Horn makes weight for world title fight

Horn makes weight for world title fight

Horn is 30 and not likely to get much better - although he might get a bit smarter. Midway through the fight, Crawford was smirking at Horn's corner and poking his tongue out.

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

Two undefeated welterweights meet Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, when Australian Jeff Horn defends his WBO crown against superstar Terence Crawford.

When he came back to the scales he was right on the money - 147 pounds - and then lobbed a grenade at Top Rank, who promote Crawford and have a co-promotional deal with Horn that expires after this fight. These things happen. I could have kept him guessing more.

With the win, Crawford added the WBO welterweight belt to his ever-growing collection of world titles.

Horn climbed back from a knockdown in the ninth but was all target as the American unloaded another flurry of punches to force local referee Robert Byrd to end what had been a brutal one-way beating.

"I've been wearing them gloves all my career and this is the first time I've had anybody complain about them". Both fighters were a little stiff and there was a lot of holding and wrestling early on.

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.

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

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"I really wanted to press forward".

"There's more chance of a cut, more chance of a knockdown but I'm the heavier puncher so Crawford should be very anxious". "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".

"His future is unlimited".

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.

Horn created boxing history last July on one of the greatest ever days in Queensland sport history when he rode a tide of emotion to win the World Boxing Organisation welterweight title from Pacquiao before more than 51,000 people at Suncorp Stadium.

In a fight for a mandatory shot at the World Boxing Association's welterweight title, Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) landed a long right to the head, a left to the body and then another right to the head.

The Nebraska native made quick work of Julius Indongo in August, winning by knockout in front of his home crowd in Omaha. Effortlessly, Crawford absorbed the hard-charging Horn the entire fight, while dodging the big blows and countering effectively to wear down his opponent.

Terence Crawford, right, poses for photographers after defeating Jeff Horn, of Australia, in a welterweight title boxing match, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Las Vegas.

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