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Horn: During Face To Face - Crawford Was Shaking, Rattled!

As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, WBO welterweight world champion Jeff Horn accused Top Rank of playing "tricks" after he scrambled to make weight for his mandatory defence against Terence Crawford.

There were dramatic scenes on the eve of the welterweight showdown in Las Vegas after Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) initially failed to make the 147-pound limit on Friday.

While Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) came in under at 146.5 pounds, while 2012 Australian Olympian Horn was 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena before he stripped nude, though he was still over at 147.5.

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Horn – who would have been stripped of his WBO title had he failed to make weight a second time – was given another hour to shed the necessary half-pound and the 30-year-old returned at 147 pounds after taking a hot shower.

"I think there was a bit of tricks up their sleeves with this one," Horn said on Friday.

"He was just underweight, and I was just over. I thought I was under actually. We thought we calibrated our scale with the correct weight.

"I knew this was coming and that they had plenty of tricks. I'm fine. I think they think I'm mentally weak. But we were bang-on.

"Obviously, the scale was a bit tricky. I'm feeling good physically, just ready to rehydrate."

Horn saw nothing about Crawford that intimidated him.

However, he saw a lot of nervous energy in Crawford and explained that the undefeated challenger was actually shaking.

"I could see face-to-face with Terence he was a bit rattled. He's shaking. I'm calm. I'm fine," Horn said.

"I think they think I'm a bit mentally weaker than I actually am. This stuff's all part of it, I know it."

The contest was ordered by the World Boxing Organization in 2017.

Crawford captured the title in July of last year, after pulling off a major upset by winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;18860496]Horn is a bum, but Ward needed corruption in the USA to stay afloat after Kovalev boxer his ears off twice. Ward needed to retire in order to duck Beterbiev and Bivol. Only one black USA fighter holds a belt…

Comment by BLACK KNOT on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Mask;18859786]Yeah blacks can't produce fighters right lol. That's why they got the entire welterweight division on lock. As well as junior middleweight and heavyweight. Not to mention champions in other divisions. Stop being a race hating fool. Ward smashed the…

Comment by chrisJS on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;18854595]Ward got away with the most blatant fouls in history. A massive headbutt to Kessler basically ended his career and the wide array of holding and low blows with Kovalev was disgusting. The fact the ref and judges kept Ward…

Comment by travestyny on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;18854595]Ward got away with the most blatant fouls in history. A massive headbutt to Kessler basically ended his career and the wide array of holding and low blows with Kovalev was disgusting. The fact the ref and judges kept Ward…

Comment by Muz on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Mask;18859786]Yeah blacks can't produce fighters right lol. That's why they got the entire welterweight division on lock. As well as junior middleweight and heavyweight. Not to mention champions in other divisions. Stop being a race hating fool. Ward smashed the…

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