Most inspiring Aussie athlete: Jeff Horn takes home The Don award

WORLD welterweight boxing champion Jeff Horn has been dubbed the most inspirational athlete in Australia!

The former Brisbane school teacher was awarded the highest sports honour in the country overnight, taking home ‘The Don’ award at a special ceremony in Melbourne.


Horn became a name around the world after defeating boxing legend Manny Pacquiao the “Battle of Brisbane’’ at Suncorp Stadium in July.

“This is a dream come true,’’ Horn said when he was presented with the award.

“The year has been the most incredible time you could imagine. My wife Jo and I still shake our heads.

“When she met me I was a school nerd getting picked on by bullies. Now I’m a world boxing champion, about to become a dad and the winner of this incredible The Don award.

“Thanks everyone for supporting me.”