The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - CONFIDENTIAL -

EVEN as he stepped into the ring with WBO wel­ter­weight cham­pion

Jeff Horn, Karl Ste­fanovic’s

thoughts turned to his fi­ancee

Jas­mine Yar­brough.

The show host was filmed “go­ing a few rounds” with Horn in the gym be­hind trainer

Bris­bane man­sion for a seg­ment that will air on the show to­mor­row.

“My part­ner is very con­cerned about me jump­ing in the ring,” he told Con­fi­den­tial on set.

Rush­ton’s Glenn

”There are some things that h are in­tol­er­a­ble in a re­la­tion­ship and this is prob­a­bly the biggest one – me em­bar­rass­ing a world cham­pion, she doesn’t want me to do that. It might be tough for her to watch me knock out a world cham­pion.”

Speak­ing for the first time since his en­gage­ment to the Mara & Mine en­tre­pre­neur was made pub­lic, Ste­fanovic said he didn’t want to go into de­tail about the happy news.

“It’s one thing to be seen around town and stuff (wear­ing the ring) but this th (speak­ing about it) is an­other thing – some things are OK to keep pri­vate,” he said.

“There’s got to be some time here that we have to en­joy to our­selves and with our fam­ily.”

While he said the cou­ple would con­sider open­ing up about it in “due course”, he shot down ru­mours the pair had planned a paid “me­dia deal”.

“That’s com­pletely ridicu­lous – as if I would ever do a me­dia deal with any of the mag­a­zines that have made my life hell,” he said. He said he un­der­stood the pub­lic in­ter­est “comes with the ter­ri­tory” but he and Yar­brough wanted to main­tain “some level of pri­vacy”. Ste­fanovic’s ex-wife

re­cently told Fair­fax Me­dia “his en­gage­ment doesn’t reg­is­ter with me on any level”.

“I am just fo­cused on help­ing those af­fected by the ever-chang­ing land­scape of my ex-hus­band’s life, to nav­i­gate it,” she told the pub­li­ca­tion.

Thor­burn Cas­san­dra

Ste­fanovic donned a pink bathrobe with the words “mother of the bride” em­bla­zoned on the back for his bout with Horn, dub­bing him­self “The Pink Flamingo”.

“Jeff is a great Aus­tralian and more im­por­tantly a great Queens­lan­der and ev­ery now and then it’s good to go head-to-head with other great Queenslanders to keep him on the straight and nar­row,” Ste­fanovic joked. SEE STE­FANOVIC AND HORN ON THE TO­DAY SHOW TO­MOR­ROW

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