Horn and Corcoran make weight

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By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Jeff Horn 146.75 vs. Gary Corcoran 146.5
(WBO welterweight title)

Horn reportedly lost 9 pounds in the final 24 hours.

Venue: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Promoter: Duco Events/Top Rank
TV: ESPN

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Vasyl Lomachenko will ‘make a joke of’ Mikey Garcia and Jorge Linares, Bob Arum says

By Mike Coppinger

NEW YORK — Outside of his second pro fight, when Orlando Salido blew weight and fouled his way to a close decision victory, no one’s been able to hang with Vasyl Lomachenko.

He’s dominated the competition at 126 pounds as well as 130, and following his brilliant performance against Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday, it’s fair to wonder if there’s anyone out there who can beat Lomachenko, much less test him.

The two-time Olympic gold medalist will soon seek a title in a third weight class, possibly in his next outing. But his hall of fame promoter, Bob Arum, doesn’t foresee any challenges for Lomachenko there, either.

“He’ll take anybody,” Arum said. “He’ll go to 135 pounds and he’ll make a joke of (Jorge) Linares. He’ll make a joke of (Mikey) Garcia. They’re really good fighters, but this guy is super special. You’ve never seen anything like this.

“Maybe he’ll go to 140, I don’t know. He’s going to do this to everybody. We’ll be able to make the fights. With ESPN behind us we have plenty of money to offer for big fights. ESPN wants the best and this guy is the best.”

Linares is one of the best athletes in boxing, and a win over the Venezuelan would net Lomachenko THE RING’s lightweight championship. If Lomachenko keeps rising in weight, sooner or later he’ll run through an opponent he can’t make submit.

Linares is a former 126-pound titleholder, just like Lomachenko, but the 32-year-old actually started his career at 122. He’d own a one-inch height advantage, but that would be enough to hold off Lomachenko? Probably not.

Garcia could be the one man below 140 pound who can challenge — or even beat — the two-time Olympic gold medalist.

Mikey would actually concede an inch in height to Loma, but he proved his strength with a complete clowning of Adrien Broner in a 140-pound fight over the summer.

Surely, the chance to knock off the prized pupil of Top Rank, whom Garcia went through a bitter with, would please the lightweight titleholder. And it’s a fight Lomachenko fancies, too.

Whether it can actually happen is another matter. And if you listen to Arum, the result is a foregone conclusion.

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Fight Facts podcast, ep. 10

By The Ring

Photo by Emily Harney

Sweet science pundits Joe Santoliquito, aka “Philly Joe,” and Michael Woods, aka “Brooklyn Mike,” dig up fresh news and dish spicy opinion on all facets of the fight game in this fast-moving boxing podcast. Yes, expect Philly-style decorum and Brooklyn-type diplomacy while they rap about the big bouts and famed fighters.

In this episode: Pascal wins his farewell fight, Truax upsets DeGale, Rigondeaux upsets everyone, Lomachenko is scary and more!

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[VIDEO] JEFF HORN DISSED FOR “DIRTY” TACTICS; TEAM CORCORAN MAKES NOTE OF HEADBUTTS

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[VIDEO] BOB ARUM DISSES ANTHONY JOSHUA’S “SUSPECT” CHIN; SAYS WILDER AND PARKER KNOCK HIM OUT

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