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

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.

World welterweight champion Jeff Horn will take on American superstar Terence Crawford in the biggest fight of his career. Horn is expected to earn a purse of over $2 million regardless of whether he is still standing at the end of the bout.


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