#InquirerSeven: Things to know about Jeff Horn

first_img2. He is an Olympian Pacquiao is usually given the de facto home court advantage, be it in Las Vegas or Dallas. This time, however, the Pacman will walk inside Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium facing a hometown hero.Horn was born in Brisbane on Feb. 4, 1988 and has resided in his birthplace ever since.Come Battle of Brisbane, it’s safe to say that there will be more than 50,000 people in support of their boxing son.ADVERTISEMENT Both fighters are family men, and both also have lovable dogs.Quite some time ago, Pacquiao’s pooch Pacman reached headlines when it dogged the Filipino icon during his runs. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Horn was called “gay” constantly during his growing up years.The verbal abuse held so much magnitude that the young Horn almost thought of suicide.“I got called ‘gay’ a lot. Words like that shouldn’t hurt me, but I was a kid. It cuts deep, especially when it’s every day. You don’t know how to stop it,” Horn told Sydney Morning Herald.“Day by day, it takes a bit of you. I know the lows you can feel. I’ve had those feelings, like suicidal thoughts. I can remember some days that I felt that because of the bullying.”6. Like Pacquiao, Horn also has a canine companion What ‘missteps’? Beneath his enigmatic identity is a man who battled demons en route to becoming a professor of the beautiful sport.Despite owning WBO and IBF’s secondary titles, Horn is still considered an unknown in comparison to the icons Pacquaio has faced.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSo to shine a little bit more of the spotlight on Horn, here are seven tidbits about the Aussie.1. Horn is Brisbane’s own son Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Juggling life as a schoolteacher and as a professional boxer can take a toll, and Horn does that looking for flushes, full houses, and pairs.As per Ring Magazine, Horn’s concept of a vice is playing poker. And that’s only his vice.Horn hasn’t forgotten his nerdy side as he regularly, according to The Australian, plays Monopoly every Saturday.He also likes to play a role-playing board game called Settlers of Catan. Horn, too, has a dog and it’s name is Lexie who, according to The Australian, likes to hang by Horn’s legs whenever the Aussie fighter watches television.7. Horn’s vice is poker Growing up, Horn wasn’t the fighter Australians now adore.He was the one wearing the glasses and playing board games and with such silence, Horn became a target of bullying.According to a story from The Australian, Horn was the victim of a lopsided beating when 30 bullies ganged up on him after school.Horn stood up against a bully, and what he got was a physical beatdown that changed his life.This harrowing experience led Horn to take up boxing and he’s then used that bullying episode every time he steps inside the squared circle.5. He got called ‘gay’ growing up LATEST STORIES Ross wins Best Player award; Rhodes top importcenter_img Horn’s pathway to professional boxing was his short, but memorable, run in the 2012 London Olympics.The Aussie had three fights in the London Games, taking dominating wins against Gilbert Choombe of Zambia, 19-5, and Abderazzak Houya of Tunisia, 17-11.Horn, however, fell to Ukrainian Denys Berinchyk, 21-13, in the quarterfinals.ADVERTISEMENT Horn holds a Bachelor of Education degree to teach secondary school from Griffith University and he’s also worked at a child care center.4. A victim of bullying Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Boxer Jeff Horn of Australia poses for a photo following a press conference with Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in Brisbane, Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Pacquiao, is putting his WBO belt on the line Sunday, July 2, against the 29-year-old Horn. (AP Photo/John Pye)Australian pugilist Jeff Horn does not have the same notoriety as Manny Pacquiao’s previous opponents.Horn, whose “The Hornet” nickname gives him some semblance of flare, actually isn’t a typical run of the mill boxer.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera View comments Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend 3. He’s a teacher Horn has built an impressive boxing resume going undefeated, 16-0-1, and strapping himself with the WBO and IBF Inter-Continental welterweight titles.He’s also the no.2 welterweight under WBO and on July 2 has a chance to become the World champion as he battles Pacquiao (59-6-2).Outside of his expanding boxing career, though, Horn rolls up his sleeves and tightens his tie for his job as a high school teacher.last_img read more

8 destinations you can head to this summer, without worrying about your pocket

first_imgWho doesn’t love holidays? And as soon as holidays start, plans for travelling take the front seat.Holidays are welcome holes in the pockets that make our life vivid and colorful. Going on holiday is groovy, but money can be a deterrent to many of us.We can’t spend half of our savings, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a flamboyant journey.Check out these cheapest destinations that can set you in the holiday mood without putting much weight in your pocket by Kapil Goswamy, Founder BigBreaks.com :VietnamMuch known among the tourist, Vietnam is still a budget friendly destination. You can easily spend a day with $10 in your pockets. This includes everything right from the hotel to beer. From Tai Chai to the rice terraces, colonial charm to motorcycle tours, there’s nothing you can miss in this attractive haven.PhilippinesThe Philippines is successful in attracting tourist this season. It definitely is a hot spot for the party. Like any Asian country, it offers an exciting cultural vibe with a touch of modernism. From underground caves to mud-water springs, water sports to hiking and kayaking, with almost 20 dollars a day!Also Read:Travelling on a budget? Here are some easy hacks to save money while holidaying HungaryLove Europe? Try Hungary! Those who want to feel the opulence of Europe with cheap money can visit Hungary. The old charm buildings and streets, gourmet pastries, hills, lake, strong liquor, can be enjoyed within 20 dollars.HondurasCosta Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua forget them if you’re looking for cheap holidays. Honduras is much skipped due its frightening image, but in actuality, it has a vibrant nightlife and hipster culture . Untouched beaches, captivating monuments and tasty cuisine, all can be bargained within $25 for a day!advertisementNew MexicoWant to visit an exciting, dynamic and cheap American place for a holiday? New Mexico is the place you’re searching. Sunny days, Alpine forest, wines, Chile, water springs, winter sports and outdoor trekking, will fill up your days.AshgabatCall it ‘the City of Love’, ‘the City of White Marble’, or ‘Strangest City in the World’, Ashgabat is another place to worth visit when planning to holiday in Asia. Golden domes, sandy desert, quirky streets, and LA like nightlife, are the stuff that defines this strange, but a cheap tourist destination. All with the price tag of $30 a day.GranadaGranada is famous for its perfect ‘postcard pretty’ image. Colonial buildings tinted in singular bright colors, jaw-dropping architecture marvels, sunlit weather beside cool water and a flavorsome mouthful dish is Granada’s specialty. That can be all yours for $20 for a day.Dominican RepublicFor the Caribbean lovers, Dominican Republic can be the next best and cheapest choice for the holiday. In the Dominican Republic, you need only $30 bucks a day to travel, eat, drink and sleep. Free coffee, banana boats, scuba diving, parasailing, white sands and Gourmet food, is only the first part of this subterranean charming place.There are still plenty of places where you can holiday with $30-50 a day namely Bosnia, Barcelona, Thrace, York, and much more. But the only way to make your trip cheaper at these budget-friendly places is to live, bargain, drink, eat and shop as locals!last_img read more