The Hornet

The Hornet

From Bullied Schoolboy To World Champion

Grantlee Kieza, Jeff Horn, Grantlee Kieza, Grantlee Kieza, Jeff Horn

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'Jeff Horn's story ... could have been the script for a boxing movie' Inside Sport Jeff Horn took up boxing after being tormented as a teenager. Twelve years later on 2 July 2017, the humble schoolteacher became a world boxing champion at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium when he defeated one of the greatest boxers of all time, Filipino senator Manny Pacquiao. The fight, which drew a record crowd of more than 50,000 to the stadium and a global audience of hundreds of millions, was one of the most incredible upsets in Australian sporting history.

In the months after that monumental victory, Horn experienced the ultimate in joys and heartbreak. He and wife Jo became proud parents of their daughter Isabelle, he lost his world championship in a brutal battle with American Terence Crawford in Las Vegas and then scored a devastating first-round knockout of Anthony Mundine in one of the most talked-about Australian sporting events of 2018.

In this fully updated edition of The Hornet, Jeff Horn's message is simple: never give up on your dreams because amazing things can happen. Anything is possible. Anything.


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Grantlee Kieza:

Award-winning journalist Grantlee Kieza has held senior editorial positions at The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Courier-Mail. He is a Walkley Award finalist and the author of twelve acclaimed books, including the recent bestsellers Banjo, Mrs Kelly, Monash, Sons of the Southern Cross and Bert Hinkler.




Jeff Horn's story is one of the most inspiring in sporting history. A quiet schoolboy who suffered at the hands of bullies, he started taking self-defence class one night a week. At the age of twenty-four, Jeff made the quarter-finals of the 2012 London Olympics. Five years later, on 2 July 2017, he defeated all-time great Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Joanna. They live in Brisbane.


Award-winning journalist Grantlee Kieza has held senior editorial positions at The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Courier-Mail. He is a Walkley Award finalist and the author of twelve acclaimed books, including the recent bestsellers Banjo, Mrs Kelly, Monash, Sons of the Southern Cross and Bert Hinkler.




Award-winning journalist Grantlee Kieza has held senior editorial positions at The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and The Courier-Mail. He is a Walkley Award finalist and the author of twelve acclaimed books, including the recent bestsellers Banjo, Mrs Kelly, Monash, Sons of the Southern Cross and Bert Hinkler.




Jeff Horn's story is one of the most inspiring in sporting history. A quiet schoolboy who suffered at the hands of bullies, he started taking self-defence class one night a week. At the age of twenty-four, Jeff made the quarter-finals of the 2012 London Olympics. Five years later, on 2 July 2017, he defeated all-time great Manny Pacquiao of the Phillipines to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title. Jeff is married to his high school sweetheart, Joanna. They live in Brisbane.

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