Horn Could Be Set for Return Against Kell Brook
WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn could be set to make a return to the boxing
ring next month in a clash with Britain's Kell Brook. If a deal can be reached
between the two parties, a fight between the former world champions is likely
to take place at super-welterweight in the UK.
was last in action in November where he was back to winning ways with a victory
over Anthony Mundine in Brisbane. The Australian claimed the WBO Oriental and
WBA Oceania middleweight titles in what was a short evening as he stopped his
opponent after just 1min 36secs of the first round.
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biggest win of Horn's professional career came in July 2017 when he upset the
odds to defeat
the legend that is Manny Pacquiao following the judges' scorecards. He defended
that title against Gary Corcoran in his next bout before losing to Terence Crawford
in a unification contest in Las Vegas last year.
on the other hand, recovered from losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence
Jr to win both of his fights in 2018 and he will be hoping to push for a world
title shot himself this year if he can get past Horn. The fight could take place
in Sheffield, the home town of Special K who beat Michael Zerafa at the FlyDSA
arena last month.
Agrees to Fight Crawford
pair Brook and Khan have been rumoured to have discussed the option of fighting
in a domestic contest in the near future, however, that has now been put on hold
as Khan has agreed to face WBO welterweight champion Crawford in April.
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returned to the ring in 2018 after a two-year absence and earned victories over
Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas. He is 9/2
in the latest boxing odds for his fight against Crawford which will take place
at Madison Square Garden in New York.
crushing defeat to Canelo Alvarez in 2016 looked to have ended the career of Khan
in 2016 and following that contest the British boxer appear on the reality TV
series I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here which was filmed in Australia. Khan
still aspirations of winning a world title again though, and he has the opportunity
to do that if he can beat Crawford who is unbeaten in 34 fights.
has been a world champion at three weight divisions so far. His first success
came in 2014 when he
got past Ricky Burns in Scotland for the WBO lightweight title. Just a year
later he went up to the light-welterweight division to claim the WBO strap following
a sixth-round stoppage of Yuriorkis Gamboa.
a number of years of defending his light-welterweight title, Bud fought at welterweight
for the first time when he took on Horn for the Australian's crown last June.
Crawford proved his class once again and since then has retained that belt, with
a victory coming against Jose Benavidez Jr. The American will have big plans in
2019 and in order to achieve those, he will be hoping to shine against Khan in
his opening assignment of the year.