|Real name||Jeffrey Horn|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Reach||68 in (173 cm)|
February 4, 1988 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Wins by KO||11|
Jeff Horn (born 4 February 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland) is a professional Australian boxer who competed at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku and was selected for the 2012 Summer Olympics in the light welterweight division. He has won both the IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight Title and the WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Title. His first professional bout was against Jody Allen in March 2013.
Amateur boxing career
A relative newcomer to the sport, Horn won his first Australian title in 2009 and repeated the feat in 2011. He went on to win a silver medal at the Gee-Bee Tournament in Helsinki and compete at the 2011 World Championships where he lost to eventual champion Everton Lopes in the second round. In 2012, he picked up his third Australian title and first Oceania title to earn a spot at the London Olympics.
London Olympics 2012
Men's Light Welter (64 kg)
- Round of 32 (1st Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (19) def Gilbert Choombe, Zambia (5)
- Round of 16 (2nd Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (17) def Abderrazak Houya, Tunisia (11)
- Quarterfinals (3rd Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (13) lost Denys Berinchyk, Ukraine (21)
Professional boxing career
Horn made his professional debut in Altona North, Victoria, Australia on March 1, 2013 winning a 2nd-round technical knockout. On April 27, 2016, Horn faced former two-division world champion Randall Bailey. After dropping Bailey in the second round, Horn was knocked down in the third round. Horn won by TKO after Bailey refused to get up from his corner before Round 8. On October 21, 2016, Horn fought Rico Mueller, and defeated the German by TKO in Round 9. After the fight, the World Boxing Organization ranked him the #2 welterweight in the world. On December 10, 2016, Horn faced former IBO welterweight champion Ali Funeka, whom he stopped in the sixth round. With Top Rank promoter Bob Arum in attendance, his win set up a potential showdown with eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao vs. Horn
Horn signed up to face WBO Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao on April 23, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia. The announcement of the fight was met with relative surprise and disappointment due to Horn's limited exposure on the world stage which led Pacquiao to comment "I don't know who Jeff Horn is". A tweet February 12 by Pacquiao complicated negotiations when he said that he planned to fight in the United Arab Emirates. On February 26, Pacquiao and Amir Khan announced that they had reached an agreement to fight, leaving Horn without an opponent. On March 7, the Khan fight was called off, and on April 5, a deal for the Pacquiao-Horn fight was reached. A press conference on April 10 signaled the confirmation of the fight, scheduled for July 2, 2017 in the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Professional boxing record
|Professional record summary|
|17 fights||16 wins||0 losses|
|N/A||N/A||Manny Pacquiao||N/A||– (12)||2017-07-02||Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland||For WBO welterweight title.|
|Win||16–0-1||Ali Funeka||TKO||6 (10)||2016-12-10||Vector Arena, Auckland||Retained WBO Inter-Continental title.|
|Win||15–0-1||Rico Mueller||TKO||9 (12)||2016-10-21||Sleeman Sports Complex - Theatre , Chandler, Queensland||Retained IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight title.|
|Win||14–0-1||Randall Bailey||RTD||7 (12)||2016-04-27||Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland||Retained WBO Oriental & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
Won WBO Inter-Continental title.
|Win||13–0-1||Ahmed El Mousaoui||UD||10||2015-12-05||Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, Waikato||Retained WBO Oriental & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.|
|Win||12–0-1||Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco||UD||10||2015-10-15||Trusts Stadium, Henderson, Auckland||Won interim WBA Oceania Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental, PABA & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
|Win||11–0-1||Viktor Plotnykov||TD||7 (10)||2015-08-01||Stadium Southland, Invercargill, Southland||Retained WBO Oriental, WBA Pan African, PABA & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.|
|Win||10–0-1||Richmond Djarbeng||TKO||3 (12)||2015-06-13||Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, Manawatu||Won WBA Pan African Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental & PABA Welterweight titles.
|Win||9–0-1||Robson Assis||KO||5 (10)||2014-12-06||Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, Waikato||Retained WBO Oriental & PABA Welterweight titles.|
|Win||8–0-1||Fernando Ferreira da Silva||UD||12||2014-07-05||Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland||Won PABA Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental Welterweight title.
|Win||7–0-1||Rivan Cesaire||TKO||9 (12)||2014-03-19||Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Broadbeach Queensland, Australia||Won WBO Oriental Welterweight title.|
|Win||6–0-1||Naoufel Ben Rabeh||UD||6||2013-12-06||Metro City, Northbridge Western Australia, Australia|
|Win||5–0-1||Aswin Cabuy||TKO||2 (8)||2013-11-16||Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||4–0-1||Samuel Colomban||KO||1 (10)||2013-09-12||The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia||Won Australian Welterweight title.|
|Draw||3–0-1||Rivan Cesaire||TD||3 (8)||2013-08-08||Southport RSL Club, Southport, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||3–0||Nuengsiam Kiatsongsang||TKO||1 (4)||2013-05-09||Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia|
|Win||2–0||Torin Rophia||KO||1 (6)||2013-04-27||Fortitude Stadium, Newstead Queensland, Australia|
|Win||1–0||Jody Allen||TKO||2 (4)||2013-03-01||Grand Star Receptions, Altona North, Victoria, Australia||Professional Debut.|
Horn's dad, Jeff Horn Sr, is a builder. His mum, Liza Dykstra, works for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. His grandfather was Ray Horn, who put on exhibition matoutback Queensland outback in the 1930s. He also worked as a teacher at a school in Brisbane.
- "London 2012 - Jeffrey Horn". Australian Olympic Team. 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
- "London 2012 - Results". 2012-08-05.
- "The schoolteacher about to fight Manny Pacquiao". BBC News. 17 June 2017.