Jeff Horn Retires Anthony Mundine In First Fight After Loss

On Friday night Jeff Horn received a sudden first round victory against Anthony Mundine who was fighting his retirement bout. Horn improved his professional record to 19-1-1 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday in only one round. For the near minute and a half that the fight was contested the action was very lopsided in favour of Horn. Horn landed a strong overhand right only seconds into the bout. In a corner of the ring Mundane was dropped with a left hook after a body shot. The ref ended the fight after Mundine struggled to stand-up after his first and only knockdown.

With this win Horn became the WBA Oceania Middleweight and WBO Oriental Middleweight champion. The broadcast described this as Horn’s Road To Redemption after getting his first career loss in June against Terence Crawford, losing the WBO World Welterweight Championship. Horn said he “felt really really strong” at Middleweight, as the boxer had primarily fought in Welterweight for most of his career previously. After the fight Mundane seemed confident in his ability, saying “It’s just boxing man, you get caught sometimes.” Mundane confirmed after the fight that this would be his last fight.