Boxing champ Jeff Horn (pictured above) has spoken out about his bullying experiences at school ahead of the launch of his anti-bullying campaign this weekend.
Horn has put his star power behind the Australian Martial Arts Youth Development Alliance, which helps kids learn skills to shutdown bullies.
He told River 949's Marnie and Campo this morning that being picked on at school was the reason he took up boxing:
"I got picked on a bit getting pushed around and pushing around, which eventually ended up in fights.
I kind of had enough of it but I didn't know to protect myself and I got beat up.
So that happened and then the constant verbal assaults that you get everyday -- the little taunts that you get and it kind of drives you down bit by bit everyday".