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Jeff Horn Jabs Top Rank, Believes 'Tricks' Were Played With Scale

Jeff Horn has accused promoters Top Rank of playing "tricks" with the official scales after failing to make the weight at the first attempt for his mandatory world title defence against Terence Crawford.

In a dramatic weigh-in on Saturday morning, Horn was given an extra hour to come under the welterweight limit after initially being over the limit, clocking 148 pounds (67.13kg) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Horn then took off his underwear and was still over at 147.5 pounds (66.9kg).

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When he returned, he tipped the scales at 147 pounds (66.67kg) — right on the limit — after taking a hot shower to lose the excess weight of approximately 200g.

Had he gone over the weight again he would have been stripped on the spot of his WBO welterweight title.

Horn said he had tested his weight earlier on the official set of scales provided to his team by Top Rank, alleging the Bob Arum-run company, who are the promoters for Crawford, had sabotaged him.

"I knew this was coming," he said.

"I think there was a bit of tricks up their sleeve with this one, because he was just underweight and I was just over.

"There was a bit of play with the scales, we thought we'd calibrated our scales to the correct weight but they've tricked us."

Top Rank's Brad Jacobs flatly denied Horn's claims.

"Guys are overweight. Could have gone the same way for Crawford," he said.

Horn was one of three fighters on the card who missed the weight.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission only weighs fighters by the half-pound, meaning Horn may have actually been under marginally the limit the first time around.

Horn has struggled to make weight previously but his camp was supremely confident about his preparation, saying he was in the best shape of his life and woke up needing to lose only 1kg on Saturday.

Crawford had no weigh-in troubles, coming in at 146.5 pounds (66.45kg).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OCPancho on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;18847541]Yeah, ok and..?[/QUOTE] You said they failed to make weight. They did not . Nobody went to the sauna like Jeff . And a lot of the other fighters came in under the limit.

Comment by IMDAZED on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=OCPancho;18847002]They all made weight when they dropped their shorts .[/QUOTE] Yeah, ok and..?

Comment by Elroy The Great on 06-10-2018

an espn snippet :banana: - ''Crawford's [B][U]dominance[/U][/B] was illustrated by the CompuBox punch statistics. He landed 155 of 367 punches (42 percent) and Horn landed 58 of 257 (23 percent), none of which seemed to do much of anything.'' 50…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=daggum;18847354]yeah join them in the hall of fame![/QUOTE] [B][U]#15MinuteClique[/U][/B] :banana:

Comment by OCPancho on 06-10-2018

[QUOTE=boxinggod101;18845828]Can this clown go back in obscurity after this fight? After having a gift vs Manny and using the worse dirty tactics I see in a long time, now he actslike hes all that. Please Bud, f*ck him up fast[/QUOTE]…

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