Dan­ger­ous dou­ble act in Horn’s at­tack plan

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

GRANTLEE KIEZA JEFF Horn is us­ing two of Queens­land box­ing’s tough­est war­riors for spar­ring part­ners as he pre­pares for a vi­cious, sus­tained as­sault from world ti­tle chal­lenger Gary Cor­co­ran at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre on De­cem­ber 13.

He has been spar­ring with lo­cal pro Mark Gadaleta and ris­ing am­a­teur star Ja­cob Bo­bir as Cor­co­ran prom­ises a slugfest for the World Box­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tion wel­ter­weight ti­tle.

Horn will be in Queen St Mall from 10am today, sign­ing copies of his au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, The Hor­net, and said that he wel­comed a brief respite from his rig­or­ous train­ing sched­ule.

Gadaleta has been a long­time team­mate of Horn at trainer Glenn Rush­ton’s Stret­ton Box­ing Club, while Bo­bir is coached by Benny Har­ring­ton at the Pine Rivers PCYC, as part of a sta­ble that in­cludes seven Aus­tralian cham­pi­ons and the 2018 Com­mon­wealth Games hope Liam Wil­son.

Horn, who was joined by Miss World Aus­tralia 2015 Tess Alexan­der at Dundee Kim’s Yeronga gym yes­ter­day for a strength and con­di­tion­ing ses­sion, said his two spar­ring part­ners were do­ing their best to repli­cate the re­lent­less twofisted at­tacks of Cor­co­ran, a Lon­don gypsy.

“Mark and Ja­cob are both very ag­gres­sive, tough guys,’’ Horn said.

“I know Cor­co­ran will give me a hard phys­i­cal fight and I’m pre­par­ing for non-stop ac­tion.”

While Cor­co­ran rep­re­sents a clear and present dan­ger, big chal­lenges loom like storm clouds on Horn’s hori­zon.

Amer­i­can pro­moter Bob Arum has ma­noeu­vred his fighter Ter­ence Crawford into the manda­tory po­si­tion to chal­lenge Horn in March in Las Ve­gas.

FO­CUSED: Jeff Horn.

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