Horn: I Hope Crawford Doesn't Get Scared, Postpone Again

Jeff Horn has his doubts over whether the hand injury that prompted Terence Crawford to postpone their WBO welterweight title clash ever happened.

Horn's promoter Dean Lonergan alleged last month that Crawford's bruised right hand was a "fake injury" concocted by his camp and Top Rank boxing to push back the fight for financial reasons.

The June 9 bout in Las Vegas will be screened on the new ESPN streaming app, which wouldn't have been ready had it gone ahead on the original April date.


Lonergan asked Crawford's camp to provide medical evidence to prove the injury actually happened, but it was not provided.

There are also suggestions Crawford wanted more time to prepare after discovering how good Horn looked in training.

"Hopefully he doesn't watch me anytime soon and get too scared. It might get postponed again," Horn said.

"I don't know why they postponed last time but whatever happens, happens. I've had friends tracking him on Instagram and Facebook and whatever.  He seemed to be bowling and using that hand quite fine (for a guy) with a hand injury."

The fight originally was scheduled for April 14.

However, Horn is convinced the delay has actually worked in his favour.

"I'm on track, that's for sure," Horn said.

"I'm feeling as fit as I've ever felt because it's basically a double prep for me. I'm in the best shape at the moment and I think I'm going to be very, very strong at welterweight."

Horn and his trainer, Glenn Rushton, remain bullish about their chances of snapping Crawford's unbeaten streak despite being rank underdogs for the Las Vegas showdown.

Crawford, the 30-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, is regarded as one of the world's best pound-for-pound fighters and has won 23 of his 32 fights by knockout.

For Horn, this is his second defense of the title after stunning Manny Pacquiao last July in Brisbane, Australia.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bobd9842 on 05-07-2018

[QUOTE=Jdboxer;18737493]Does Crawford actually speak. Barely heard a word from him. The guy has no clue how to promote a fight or engage with fans! He will miss out on tens of millions over his career due to it. He just…

Comment by TheBlackSwifty on 05-07-2018

I think Horn will be stopped within 6 rounds. Crawford got a longer reach and a sharper shooter. The horse hair gloves are just so he can get his knockout sooner than later just in case as Pacquiao couldn't' do…

Comment by TheDrongo on 05-06-2018

[QUOTE=SpeedForce;18737291]WOW you're dumb lol He's honestly one of the worst champions I've ever seen in over the past 10+ years of boxing. He can't box, he just slugs and swings at everything, his footwork is absolute trash. His hand speed…

Comment by BLASTER1 on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=SpeedForce;18741589]LOL have you never seen a robbery before? You must not have been watching boxing for very long. Are you really that naive and foolish? You sound really young. How do you win a fight when you only land 14%…

Comment by Tony Trick-Pony on 05-05-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18735626]Does anybody think Horn can beat Ali at 154?[/QUOTE] Horn could beat Ali at 215. The future of boxing got a stinger in his pants, my friend.

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