Horn: Crawford's Trash Talk Inspired Me To Shock The World Again

After 16 weeks of negotiations, four venue changes and a whole lot of uncertainty, Jeff Horn's US boxing debut is finally locked in.

As previously reported, Bob Arum's Top Rank promotions has officially confirmed the date and venue for Horn's mandatory WBO welterweight championship clash with unbeaten Terence Crawford.

The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9 - despite a late attempt by Horn's promoters, Duco Events, to have it moved because of a pay-per-view clash with Australian UFC champion Robert Whittaker's first title defence.


"Defending the world title successfully a second time is a must," said Horn.

"Crawford is a very talented fighter and deserves his accolades. I will be on a mission to prove the doubters wrong.

"Obviously, I am a very competitive guy who works really hard to achieve his goals.

"Crawford is a brilliant boxer, but I am coming to win, and I will win.

"Crawford's trash talk has only inspired me that much more to shock the world once again."

Horn and Crawford, both 30, were supposed to fight on April 14 but it was pushed back because the Nebraska native suffered an injury to his hand in training.

Crawford is heavily favoured to win and is rated by many as one of the top pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

He last entered the ring on August 19 last year, when he defeated the previously unbeaten Julius Indigo to unify all four major world titles in the junior welterweight division.

Horn's most recent fight was his December 13 win over England's Gary Corcoran in Brisbane.

It was his first defence of the WBO belt he famously won off Manny Pacquiao in a controversial decision in front of 50,000 at Suncorp Stadium.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sid-Knee on 03-30-2018

What are you on about Jeff? You and your team have been the ones trash talking. After it all got a bit stupid Crawford then replied. Can you tell that Horn and Parker come from the same promotional stable? Both…

Comment by chaosisme on 03-30-2018

Horn is such a clown. Him and his team are the one's running their mouths. I hope Crawford kicks his s h i t all over the ring.

Comment by pasawayako on 03-30-2018

[QUOTE=Bud Crawford#1;18620519]Dude you need to be piss tested because you are on crack. This is nothing more than a lucrative sparring session for Bud, once Bud is tired of having his way he will put an end to end I…

Comment by Bud Crawford#1 on 03-30-2018

[QUOTE=pasawayako;18619780]Horn will embarrass crawford. The future face and king of boxing.[/QUOTE] Dude you need to be piss tested because you are on crack. This is nothing more than a lucrative sparring session for Bud, once Bud is tired of having…

Comment by Bud Crawford#1 on 03-30-2018

Bud Never talks Trash he just pounds those who do

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