BRISBANE — Jeff Horn will defend his welterweight title against England’s Gary Corcoran in Brisbane on December 13.
News Corp Australia reported that the world champion boxer had locked in a two-fight deal with the State Government and Brisbane City Council that may then see him take on the UFC’s Conor McGregor.
The Irishman had his first professional boxing bout back in August when he was stopped in the eighth round by Floyd Mayweather in a fight thought to have earned the combatants more than $A300 million between them.
For Horn, the Corcoran bout will be his first since a points decision win over Manny Pacquiao back in July.
“He’s a dangerous guy. I know what it’s like to be a determined underdog just like he is going into this fight,” Horn told News Corp of Corcoran.
“This is his golden opportunity to do what I did against Pacquiao but there are millions of dollars on offer for me with big fights in 2018 so I can’t let this guy come to my home town and wreck all my good work.”
The fight will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre.
The Wednesday night fixture is thought to be most beneficial for pay television earnings.