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Crawford Trainer: 'Boatload of Money' to Fight Horn in Australia

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Terence Crawford hasn’t ruled out traveling to Australia for a shot at the WBO welterweight title.

Brian McIntyre, Crawford’s trainer and co-manager, made it abundantly clear, though, that Crawford will need to be extremely well-compensated to fight Jeff Horn in the champion’s homeland. Crawford is the mandatory challenger for the WBO 147-pound championship, which Horn will defend for the first time Wednesday night against England’s Gary Corcoran in Brisbane, Australia.

The former undisputed 140-pound champion will face the Horn-Corcoran winner in his next fight. Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs), who upset Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision to win the title July 2 in Brisbane, is an 8-1 favorite over Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs).

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McIntyre hopes Horn, if he overcomes Corcoran, would be enticed financially to defend his title against Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), of Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States.

“I think that they’re gonna bring that fight over to the United States,” McIntyre told BoxingScene.com. “I think that’s what [promoter] Bob [Arum] is pushing for. But if it happens over there and they give us a boatload of money – I said a boatload of money – like they did Pacquiao, I don’t know, we might consider it.”

If a Horn-Crawford fight does wind up in Australia, McIntyre wouldn’t be concerned about Horn having an advantage.

“We always go in the ring with the mindset of dominating the fight, so you won’t have to leave it in the hands of the judges,” McIntyre said. “That’s what your mindset would be and if the knockout comes, we would take it.”

Arum, Crawford’s promoter, told BoxingScene.com recently that they’ll at least have to consider facing Horn in Australia if Horn wins Wednesday night because it could make the most financial sense. If Corcoran wins, Arum figures a Corcoran-Crawford fight would take place in the United States.

Arum, whose company co-promotes Horn, is in Australia for a fight ESPN will televise live Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. ET. Crawford and McIntyre were going to take that long trip with Arum to watch the Horn-Corcoran fight from ringside, but they ultimately decided against going.

“I’ve seen Corcoran,” McIntyre said. “He’s kind of big and he’ll put pressure on Horn. It’s gonna be an interesting fight. I don’t know if [Horn is] gonna win or not.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by GhostofDempsey on 12-13-2017

He needs a boatload of money to fight Horn down under, but he'll keep fighting nobodies for $1.5M while unable to fill arenas in the states. Contrast that with Spence who went into Brook's backyard and took his title--while his…

Comment by WesternChamp on 12-13-2017

sounds like a duck!! just go over to horn's hometown and whoop him there! the floyd fans is so sure crawford's gonna win anyways! why are they asking for pacman type money??

Comment by Dramacyde on 12-13-2017

This Ofay just went life & death with a bum. 😞

Comment by Ray* on 12-13-2017

[QUOTE=Corelone;18330381]Horn gets a hometown decision and now he's the A side? The only thing Horn has going for him is the hometown advantage. Nobody is worried about his style, or his KO power. All they worry about is going to…

Comment by spenz on 12-13-2017

Bud should K.O. this guy or else risk home town decision. Of course, there will be some wrestling too, just be prepared. It's either Crawford or Loma; both top rank guys who will eventually get the worn out aging pacquiao,…

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