Horn's Coach: Jeff Shocks Crawford - Gets Recognized as P4P Best!

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) will have a few new tricks up his sleeve when he collides with mandatory challenger Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) on April 14.

As first reported, the contest is now shifting from New York City to a venue in Las Vegas, with the Mandalay Bay as an early frontrunner to host the bout.

Crawford is very well known for his ability to fight from both the southpaw and orthodox stance.


According to Horn's trainer, Glenn Rushton, the WBO champ is planning to do the same and is already working on tactics where he'll switch his stance during the fight.

Rushton has double-downed on his belief that a solid win over Crawford will catapult his boxer into the number one pound-for-pound slot.

“Terence has an awkward style and is effective punching either right or left-handed, but Jeff can do exactly that as well," Rushton told Courier Mail.

“We’re ready for whatever Terence brings. He can fight orthodox, southpaw, 'south-odox' or 'ortho-paw' – we don’t mind because Jeff is ready to change direction at any time. He and I are very confident that despite the heavy odds in favour of Terence, Jeff will shock the world again and be recognised as the best boxer in the world pound for pound.”

Matchmaker Stuart Duncan, who works closely with Horn and his team, is also confident that the 2012 Australian Olympian will send Crawford packing right back to the junior welterweight division.

“[Bud] Crawford is a deserved world champion and possesses some excellent skills in his arsenal — however the more you study his fights you begin to realise that he is most definitely beatable," Duncan said.

“He has never fought anyone whose style slightly resembles Jeff’s and after studying 12 of his fights I am more confident about this fight than I was Pacquiao. Jeff loves southpaws and his use of angles, strength and power are key attributes that will play an integral role in winning this fight.

“Jeff will win this fight by doing to Bud what others could not — creating chinks in his armour. I think Bud will wish he had never moved up to [welterweight].”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 02-17-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;18487517]Did you even watch the damn fight? Horn fought dirty, almost got knocked out, cheated, and was gifted a decision.[/QUOTE] He didn't fight that dirty actually, and who cares if he was he would have been disqualified. How did…

Comment by RapidSon on 02-16-2018

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;18486172]That wasn't what I call a beating, but more a cool decision for Horn. Horn isn't bad and should get credit for doing good versus Pac but he just did a bit better than Jessie Vargas and that's how good…

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 02-16-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18487353]Lemme guess, you're an Aussy? Cuz only Aussys are that desperately lame and delusional about their clueless goofball fouling Horniot. LOL[/QUOTE] You've already proven that you are an absolute r-e-t-a-r-d and one that deserves zero attention.

Comment by Verus on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=livershot73;18486500]he gains more momentum and proceeds to f u ck Joshua & Wilder up the same night and become the all time undisputed super champion of boxing.... man, whatever them Aussie's smoke down there must be some heavy sh[B]i[/B]t[/QUOTE] Lol!…

Comment by SteveM on 02-15-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18486690]39 year old Pac is still just as good as Bud, maybe less. You realise Manny is still Manny, Bud will win the fight no doubt but Horn will push him around.[/QUOTE] I'll be very impressed with Horn if he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (53)
Top Headlines Danny Garcia vs. Brandon Rios - LIVE Results From Las Vegas George Groves Decisions a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. George Groves vs. Chris Eubank - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alexander: My Power Surprises People; Ortiz Will Be No Different Ronald Gavril: I'm a Smarter, Stronger Fighter Than Benavidez Sauerland: I Want To See Best Fighting The Best Every Year! Tony Bellew Sides With Groves, Dave Coldwell Picks Eubank Groves vs. Eubank - LIVE Results From Manchester Lolenga Mock vs. John Ryder in Play For April Otto Wallin vs. Adrian Granat Set for April 21 in Sweden Arum: Loma-Linares Fallout Proves Deceitful Nature of HBO! Groves vs. Eubank - CompuBox Historical Review George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. - Stats & Stakes Photos: Ray Beltran Wins Bloody Fight With Moses For WBO Belt Eubank: I'm Willing To Die in The Ring To Win - Groves is Not! Golden Boy Prez: Arum Must Be Flexible To Make Loma-Linares Daily Bread Mailbag: Thurman-Crawford, Spence, Charlo, Golovkin Photos: Shakur Stevenson, Bryant Jennings, Kavaliauskas Win Frank Warren Tabs Groves To Beat Eubank, Explains Why Video: WBC Prez on Wilder-Ortiz, Usyk-Gassiev, 175 Title, More Video: Ronnie Shields on Lara-Hurd, Charlo vs. Canelo, GGG The Danger of The Crawford-Horn & Pacquiao-Alvarado PPV Video: Malignaggi Talks Mayweather, Broner-Figueroa, More Video: Al Bernstein Breaks Down Joshua-Parker, Showtime Triple Arum: Golovkin Beat Canelo 8-4 in Rounds, It Wasn't Even Close! Kavaliauskas: I Want The Crawford vs. Horn Winner! Photos: Heather Hardy Defeats Ana Julaton on Bellator Card Luis Ortiz: I Would Never Jeopardize My Career By Using PEDs Ray Beltran Bloody and Bruised, Decisions Moses For WBO Title Kavaliauskas Stops David Avanesyan in The Sixth Round Shakur Stevenson Picks Apart Tapia, Easily Wins Decision Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander - Ready For Do or Die Bout Photos: Benavidez vs. Gavril, Ugas vs. Robinson - Ready For Battle Photos: Danny Garcia, Brandon Rios - Get Tense, Ready For War Photos: Joe Joyce Stops Rodolf Jozic in One, Back on May 5 LIVE Top Rank Results From Reno: Robson Conceicao Wins Big Photos: Juan Francisco Estrada Grinds For Sor Rungivsai Shot Joe Joyce Demolishes Rudolf Jozic in One Round Roman Gonzalez Has Interest in Donnie Nietes For Vacant Belt Matthysse: I Hope The Pacquiao Fight Happens For Me

Latest Active Forum Threads