Horn: After Beating Crawford, Maybe a Super-Fight With Canelo!

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12KOs) is looking for the biggest fights possible - and he's not turning his back on any of the big names it appears.

He has a big task ahead of him, where the Australian star has been tabbed as a major underdog.

On April 14th at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Horn will face mandatory challenger Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) - who is widely regarded as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.


Horn captured the title last July with a big upset decision over another heavily favored fighter, eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao, before a crowd of over 51,000 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

He then returned in the month of December to make his first defense, with a stoppage victory over British contender Gary Concoran.

Crawford is a former two division world champion, who unified the entire 140-pound division in 2017.

“I know Crawford is a terrific boxer, but there are a lot of guys out there with his sort of speed and skills and I’m not overawed. A lot of people say he is the best in the world right now but my whole career has been about fighting guys people said were way better than me and proving them wrong," Horn explained to Courier Mail.

And if he beats Crawford, which Horn is confident of doing, he wants to gets his hands on a major name - like Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs), who is currently two divisions up and face middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin in a rematch on May 5th.

“Last year I beat Manny Pacquiao who was an 11-time world champ across eight weight divisions and I’m going into this fight very confident I can do the job in America. I have a great team around me and I want to beat all the top welterweights in the world and then maybe fight someone like Canelo Alvarez in a super-fight in Las Vegas," Horn said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nacho daddy on 02-06-2018

[QUOTE=Verus;18464290]So far Bud has shown to be a top-notch fighter at 140. As for being the best welterweight in history, Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jose Napoles, Duran and a few others come to mind. Oh yes, I…

Comment by sterilizer on 02-06-2018

[QUOTE=TheDrongo;18464975]Crawford himself thought the fight with Pac Man could have gone either way. I think Crawford knows a lot more about boxing than you. Were you another one of these fools who believed the one-eyed commentary of the Pac/Horn fight…

Comment by FLY TY on 02-06-2018

[QUOTE=revelated;18464726]The man deserves respect. Manny didn't half try to clear out the division. Meanwhile, Jeff "The Hornet" Horn is taking dangerous fights, calling out dangerous opponents, backing down from no man. People need to respect him, we need more fighters…

Comment by Stfu on 02-06-2018

after crawf beats horn they will feed jeff horn to Manny Pacquiao,jeff horn was damaged in the corcoran fight and barely survived Pac’s onslaught,we now know the level.

Comment by revelated on 02-06-2018

[QUOTE=hitking;18464641]This poor child really believes he’s arrived.[/QUOTE] He beat Manny Pacquiao. One of only a very select few to ever do so. He's here.

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