Jeff Horn: If Crawford is So Good - Let Him Fight With One Hand!

SYDNEY, Australia - As previously reported on, WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn's title defence in Las Vegas next month has been postponed after mandatory challenger Terence Crawford injured his hand while sparring, organizers said Thursday.

The Australian was due to fight the undefeated Crawford on April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, but it has now been put back to a yet-to-be-decided date.

"Jeff Horn's scheduled world title defence against highly-rated American Terence Crawford has been postponed," Horn's team said in a statement. "Crawford suffered an injury to his right hand in a sparring session and a rescheduled date is yet to be determined."


Horn, who upset eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao to take the World Boxing Organisation title last July, said he was disappointed and cast doubt of the seriousness of the injury.

"Hopefully it's an injury he's had to postpone it for and not a tactic to throw us off our game," Horn said.

"The Americans are saying he's such a great fighter, why doesn't he fight with one hand then."

Horn is not alone in doubting the severity of the injury, as Crawford's hand issue was revealed only hours prior to an internal ESPN announcement that Crawford-Horn would be exclusively streamed on a brand new ESPN app that is set to launch in the coming months.

After Horn pulled off his shocker over Pacquiao, there was a rematch in discussions for last November, but the Filipino veteran withdrew after citing scheduling conflicts with his work as a senator in the Philippines.

Horn would instead defend his title in December with an 11th-round stoppage of England's Gary Corcoran.

Crawford is unbeaten in 32 bouts and will move up from the junior welterweight division to welterweight to challenge the Australian. Crawford also held a world title at the lightweight limit of 135.

The fight is now being targeted for mid-May or a date sometime in June.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Letmaku on 03-16-2018

These two cheaters need trash talk because they are overpaid and Arum will be bankrupt without Pacquiao.

Comment by Letmaku on 03-16-2018

Horny can't wait to bully craward😂

Comment by yoshik on 03-15-2018

Becoming the laughing stock of the boxing world except for Aussies and idiot #casuals.

Comment by Redd Foxx on 03-15-2018

Horn has the worst verbal game. Seriously, I've suspected the guy to be a little slow and lines like this don't convince me otherwise. Who the fuk would think that's a witty line in 2018?

Comment by mathed on 03-15-2018

AHAHAHA, this toolbag wants to fight a gimp. Thought the hornet was a "beast", why does he want to have advantages? This fool knows his only shot would be if Crawford fought with one arm and even then, Bud would…

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