Terence Crawford has officially crashed the party at 147-pounds.
If Horn hadn't made weight, he would've been stripped of his title and paid financial penalties to Crawford and the NSAC to move forward with their fight. "He did everything we expected him to do". He came in there with the intentions of roughing me up and getting aggressive. "I feel like this is a great division for me, I feel like I'm stronger and more energized at 147". I think they underestimated me a little bit.
"I am going to be stronger".
"I think there was a bit of tricks up their sleeve with this one, because he was just underweight and I was just over".
"We're going to make up a plan and see where we go, but I assure you that we're looking for the biggest fights out there".More news: Porsche Unveils 911 Speedster Concept to Celebrate 70th Anniversary
"Crawford seemed a lot more jumpy today, really unsettled".
While Horn was on the scales, Crawford's huge trainer Brian McIntyre derided the world champ as amateurish for being overweight at his first two attempts. He fought once since, stopping Gary Corcoran in Brisbane in December to retain his title. Crawford landed 155 of 367 punches in the fight with a 42 percent accuracy rate. He stuck his tongue out and wound up with some punches as he nailed Horn with heavy shots from all angles, especially straight lefts, in what was easy work. He was comprehensively thrashed, alright, with the referee rightly calling a halt late in the ninth round, all of which Crawford had won, but retained respect by staying on his feet for as long as he did against a clearly superior opponent. "If it's an error from the Horn camp, it's not a good error", Fenech said.
"He's a classy fighter, hopefully he shows some humility".
The courageous Horn was all class in defeat but could not match Crawford for speed or punch accuracy.
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"Like I told you all before, I'm strong". Horn, who suffered a small cut over his right eye in the fourth round, had no answers for anything, and it didn't get much better. Effortlessly, Crawford absorbed the hard-charging Horn the entire fight, while dodging the big blows and countering effectively to wear down his opponent. Crawford landed 26 of 54 punches in the third round and it was clear he found his rhythm.
FightNights.com had the fight a shutout for Crawford at the time of the stoppage. Though it's been close to one year since Crawford has been in the ring, when he fought at 140, he looked every bit the part of a hard-hitting welterweight. It's the highest praise I can give a fighter, a welterweight, that he reminds me of Sugar Ray Leonard. And this guy is equal if not better than Ray was.
"His future is unlimited". Many still believe that Horn's victory over Pacquiao to capture the title in Australia in July 2017 was a case of inaccurate scorecards.
LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 09: Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford battle in the fifth round.
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Horn who is the WBO world welterweight champion defending this weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will have an hour to come back and weigh in inside the welterweight limit. According to betting site Vegas Insider, Crawford is a -800 favorite, while Horn is a +550 underdog.