Australian boxing is on the ropes. Is a Brisbane schoolteacher its saviour?

Jeff Horn is a softly-spoken teacher and unlikely fighter. On Saturday he steps into the ring in Las Vegas to defend his title as world welterweight champion. Can this Mr Nice Guy revive boxing’s sagging fortunes in Australia? Ciaran O’Mahony reports.

This Saturday night in Las Vegas, before the packed bleachers of the MGM Grand Garden Arena and an international television audience of up to 10 million, a soft-spoken former school teacher from Brisbane will step into the ring to do battle with one of the most formidable fighters on the planet.

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