THE TRUE WEIGHT OF A MAN
ONE of the toughest men in the world says you don’t need to be arrogant to be a success. Ahead of the GQ Men of the Year awards in Sydney tonight, world champion boxer Jeff Horn said he hopes he is setting a good example for other men.
“My trainer taught me to be confident but not arrogant, to believe in myself but never to belittle anyone else,’’ Horn said yesterday. “Toughness and courage have nothing to do with how many tattoos you have or how much you swear.
“It’s about being resilient and having a strong inner belief, being able to carry out what you promise no matter the difficulties you face, and having respect for others.
“You don’t need to be arrogant or petulant or rude or obnoxious to be successful in sport or life in general. If you are decent, polite and dependable, people appreciate you even more.’’
Horn, who beat Manny Pacquiao for the world welterweight title, said he owes most of his success his wife Joanna, who is pregnant with their first child.
“Jo is the most important person in my life and I’m super excited about becoming a dad,” Horn said.
“(After beating Pacquiao) I knew there had been an even bigger factor in my success — it was that my beautiful wife always believed in me.’’
World champion boxer Jeff Horn yesterday.