Sport Boxer Jeff Horn wins Don Award

00:01  13 october  2017
00:01  13 october  2017 Source:   MSN

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Jeff Horn celebrates victory after winning the WBO Welterweight Title Fight against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.© Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images Jeff Horn celebrates victory after winning the WBO Welterweight Title Fight against Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. Jeff Horn's stunning upset victory over Filipino legend Manny Pacquaio has made him the first boxer to win 'The Don' Award as the athlete to have most inspired Australia in 2017.

Horn claimed the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title with a unanimous points win over Pacquiao in July in Brisbane.

"Many days I have thought to myself, 'did that really happen?'," the former schoolteacher said.

"It's been very hectic since the win but recognition and awards like this certainly help."

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Jeff Horn has single-handedly changed the face of Australian boxing , sensationally defeating Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao. The 29-year-old former schoolteacher beat his strongly-fancied opponent by unanimous decision in a bloody and brutal bout at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.

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Horn is expected to announce his next fight in coming days, with a likely title defence against Englishman Gary Corcoran in December in Brisbane.

He told the annual Sport Australia Hall of Fame function on Thursday night in Melbourne that winning 'The Don' was a career highlight.

"It is massive," said the 29-year-old Horn.

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Three of the five independent judges who reviewed Jeff Horn 's controversial July 2 title win over Manny Pacquiao awarded the fight to Horn (above), one scored a draw and one judge awarded the fight to 38-year-old Pacquiao. "If it can be done to him, it can be done to any other Filipino boxer ."

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"I can remember growing up being inspired by previous winners such as Cathy Freeman and Ian Thorpe.

"To know I am potentially inspiring the future generation of athletes, like these guys have done for me, is an incredible feeling."

Among the other finalists was 100m hurdler Sally Pearson - one of only two sportspeople to have won the award twice.

After a couple of years ravaged by injury, Pearson coached herself to a dramatic second world title in London.

The other finalists were the Australian women's soccer team, swimmer Emily Seebohm, surfing world champ Tyler Wright, AFLW star Erin Phillips and rugby league champion Johnathan Thurston.

The award is named after cricketer Sir Donald Bradman.

Australian cricket captain Mark Taylor and marathon runner Heather Turland were the joint inaugural winners in 1998.

Michelle Payne received the nod from the judges last year after becoming the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup in 2015 on Prince of Penzance.

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Dean Lonergan says he's done the sums and the finances would be more than enticing for the former MMA star.Horn, who won the WBO welterweight crown from Manny Pacquiao in July, must first negotiate a defence against England's Gary Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs) in England on December 13, with "the Hellraiser" preferred ahead of fellow Brit Bradley Skeete due to his more aggressive fighting style.

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