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.
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On Saturday, June 9, Top Rank held an event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
It was a complete domination by Crawford from the start of the fight, switching stances and landing numerous hard left hands to knock Horn off balance throughout the fight.
"I feel like I'm getting better and better, feel like I'm stronger, more energised, I feel like this is a great division for me". The unbeaten Omahan is just the sixth fighter ever to win titles at lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight, joining Barney Ross, Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather and Adrien Broner.
The fight wrapped up a insane week with Horn almost getting stripped of his title on the scales on June 8.
"But he's got to do it better than what he done to Pacquiao". Horn took a standing eight count in the ninth after dropping to his knees - "slightly unbalanced", he said - and the end came quickly with referee Robert Byrd waving Crawford away with 27 seconds of the round remaining. I think they underestimated me a little bit.
Though he never appeared frustrated, Horn couldn't find a rhythm against Crawford, who chuckled in the middle in the fourth, the same round he opened a small cut on Horn's left eyebrow. From there on out, it only got uglier for Horn, as Crawford continually landed jab after jab, gassing the Australian native and keeping him off-balance. The fight was well beyond Horn's powers of recovery and nothing good was going to come of continuing.
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"His future is unlimited".
"I compare him, and it's the highest praise that I can give a fighter. that he reminds me of Sugar Ray Leonard", promoter Bob Arum said. "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 is significant for one other thing - it marks the first attempt to get boxing fans to buy ESPN's new $4.99 a month app so they can watch the bout from the MGM Grand Garden.
There will be no controversy this time over the decision for the WBO Welterweight title.
America's Crawford, the former undisputed super lightweight world title holder, outclassed the Aussie who was defending the title he won in a huge upset of Manny Pacquiao in July of a year ago in Brisbane.
The Nebraska native made quick work of Julius Indongo in August, winning by knockout in front of his home crowd in Omaha.
Terence Crawford, left, and Jeff Horn, of Australia. "Hornet!" but sadly for Horn they couldn't get into help him as Crawford countered his every move and rush. We are ready for the fight of our life and Terence better be ready too because we mean business. According to betting site Vegas Insider, Crawford is a -800 favorite, while Horn is a +550 underdog.