too many cuts, I couldn't see the shots coming," Corcoran said.
"Fair play to Jeff, he's a good fighter. I'll be back, I'll learn from it."
Horn was well ahead on the three judges' scorecards when the fight was stopped with Corcoran cut and bleeding badly.