Jeff Horn is an Australian professional boxer. His real name is Jeffrey Christopher Horn Jr. Born on 4 February 1988. Now he is 30 years old man. Horn lives in Brisbane and his father, Jeff Horn Sr., is a builder. Horn’s mother, Liza Dykstra, works for the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. His grandfather, Ray Horn, fought in exhibition boxing matches in the Queensland outback during the 1930s. His second cousin is Graham Quirk, the incumbent Lord Mayor of Brisbane. Jeff Horn completed his Bachelor of Education degree from Griffith University and formerly worked as a physical education teacher for Pallara State School in Brisbane.
Jeff Horn boxing career
Horn’s rise up the ranks in professional boxing came through results born from initial unorthodox necessity as opposed to a burning desire to be champion of the world. It began when the 12-year-old Horn became the subject of intense bullying as a Brisbane schoolboy.
Jeff Horn’s boxing alias name is “The Hornet”. He held the WBO welterweight title from 2017 to 2018. However, Jeff Horn started his boxing carrier from 2013 and the fight was with Jody Allen on 1st March. In this debut match, he won his first trophy against Jody Allen and later he didn’t lose a match except one against Terence Crawford. Horn won the Queensland state title in just his second fight before going on to record three straight national titles between 2009 and 2011. He then reached the quarterfinals at the 2012 London Olympics as a light-welterweight while he was studying for his education degree
At a glance, JEFF HORN
- Birthname – Jeffrey Christopher Horn
- Alias – The Hornet
- Born – 1988-02-04 / age 30
- Nationality – Australia
- Debut – 2013-03-01
- Division – welterweight
- Stance – Orthodox
- Height – 5′ 9″ / 175cm
- Reach – 68″ / 173cm
- Residence – Acacia Ridge, Queensland, Australia
- Birthplace – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
- Manager/agent – Glenn Rushton
Horn played total 20 matches and he remains unbeaten in 19 professional fights, the blemish on his record, a draw and a loss, coming in his fourth bout against Melburnian Rivan Cesaire and his 20th bout American Terence Crawford. He righted that wrong four fights and seven months later when he stopped Cesaire to win the vacant WBO Oriental welterweight title. He continued to build his record and his reputation with a string of title fights, and he impressed against American former WBO light-welterweight and IBF welterweight champion Randall “The Knock-Out King” Bailey, winning by a referee’s technical decision in the seventh round of their clash in Brisbane.
Jeff Horn played against 20 boxers,s and they are (1) New Zealander Kiwi Jody Allen (2) New Zealander Kiwi Torin Rophia (3) Thailander Nuengsiam Kiatsongsang (4) Australian Rivan Cesaire (5) Australian Samuel Colomban (6) Australian Aswin Cabuy (7) Tunisian Naoufel Ben Rabah (8) Australian Rivan Cesaire (9) Brazilian Fernando Ferreira da Silva (10) Brazilian Robson Assis (11) Ghana’s Richmond Djarbeng (12) Ukrainian Viktor Plotnikov (13) Argentine Alfredo Rodolfo Blanco (14) France Ahmed El Mousaoui (15) American Randall Bailey (16) Germany Rico Mueller (17) South African Ali Funeka (18) The Philippines Manny Pacquiao (19) United Kingdom (UK) or Britain Gary Corcoran (20) American Terence Crawford.
Horn is now finishing preparations for what is not only the biggest day of his career but also the most significant of his life. The fight with Mundine will take place in front of his home crowd at Brisbane’s 52,500 capacity Suncorp Stadium, and Horn admits he still has to pinch himself.