Jeff Horn says he is stopped more often since winning the fight. (Facebook: Jeff Horn)
“When I’m out with her she’s involved in it, but if she goes out by herself she doesn’t get noticed.”Horn said the win had helped him dodge the weekly grocery shopping.”I did say to her the other day that she could get the groceries because I get stopped too many times and it takes longer than usual.”She knows I don’t like doing it at the best of times, but she’s not too big at the moment and can still push the trolley around.”Boxing and becoming a dadHorn said he didn’t know if his perspective on boxing would change when he becomes a dad.”I guess it will happen when the baby comes,” he said.”I always thought I wanted to make enough money to set my children up for the future, that’s my plan.”
Jeff Horn on his win
The former school teacher, who was bullied as a child, said he hoped his victory would motivate others to always keep trying.”They just have to keep pushing and keep fighting, and that doesn’t mean physically but fighting emotions,” Horn said.”If they’re getting bullied or going through hard times I hope they keep pushing through so they get there … Photo:
Jeff Horn and his wife Jo on the red carpet in Brisbane. (Facebook: Jeff Horn)
“The diet has gone out the window and I’ve put on four kilograms since the fight, but from my fight weight I’m probably sitting 10 kilograms above that.”The win was as sweet as the donut I had that night.” Horn said certain aspects of his life were different since the fight.”It’s slowly sinking in, especially when I go out and I get a line of people wanting to get a photo or an autograph,” he said.”That’s when it hits me that life has changed.”No more grocery shoppingFor his wife Jo, who is expecting their first child later this year, life has remained the same.”She can step back from it whenever she wants,” Horn said. Eating donuts and avoiding the grocery shopping are high on the to-do list for Brisbane’s world welterweight champion Jeff Horn now that the big fight is over.The 29-year-old has taken it easy since his triumph over Manny Pacquiao last month and said he had yet to return to the gym.Horn defeated Pacquiao in the bout billed as the Battle of Brisbane, going 12 rounds with the boxing great.The first thing Horn wanted after the fight was chocolate.”Some friends actually got me chocolate donuts which I wanted to have for a while; it had been two or three months since I’d eaten one,” he told ABC Radio Brisbane’s Craig Zonca. there’s light at the end of the tunnel.”The champ is awaiting Pacquiao’s decision on whether a rematch will happen later this year in either Brisbane or Melbourne.
How has life changed for boxing world champion Jeff Horn? (Breakfast)
(ABC News: James Maasdorp) ABC Radio Brisbane
July 26, 2017 13:10:18
Life-changing win … Jeff Horn is celebrated after his world title triumph.