Horn Stays With Trainer, Eyes Return
Less than a month after he was knocked out by Michael Zerafa, former WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn is prepared to return to the ring, even if his family prefer he retire.
“If Jo (Horn’s wife) had her way there would be no more boxing,” Horn said in a conversation with Fox Sports and The Daily Telegraph.
“But this is my decision. My mum and all my family say they’d be extremely happy and proud if I gave it away. They keep saying I don’t need to do it. I’ve already set up my family so it’s not about the money. I know how I want to finish and it wasn’t the way the fight ended against Zerafa.”
Horn and his trainer Glenn Rushton were at odds in the fall out of his loss to Zerafa, with Rushton telling the media that Horn’s diet was less than stellar during training camp.
“I was frustrated with Glenn for bringing that up,” Horn said of Rushton admitting Horn ate junk food in preparation to fight at middleweight. “It wasn’t something that should have been broadcast publicly straight after the fight.
“But I admit I let myself down. I wasn’t training as hard or I wasn’t as hungry as I was before the (Manny) Pacquiao fight.”
“My timing wasn’t right and I’ve apologized to Jeff,” Rushton said, “What I meant to say was that Jeff didn’t pay as much attention to his diet.
“Because he was going up to middleweight, he knew he could eat pretty much whatever he wanted.
“That doesn’t mean you should eat wrong foods. You’ve got to have good fuel in your body.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene