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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 BoxingScene.com 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.

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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…

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