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Photos: Terence Crawford Crushes Jeff Horn, Captures WBO Belt

Unbeaten Terence Crawford punished Jeff Horn en route to a ninth-round technical knockout on Saturday to seize the Australian's World Boxing Organization welterweight world title. (photos by Mikey Williams).

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America's Crawford, the former undisputed super lightweight world title holder, outclassed the Aussie who was defending the title he won in a huge upset of Manny Pacquiao in July of last year in Brisbane.

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Horn defended the belt with a technical knockout of Gary Corcoran in December, but he was dominated by Crawford all the way at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Crawford, who improved to 33-0 with 24 knockouts, battered Horn for eight rounds, knocking him down in the ninth with a flurry of blows.

Horn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round.

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With the win Crawford claimed a world title in a third weight division.

He defeated Julius Indongo last August to become the undisputed super lightweight world champion.

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A former WBO lightweight world champ, Crawford made the move up to welterweight in impressive fashion.

He won every round and was never really hurt by Horn, who fell to 18-1 with one draw and 12 knockouts.

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A vocal Australian contingent among the crowd of 8,112 lustily backed Horn, but he was in trouble from the start as Crawford caught him with a hard left just seconds in.

Crawford, using his speed and his ability to switch stances to good effect, landed almost at will, Horn absorbing the punishment without finding a way to answer.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 06-11-2018

[QUOTE=TheJash;18848758][MENTION=198118]robbyheartbaby[/MENTION] World level?? What fight were you watching?? His only strategy was to constantly lead with the head and charge straight in and tangle up Crawford to get a few cheap shots in the clinch. Admit it, Horn wasn't deserving…

Comment by slimPickings on 06-11-2018

Tough night at the office for sure. No shame in losing to Bud. Horn's one ace it appeared was his size and strength. Even that became a none factor and that pretty much sealed his fate.

Comment by BaDaBingVIP2 on 06-11-2018

love buds killer instinct though. methodical breaking the man down mentally and physically. then to not let the man off the hook and keep his aggression up and get his man out of there. like Bradley say that dude is…

Comment by bluemax on 06-11-2018

I like Horn. I think he's a decent human being and an all around ggod guy. Terrance Crawford did what he was supposed too and looked awesome in the fight. As for Horn He has already exceeded his natural ability…

Comment by Letmaku on 06-11-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18848709]loud mouthed Aussie goofball, wow. Horn is anything but he just got sick of tired.of being treated like s*** by the media and fans. Bud was the star yes of course he was, but can't people have a little respect…

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