Exclusive: Gary Corcoran Reacts To Painful Jeff Horn World Title Defeat

Gary Corcoran reacts to his world title loss last week as we caught up with him to speak all things Jeff Horn and what the plan is moving forward.

Ultimately the fight was stopped by TKO in a fight full of cuts.

But Gary Corcoran gave an excellent account of himself and we wanted to know how the UK man is feeling just a week or so on, with the defeat still so raw and fresh in his mind since getting back from Australia.

How did you rate Horn after being in there with him?

“He’s not bad, but I didn’t do what I was supposed to do, I froze a bit on that stage and didn’t turn up. He is a good fighter but he’s there to be beat. I didn’t box my best and still gave him a good fight, know what I mean.”

What did you make of the scorecards been so heavily in his favour at the time the contest with stopped?

“It’s scandalous, very bad judging. I’ve heard the scorecards, but I would have had to have knocked him out to get the win, but they would’ve stood him up and still raised his arm. Cheating like that, they shouldn’t be doing that, it’s a disgrace, really.”

Is there anything different you would have done in the fight?

“Listen to my trainers. I never listened one bit! They told me to box and use my jab, but I just didn’t listen.”

What is the plan for 2018?

“I want a little warm up fight early next year, then European or British title. If Bradley Skeete doesn’t get the European shot, then give me it. I’ll see what me options are available, just got to wait and see what they’ve got for me.”

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