Former WBO Welterweight world champion Jeff Horn scored a devastating first round knockout over former IBO Middleweight world champion Anthony Mundine on Friday night at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. Horn, who was returning to the ring following losing his Welterweight crown to Terence Crawford in June of this year, also returned to the site where he defeated future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao on July of last year.
Unlike the decision victory he scored over Pacquiao, which some saw as controversial, Horn, now fighting in the 160lb. Middleweight division almost immediately saw his opening and took full advantage. Horn started the fight by immediately putting pressure on the forty-three year old Mundine. A mix of body punches and a flush overhand right put Mundine on the defensive. The end came when Horn landed a flush left hook to the chin of Mundine sending the former world champion down and out on the canvas. Official time of the stoppage was 1:36 of round one.
Jeff Horn advances to 19-1-1, with 13 Knockouts. Anthony Mundine falls to 48-9, with with 28 Knockouts.
In other bouts:
Liam Wilson (3-0, 2 Knockouts) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Brent Rice (8-1, 2 Knockouts) to win the Australian Jr. Lightweight championship
Welterweight Cameron Hammond (18-1, 9 Knockouts) scored a ten round unanimous decision over Frank Rojas (23-2, 22 Knockouts)
Middleweight Ben Mahoney (6-0, 2 Knockouts) scored a five round unanimous decision over Adrian Rodriguez (11-2-2, 5 Knockouts)
In an upset, undefeated prospect Francis Chua (6-0-1, 2 Knockouts) scored a six round split decision over WBO number two rated Lightweight contender Kye Mackenzie (20-2, 17 Knockouts)
In the Women’s Featherweight division, Kori Farr (3-4-2, 0 Knockouts scored a four round unanimous decision over Krystina Jacobs (1-1, 0 Knockouts)
Jr. Middleweight Lachlan O’Shea (1-0, 0 Knockouts) successfully made his professional debut by scoring a four round split decision over the also debuting Ben Horn (0-1, 0 Knockouts)
Undefeated Welterweight Youssef Dib (10-0, 4 Knockouts) scored a four round unanimous decision over Mark Ramirez (5-14-3, 1 Knockout)
Undefeated Heavyweight (Joseph Goodall (5-0, 4 Knockouts) scored a four round unanimous decision over Christian Tsoye (3-2, 2 Knockouts)
Cruiserweight Kurtis Pegoraro (12-4, 1 Knockout) scored a four round unanimous decision over David Aloua (12-3, 8 Knockouts)
A special feature column that in part will discuss Jeff Horn’s future options is in the works and will be released on Thursday, December 6th. Stay tuned. “And That’s The Boxing Truth.”
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