Jeff Horn on the roof of Suncorp Stadium. Picture: Annette Dew
Jeff Horn on the roof of Suncorp Stadium. Picture: Annette Dew

Dummies’ guide to Horn-Mundine

IT'S Brisbane's fight event of the year, and we've got you covered with everything you need to know.

Who: Jeff Horn (18 wins, 1 loss, 1 technical draw) v Anthony Mundine (48 wins, 8 losses)

Horn is the bullied schoolboy whose fairytale rise to victory over Manny Pacquiao last year became the stuff of legend. He is 30.

Mundine is the trash-talking former NRL star with lightning-fast hands and attitude. He is 43.

Weight limit: 71kg (middleweight). Mundine faces huge penalties of more than $1 million if he weighs in 2kg more above the limit.

When: Tonight, gates open 4:30pm, main fight at 9:30pm

Where: Suncorp Stadium

Tickets: Available at Ticketek, priced from $29 for grandstand to $299 for floor seating. Family of four tickets from $77 to $393

How to get there: People with tickets can travel for free on trains and buses, and also catch shuttles from Brisbane City, Carindale, Chermside, Eight Mile Plains and The Gap until 7.10pm. For more information go to translink.com.au

What will the weather be like? Pack a raincoat - the weather bureau says there is a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening, with a top temperature of 29C.

TV: On Foxtel's Main Event from 6.30pm. $59.95 pay-per-view. Order from the My Foxtel app or mainevent.com.au

Duration: 12 rounds

Jeff Horn on the roof of Suncorp Stadium. Picture: Annette Dew
Jeff Horn on the roof of Suncorp Stadium. Picture: Annette Dew

 

 

 

Anthony Mundine is primed for the title fight.
Anthony Mundine is primed for the title fight.

 

What happens if Horn wins: He will likely have his next fight for a world title in a specially designed temporary arena on the beach at Surfers Paradise and count his winnings which could top $3 million.

What happens if Mundine wins: He will chase a big fight against a huge international name such as Manny Pacquiao or Canelo Alvarez. Much of Australia will groan, as he has played the villain in Australian sport for more than 20 years. In Queensland there is likely to be a day of mourning, as Horn is one of our most popular sportsmen

Styles: Horn is a heavy hitter, an aggressive pressure fighter who breaks opponents down with a relentless attack. Mundine is a slick defensive boxer with lightning-fast counterpunches who sets traps for the unwary.

Undercard:

Cameron Hammond (17-1) vs Frank Rojas (23-1)

Brent Rice (8-0) vs Liam Wilson (2-0)

Ben Mahoney (5-0) vs Adrian Rodriguez (11-1-2)

David Aloua (12-2) vs Kurtis Pegoraro (11-4)

Kye Mackenzie (20-1) vs Francis Chua (5-0-1)

Kori Farr (2-4-2) vs Krystina Jacobs (1-0)

Ben Horn (debut) vs Lachlan O'Shea (debut)

Youssef Dib (9-0) v Mark Ramirez (5-13-3)

Joseph Goodall (4-0) v Christian Ndzie Tsoye (3-1)

Ladbrokes Odds: Jeff Horn $1.17, Anthony Mundine $5.00

 

 

Anthony Mundine goes for the throat at yesterday’s weigh-in. Picture: Darren England/AAP
Anthony Mundine goes for the throat at yesterday’s weigh-in. Picture: Darren England/AAP

 

 

PUBS AND CLUBS SHOWING THE FIGHT IN BRISBANE

BRISBANE CBD

Victory Hotel - from 5pm

127 Edward St, Brisbane

Brunswick Hotel - from 6pm

569 Brunswick St, New Farm

Morrison Hotel

640 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

Australian National Hotel - from 6pm

867 Stanley St, Woolloongabba

Royal Exchange Hotel - from 5pm

10 High St, Toowong

NORTHSIDE VENUES

Breakfast Creek Hotel

2 Kingsford Smith Drive, Breakfast Creek

Newmarket Hotel

Cnr Enoggera and Newmarket Rd, Newmarket

Albion Hotel

300 Sandgate Rd, Albion

Alderley Arms Hotel

2 Samford Rd, Alderley

Edinburgh Castle Hotel

421 Gympie Rd, Kedron

Kedron Park Hotel

693 Lutwyche Rd, Kedron Park

Prince of Wales Hotel

1154 Sandgate Rd, Nundah

The Gap Tavern

21 Glenquarie Pl, The Gap

SOUTHSIDE VENUES

Stones Corner Hotel

346 Logan Rd, Stones Corner

Chardons Corner Hotel

688 Ipswich Rd, Annerley

Browns Plains Hotel

64 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains QLD 4118

Sunnybank Hotel

275 McCullough St, Sunnybank

Mount Gravatt Hotel

1315 Logan Rd, Mt Gravatt

Bellbowrie Tavern

5 Birkin Rd, Bellbowrie

EASTSIDE VENUES

Oxford 152

152 Oxford St, Bulimba

Hamilton Hotel

442 Kingsford Smith Drive, Hamilton

Fitzy's Loganholme

Bryants Rd and Pacific Highway, Loganholme

Nudgee Beach Hotel

Approach and Nudgee Rd, Nudgee

Oxley Tavern

146 Blunder Rd, Oxley



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