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Crawford Warns Horn: I Can Get Dirty Too, I'm No Small Pacquiao

Former two division world champion Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) is regarded by some as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

After winning a world title at lightweight, and uniting all four of the major belts at junior welterweight, Crawford will look to become a three division champion when he faces WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs).

The fight, initially set for April 14 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is now set for June 9th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand.

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Horn is a huge underdog in the contest, with many tabbing Crawford to win the contest with a knockout victory.

"Jeff Horn is an undefeated world champion coming off a win over Manny Pacquiao [in July]," Crawford said to The Los Angeles Times. "Like it or not, he got the decision and is one of the best welterweights."

Horn crashed on the scene last July, when he secured an upset twelve round unanimous decision over heavy favorite Manny Pacquiao before a crowd of 51,000 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

The decision was highly criticized and called controversial by some. The WBO even investigated the outcome, per the request of Team Pacquiao, and upheld the verdict.

Crawford did not view it in that light. He saw no problem with Horn getting the decision from the judges.

Pacquiao and his handlers felt Horn fought a dirty fight - which Crawford has no issue with either.

"He fought to win. I don't look at it as calling another fighter dirty when he did everything he could to win by any means. I like that. He's rough. He doesn't come to lay down. He comes to win," Crawford said.

"When I beat him, it's going to be more telling for me — that I beat someone who was game and didn't come to get a payday. I can get dirty too. And I'll tell you like this: I'm bigger than Pacquiao and stronger than Pacquiao."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zaroku on 04-10-2018

[QUOTE=Split Decision;18620931]then stop calling yourself one and talking about bein one[/QUOTE] Interesting. Good advice

Comment by Split Decision on 03-30-2018

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Comment by lex_fugitive on 03-30-2018

Cherry Bud might murder him in the ring, but at least Horn is winning the war of words. Horn calls Bud Princess, and Bud calls Horn one of the best ww's. That might be the first and last time anyone…

Comment by chrisJS on 03-29-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;18617735]So Crawford even admits it. Pacquiao is way smaller than him, and yet he refused to fight Pacquiao at 147, and demanded Pacquiao come down to 140, despite being way bigger than Pacquiao. That's why I'm no Crawford fan.…

Comment by Raggamuffin on 03-29-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;18617735]So Crawford even admits it. Pacquiao is way smaller than him, and yet he refused to fight Pacquiao at 147, and demanded Pacquiao come down to 140, despite being way bigger than Pacquiao. That's why I'm no Crawford fan.…

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