Horn Heavy, Comes Back, Makes Weight for Fight Against Crawford

  • Horn Heavy, Comes Back, Makes Weight for Fight Against Crawford

Horn Heavy, Comes Back, Makes Weight for Fight Against Crawford

"Now I want all the champions at welterweight". "Terence would just get that odd shot, just that little bit more".

Horn relaxed last night playing poker with his corner team knowing the stakes are huge today and that Crawford has turned into something like the cartoon villain Nasty Canasta.

Against an Aussie known for only his strength, however, Crawford looked like the bigger fighter.

Crawford dominated, dropped and stopped Horn in the ninth round of their title bout that headlined an ESPN+ card in Las Vegas.

The unbeaten Crawford (33-0, 24 KO's), 30, one of boxing's finest pound-for-pound performers, made a splash in his welterweight debut by dismantling Jeff Horn before 8,112 fans Saturday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas in an utterly one-sided ninth-round TKO victory to become a three-division world champion.

In the second half of the battle horn exhausted, which allowed Crawford to finally make the fight one-sided.

"I coud have kept him guessing, maybe I was a bit predictable".

With the win Crawford claimed a world title in a third weight division. 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. "And I think he is as good or better than Leonard was". So you wouldn 't blame him for giving serious consideration to the pros and cons of taking the money, and his health, and living happily ever after, knowing that Australian sports fans will always have a soft spot for the story of the determined kid who got sick of being bullied at school and chose to learn to fight back and went all the way to the top of the world.

"But he's got to do it better than what he done to Pacquiao".

When Horn, 30, bulled Crawford to the ropes in the sixth round, Crawford got away after landing a left uppercut that stunned Horn.

"His future is unlimited".

Jose Benavidez Jr. says he wants a shot at the Terence Crawford-Jeff Horn victor. "And that to me is a great, great compliment because I always thought that Leonard was the best".

The fight will be shown live on ESPN + tomorrow night which is the new app ESPN are pushing for $4.99 per month as they move most of their sports content online from television.

In the co-main event, Jose Pedraza defeated Antonio Moran by unanimous decision for a regional lightweight title.

He defeated Julius Indongo last August to become the undisputed super lightweight world champion. I believe I'd do well with any fighter in the welterweight division.

Jeff Horn insists he left the ring without his head buzzing but admits to hearing voices at stages during his loss to Terence Crawford.

"Guys are overweight. Could have gone the same way for Crawford", he said. According to betting site Vegas Insider, Crawford is a -800 favorite, while Horn is a +550 underdog.