Horn's Promoter Rips Top Rank For Approaching Crawford-Khan

Dean Lonergan, promoter for WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs), is not very happy with the recent news that Top Rank approached promoter Eddie Hearn to discuss the possibility of staging Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan.

Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), who is handled by Top Rank, is scheduled to face Horn on June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Khan made his return this past weekend after two years of inactivity, as he easily knocked out Phil Lo Greco in 39 seconds. The contest was held at a catch-weight of 150-pounds, but Khan plans to campaign at the welterweight limit of 147.


Horn is coming off a banner year after shocking eight division champion Manny Pacquiao for the WBO title last July, and then coming back in the fall to score a knockout over Gary Corcoran in a voluntary defense.

The contest with Horn will be Crawford's first bout at the welterweight limit. Crawford was a former lightweight champion and unified all four of the main organizational titles at junior welterweight. Now he intends to go for his third divisional belt.

Lonergan is very offended that Crawford's promoter is already making moves to secure opponents in the coming future.

He promises that Crawford will never come away from the arena with the WBO title around his waist.

"Top Rank seem to forget that Crawford has a big fight on June 9. [Top Rank CEO] Bob Arum and his errant matchmakers are kidding themselves if they are looking past Jeff Horn, thinking Crawford is going to win that fight," Lonergan told Sky Sports.

"Maybe the whole welterweight division should wait and see the outcome of Horn against Crawford as a superstar from Down Under is about to emerge. With Manny Pacquiao and Randall Bailey already on his resume, Terence Crawford is going to be a nice scalp to add to it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by bobd9842 on 04-30-2018

It is the promoter's job to promote and get fights and it is the boxers job to make sure he wins. These kangaroo sodomists need to chill out.

Comment by WesternChamp on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18705519]yes, he kept them away from all the big fights. remember? :rofl:!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/QUOTE] bang bang bang! he's not getting up jim. (roy jones voice)

Comment by WesternChamp on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;18705637]He is keeping Crawford from the big fight by protecting Manny and steering him towards loma instead of Crawford. Another poster told you this yesterday. No matter what old stuff you bring up nothing is going to change…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18705614]didnt you said arum prevented floyd vs oscar? and that as soon as floyd left arum, the fight with oscar was agreed on right away?? LOL!! didnt you said arum kept pac away from floyd?? didnt you said arum prevented…

Comment by WesternChamp on 04-25-2018

[QUOTE=The Big Dunn;18705423]Did Arum promote Manny and Rigo the same way? What about Leonard and Hagler? Did he promote Floyd and ODH the same way? You are entitled to post whatever you wish. Doesn't make it true. The responses from…

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