Horn Battling To Make Weight For Corcoran
WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn admitted he was also struggling to make weight for the December 13th bout against Gary Corcoran in Brisbane.
With the fight days away, Horn has preemptively linked to lucrative bouts with Terence Crawford, ex-world champion Amir Khan and Anthony Mundine next year.
If Horn defeats the Brit, the 29-year-old is set to take on the highly-rated Crawford in Las Vegas in April.
Khan, currently on the UK TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here – has been rumored to attend next week’s fight.
Horn admitted he still getting used to the constant speculation since his life changed when he upset 11-time world champion Manny Pacquiao in July.
“It’s a distraction when you hear all these guys wanting to fight you but it happens all the time,” he said.
I will just get used to it, worry about Gary and whatever happens after that if I get past him.”
“There’s been a lot of awards nights and functions that I have had to attend but training always comes first and I am fit and ready for a hard 12-round fight.”
However, Horn admitted losing the last few pounds has not been easy..
“It’s coming down but it is always a difficult task,” Horn said.
“Sometimes I feel it just doesn’t want to come off like I want it to.”
“I am about to hit 30 and they say it sticks on you a bit more. Hopefully I feel good on fight day after I make the weight.”