Jeff Horn retains belt in stunning victory against Gary Corcoran

Jeff Horn has cemented his place as one of the world’s top boxers following a convincing win over English challenger Gary Corcoran in the Battle of Brisbane 2.

Horn, who won the WBO World Welterweight Title by beating Manny Pacquiao in the Battle of Brisbane 1 in July, retained his belt by beating Corcoran by technical knockout in the 11th round in front of around 6500 people at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Battle of Brisbane again provided a boost for Brisbane’s economy with fans travelling to the city, staying in hotels, shopping, and eating at restaurants and bars.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk congratulated Jeff Horn on last night’s victory.

“Brisbane’s own Jeff Horn continues to prove why he’s still the world champion,” he said.

The match comes on the back of the recent Rugby League World Cup and the first Ashes Test, which contribute to a calendar of major events that inject in excess of $100 million to Brisbane’s economy.

“Battle of Brisbane 2 was the spectacular finale of a trifecta of Brisbane-based international sporting events and Jeff has brought home Australia’s third win against our British rivals.

“We are so proud to have the humble, hard-working and determined Jeff Horn representing Brisbane on the world stage.”

Battle of Brisbane 2 was made possible thanks to a partnership between the Queensland government through Tourism and Events Queensland, Brisbane City Council through Brisbane Marketing, and Duco Events.