Jeff Horn Vows To Get "Early Respect" From Terence Crawford

WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) has vowed to get some early respect from mandatory challenger Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs).

The contest is scheduled to take place in June 9th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Horn captured the title in July 2017, when he won an upset twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao at the SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.


Crawford, who captured a world title at lightweight and unified the entire junior welterweight division, is taking part in his first bout at 147-pounds.

Unlike Pacquiao, Crawford starts to work his craft very early to gain the advantage from the start.

Horn is anticipating the likelihood of Crawford taking the lead from the opening bell - which is why the Australian star is planning to fight fire with fire to shake Crawford's confidence.

"He’s [Crawford] a different fighter because he likes that counter-punching style, where Manny likes to fight in bursts. He wants to be on top of you straight away," Horn said to The Age.

"I have to treat it the same way and show him [Crawford] little respect in there. I’m the world champion, he’s coming to fight me and I have to show that I am the champion."

When Horn defeated Pacquiao, there were over 50,000 fans in the venue. There won't be that many at the MGM Grand, but Horn is very excited to headline a major event in Las Vegas.

"It’s pretty inspiring [to fight in Vegas]. I went there for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and for a holiday as well as the ESPYs. I’ve been there a few times. It’s an amazing place. But to fight there will be different," Horn said.

"Duco have done a really good thing to make these big shows for me. Suncorp, you can’t beat that. The bright lights are there but it will be the same as all the other fights."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MarB on 05-14-2018

Im just gonna throw this out there. What if Horn actually wins this fight? How will you guys think this would affect the division? For the record im thinking bud will win but just wondering

Comment by Nomadic on 05-14-2018

Same people on here who cried and said Ward used dirty tactics are the same ones on here praising Horn for deliberately head butting Pac for the false win.

Comment by revelated on 05-14-2018

[QUOTE=Karoriori;18769819]Crawford should have steered clear and faked another injury. He will find out the hard way when he enters the Hornets nest[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18769867]Horn gonna show this punk Crawford about levels. While Bud was feasting on bums Horn was beating Manny.…

Comment by jonnyc420 on 05-14-2018

Only thing he earning is an asskicking from Crawford.

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 05-14-2018

Hopefully, Horn's teaching credentials are current. He'll need something to fall back on after he gets out of the ICU.

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