Horn's Coach: Marciano Wasn't Smooth Either, Look at His Record!

Glenn Rushton has rejected the notion that Jeff Horn gets by on sheer willpower, saying the Australian champion's record is far more impressive than Terence Crawford's.

Rushton dropped some compelling statistics when asked at the official pre-fight press conference how Horn's rugged determination would be able to account for Crawford's incredible technical ability in their world title fight on Saturday.

He tallied up the wins and losses of all of Horn's opponents across his first 19 fights as a professional and did the same for Crawford.

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Crawford's rivals had 175 wins and 178 losses - compared to Horn's, who had a whopping 411 wins and just 101 losses.

Rushton also pointed out that 12 of Horn's adversaries were ranked inside the world's top 15, and that his quarter-final performance at the 2012 Olympics in London was the best effort by an Australian boxer in more than two decades.

Crawford, who has won all 32 of his professional fights and all bar nine by knockout, did not even qualify for the US Olympic team.

"(Horn) doesn't just have to rely on will. He's a very, very competent, skilful boxer," Rushton said.

"Yes, his style may not be the silky-smooth style we see from the very classy Terence Crawford, but Rocky Marciano wasn't that silky and smooth either, and look at his record.

"He was very effective, he had a great chin and he could hit like a mule. So can Jeff Horn.

"If it comes down to a battle of spirits, and I think at some stage in this fight we all get tested, I back Jeff's spirit.

"He has a terrific spirit and he's incredibly competitive. But it goes a lot deeper than just will."

Horn said he always expected to be considered the underdog against Crawford but not to the extent he is being viewed as in Las Vegas.

The MGM Grand sports book is offering 8-1 odds for a Horn victory by knockout and 10-1 if he wins a decision.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Verus on 06-09-2018

[QUOTE=Corelone;18843542]Nice. Gene did a lot of the same things. Lets hope Horn can put up that kind of performance.[/QUOTE] If Horn does, it will be a competitive fight for a few rounds, but it is unlikely that he is at…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-09-2018

As God is my witness, I will enjoy the living daylights out of Crawford demolishing this loud mouthed pretender. What a delusional and pompous idiot this clown is.

Comment by THC on 06-09-2018

If this trainer is right, then he better be prepared to throw in the towel for Horn, who won't quit or go down. I foresee a Mayweather-Gatti type beatdown.

Comment by Corelone on 06-08-2018

[QUOTE=Verus;18843023]If Horn compares to anyone it is Gene Fullmer who had limited talent but was very physical and a bit dirty in the ring. Sean Porter also comes to mind.[/QUOTE] Nice. Gene did a lot of the same things. Lets…

Comment by BigTony69 on 06-08-2018

How can you possibly compare Hornball to Marciano? What a blasphemous joke.

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