Jeff Horn

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Jeff Horn
Real name Jeffrey Horn
Nickname(s) The Hornet
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Reach 68 in (173 cm)
Nationality Australian
Born (1988-02-04) February 4, 1988 (age 29)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 17
Wins 16
Wins by KO 11
Losses 0
Draws 1

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.[1] 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[edit]

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[edit]


Men's Light Welter (64 kg)[2]

  1. Round of 32 (1st Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (19) def Gilbert Choombe, Zambia (5)
  2. Round of 16 (2nd Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (17) def Abderrazak Houya, Tunisia (11)
  3. Quarterfinals (3rd Match): Jeff Horn, Australia (13) lost Denys Berinchyk, Ukraine (21)

Professional boxing career[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Professional record summary
17 fights 16 wins 0 losses
By knockout 11 0
By decision 5 0
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
N/A N/A Philippines Manny Pacquiao N/A – (12) 2017-07-02 Australia Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland For WBO welterweight title.
Win 16–0-1 South Africa Ali Funeka TKO 6 (10) 2016-12-10 New Zealand Vector Arena, Auckland Retained WBO Inter-Continental title.
Win 15–0-1 Germany Rico Mueller TKO 9 (12) 2016-10-21 Australia Sleeman Sports Complex - Theatre , Chandler, Queensland Retained IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight title.
Win 14–0-1 United States Randall Bailey RTD 7 (12) 2016-04-27 Australia Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Queensland Retained WBO Oriental & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
Won WBO Inter-Continental title.
Win 13–0-1 France Ahmed El Mousaoui UD 10 2015-12-05 New Zealand Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, Waikato Retained WBO Oriental & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
Win 12–0-1 Argentina Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco UD 10 2015-10-15 New Zealand Trusts Stadium, Henderson, Auckland Won interim WBA Oceania Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental, PABA & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
Win 11–0-1 Ukraine Viktor Plotnykov TD 7 (10) 2015-08-01 New Zealand Stadium Southland, Invercargill, Southland Retained WBO Oriental, WBA Pan African, PABA & IBF Inter-Continental Welterweight titles.
Win 10–0-1 Ghana Richmond Djarbeng TKO 3 (12) 2015-06-13 New Zealand Arena Manawatu, Palmerston North, Manawatu Won WBA Pan African Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental & PABA Welterweight titles.
Win 9–0-1 Brazil Robson Assis KO 5 (10) 2014-12-06 New Zealand Claudelands Arena, Hamilton, Waikato Retained WBO Oriental & PABA Welterweight titles.
Win 8–0-1 Brazil Fernando Ferreira da Silva UD 12 2014-07-05 New Zealand Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau, Auckland Won PABA Welterweight title.
Retained WBO Oriental Welterweight title.
Win 7–0-1 Australia Rivan Cesaire TKO 9 (12) 2014-03-19 Australia Jupiters Hotel and Casino, Broadbeach Queensland, Australia Won WBO Oriental Welterweight title.
Win 6–0-1 Australia Naoufel Ben Rabeh UD 6 2013-12-06 Australia Metro City, Northbridge Western Australia, Australia
Win 5–0-1 Australia Aswin Cabuy TKO 2 (8) 2013-11-16 Australia Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Win 4–0-1 Australia Samuel Colomban KO 1 (10) 2013-09-12 Australia The Melbourne Pavilion, Flemington, Victoria, Australia Won Australian Welterweight title.
Draw 3–0-1 Australia Rivan Cesaire TD 3 (8) 2013-08-08 Australia Southport RSL Club, Southport, Queensland, Australia
Win 3–0 Thailand Nuengsiam Kiatsongsang TKO 1 (4) 2013-05-09 Australia Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Win 2–0 New Zealand Torin Rophia KO 1 (6) 2013-04-27 Australia Fortitude Stadium, Newstead Queensland, Australia
Win 1–0 New Zealand Jody Allen TKO 2 (4) 2013-03-01 Australia Grand Star Receptions, Altona North, Victoria, Australia Professional Debut.

Personal life[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ "London 2012 - Jeffrey Horn". Australian Olympic Team. 2012-05-05. Retrieved 2012-05-05. 
  2. ^ "London 2012 - Results". 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ "The schoolteacher about to fight Manny Pacquiao". BBC News. 17 June 2017. 

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