Jeff Horn blasted out in nine by ruthless Terence Crawford

Rex Christensen
Июня 13, 2018

Horn is 30 and not likely to get much better - although he might get a bit smarter. The first round had little-to-no action, as Crawford was feeling out Horn.

The fight was originally scheduled for April 14 but was postponed when Crawford suffered a deep bone bruise on his right hand while training. Crawford was nearly impossible to hit at times despite all the work Horn had done on his footwork in preparation.

Saturday night marks the return to the boxing ring for WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn, and he aims to make another successful defense of the title he won from Manny Pacquiao. "Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford will go down in history for the fight that pioneered this changeover in direction to consumer sports entertainment".

In the five years since I first met him at Pallara State School where the Fighting Schoolteacher was trying to keep the lid on a gaggle of boisterous nine-year-olds, I have never seen him in a bad mood, never heard him raise his voice, never heard him badmouth anyone.

Horn, the former Brisbane schoolteacher who previous year stunned Manny Pacquiao, initially weighed in just over the 147-pount threshold. "He got hit harder by Pacquiao". For the rest of the fight, Crawford showboated, switched stances, and consistently landed clean, hard punches on his far slower opponent before finally forcing referee Robert Byrd to stop the fight by teeing off on Horn after he got up from a knockdown.

But somehow, the Australian boxing champion kept his cool amid dramatic scenes and allegations of foul play at the official weigh-in for his mandatory world title defence against Terence Crawford. If things get tough, Rushton has a simple message for the champion.

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"I think they think I'm a bit mentally weaker than I actually am". Crawford landed 26 of 54 punches in the third round and it was clear he found his rhythm. I want the big fights. The fight was well beyond Horn's powers of recovery and nothing good was going to come of continuing. "The future is unlimited". "That to me is a great, great compliment because I always thought Leonard was the best, and this guy is equal or better than Ray".

The fight marked the first attempt to attract boxing fans to ESPN's new $4.99 per month app, which allowed them to watch the bout from the MGM Grand Garden.

EARLIER: JEFF Horn has suggested his scales were tampered with after initially failing to make the 66.7kg welterweight limit for tomorrow's world title fight with Terence Crawford.

There will be no controversy this time over the decision for the WBO Welterweight title. I believe I'd do well with any fighter in the welterweight division.

The Nebraska native made quick work of Julius Indongo in August, winning by knockout in front of his home crowd in Omaha. "Hornet!" but sadly for Horn they couldn't get into help him as Crawford countered his every move and rush. According to betting site Vegas Insider, Crawford is a -800 favorite, while Horn is a +550 underdog.

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