Jeff Horn beats Anthony Mundine with 1st round KO

first_imgLATEST STORIES The 43-year-old Mundine, who twice held the WBA super middleweight title, looked sluggish from the start. He took several heavy blows from the faster, stronger Horn before being floored with a left hook which slipped past his right glove.Mundine later said his “time’s up” as a boxer, ending an 18-year professional career which followed his successful career in rugby league.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“Jeff proved tonight he’s the better man,” Mundine said. “That’s the next generation man. I was ready. I was prepared well. It’s just boxing, you get caught sometimes.”The bout took on increased significance for Horn, the former WBO welterweight champion who suffered his first professional loss to American Terence Crawford in June. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Woods spared penalty because of high-tech video evidence Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I feel really, really strong at this weight,” Horn said. “I was expecting a hard fight. I’m happy to get it over and done quickly.”The non-title fight was a catchweight at 71 kilograms (156 pounds). Catchweight refers to a weight division which falls outside traditional weight classes but which both boxers agree on before the fight.Horn, 30, came into the fight with 18 wins in 19 fights, 12 by knockout. Mundine, a 43-year-old former rugby league player, had fought 56 times with 48 wins, 28 by knockout, and eight losses.Horn’s biggest and most controversial fight came on July 2, 2017 in the same Suncorp Stadium when he beat Manny Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title in a unanimous decision that many boxing commentators said should have been awarded to Pacquiao.Horn lost that title to Terence Crawford in Las Vegas in June. Before the fight against Mundine, Horn talked about trying to get a rematch with Crawford in Australia.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum FILE – LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Jeff Horn stands in the ring before his WBO welterweight title fight against Terence Crawford at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Crawford won by TKO in the ninth round. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFPBRISBANE, Australia — Australia’s Jeff Horn needed only 96 seconds to knock out veteran compatriot Anthony Mundine on Friday in their non-title catchweight bout at Suncorp Stadium.Horn was late to the pre-fight weigh-in because of Friday night traffic in Brisbane but made up for lost time with a swift first-round finish.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View commentslast_img

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