Award for Horn

The Timaru Herald - - SPORT -

Jeff Horn’s stun­ning up­set vic­tory over Filipino leg­end Manny Pac­quiao has made him the first boxer to win ‘The Don’ Award as the ath­lete to have most in­spired Aus­tralia in 2017. Horn claimed the WBO wel­ter­weight ti­tle with a unan­i­mous points win over Pac­quiao in July in Bris­bane. Horn will an­nounce his next fight in the com­ing days, with a likely ti­tle de­fence against English­man Gary Cor­co­ran in De­cem­ber in Bris­bane. He told the an­nual Sport Aus­tralia Hall of Fame func­tion on Thurs­day night in Mel­bourne that win­ning ‘The Don’ was a ca­reer high­light. The other fi­nal­ists for ‘the Don’ were 100m hur­dler Sally Pear­son, the Aus­tralian women’s foot­ball team, swim­mer Emily See­bohm, surfer Tyler Wright, AFLW star Erin Phillips and rugby league cham­pion Johnathan Thurston. The award is named af­ter crick­eter Sir Don­ald Brad­man.

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