Jeff Horn holds tough
test in Terence Crawford clash
Horn holds tough test in Terence Crawford clash
Horn has an almighty
task on his hands in his next professional outing, as the reigning WBO welterweight
champion defends his crown against the dangerous and highly talented Terence Crawford.
is currently regarded as one of the top three best pound-for-pound fighters in
the sport, alongside Ukrainian maestro Vasyl Lomachenko and middleweight kingpin
Gennady Golovkin, as he now next prepares to become a three-weight world champion.
has already reigned supreme at both lightweight and light-welterweight in his
illustrious career to date, with the American having also achieved a slice of
history last year before opting to move up divisions in search of further silverware
Nebraska native halted Julius Indongo inside three lop-sided rounds to become
the undisputed champion at 140lbs. This feat saw him become the first fighter
to become undisputed champion since Jermain Taylor back in 2005, proving how hard
it is to rally to all the belts in the current climate.
up he jumps up to 147lbs in order to challenge Australian ace Jeff Horn, who has
risen to prominence himself in recent years. The Brisbane-born fighter secured
a historic achievement back in July of last year when he dethroned Filipino legend
and eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.
the Suncorp Stadium on Australian territory, the former school teacher rallied
his way to a somewhat controversial unanimous decision triumph over 'Pacman'.
Many believed the result to be somewhat of a robbery in favour of the home fighter,
but Horn certainly put it to Pacquiao during the course of 12 bloody and exciting
rounds on home soil.
now 30-year-old, known as 'the Hornet', then went on to successfully defend his
WBO crown with an 11th-round stoppage success over maiden challenger Gary Corcoran,
who arrived from London with the intentions of becoming world champion.
Horn proved to be too strong, as he enjoyed a late finish to proceedings, and
he has since been paired up with Crawford for what is set to be another intriguing
and highly interesting affair at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
fighter from down under faces a very testing outing, though, with 'Bud' having
showcased immense form in recent outings. His destruction of Indongo followed
up other impressive displays against top contenders and challengers.
had previously stopped Felix Diaz and John Molina Jr, while he inflicted a lot
of damage on Ukrainian Victor Postol during their entertaining match-up back in
July 2016, in which the American came out with his hand raised highest with a
unanimous decision victory.