Jeff "The Hornet" Horn captured the vacant WBO Oriental welterweight title in his last bout to remain undefeated for his career and will defend that belt for the first time on July 5 at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand as he will face Fernando Ferreira da Silva, who recently won the vacant WBA Fedeletian welterweight title. Jeff Horn opened as a prohibitive favorite for this one at -1200 with the Boxing odds as Fernando Ferreira Da Silva was at +800 as the dog.
Fernando Ferreira da Silva
The 36 year old Fernando Perreira Da Silva is a native of Brazil that now resides in Germany. He is the top ranked boxer in Brazil and is ranked 127th in the world. Ferreira da Silva has a career record of 32 wins, 3 losses, and 1 draw. Out of his 32 career wins a total of 24 have come by knockout with just 1 out of his 3 career losses coming by knockout. Ferreira da Silva is coming off a knockout win over Pedro Salatiel Duarte in the first round of a scheduled 8 round bout that took place on May 3, 2014 in Brazil. He fights with an orthodox stance.
Jeff "The Hornet" Horn
The 26 year old Jeff Horn is a native of Australia where he still resides. Horn has a career record of 7 wins and 0 losses with 1 draw and has a total of 6 knockout wins for his career. Horn is ranked number one in Australia and is ranked 53rd in the world. He fights from an orthodox stance. Horn is coming off a technical knockout win over Rivan Cesaire on March 19, 2014 in the 9th round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on March 19, 2014 in Australia for the vacant WBO Oriental welterweight title. Prior to that Horn scored a unanimous decision win over Naoufel Ben Rabeh on December 6, 2013 in a 6 round bout.
The Pick
Jeff "The Hornet" Horn has a powerful pose as an aspiring champion and gets the call!