Brisbane’s undefeated World Champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn takes on another undefeated fighter in America’s Terence Crawford in Las Vegas on Sunday morning (10am AEST). Considered by many to be boxing’s current “pound for pound’ king, Crawford is heavily favoured to win the fight @ $1.18. But there are a few reasons to suggest Horn can cause another upset especially if it goes into the later rounds.
- Firstly what Crawford has to contend with is a tough, awkward, relentless pressure fighter who has been to hell before and found an extra gear against all odds. The old adage is ‘styles make fights’ and sheer class won’t be enough for Crawford to win this one. There is no doubt Horn will make him dig deep in a way that proved too much for the great Manny Pacquiao.
- After unifying the 140 pound division, Crawford is going up in weight to 147 pounds for the first time. How a fighter deals with a move up in weight is hard to predict. Do their punches have the same sting? Can they take the extra power themselves? And how does an inability to impose their will affect their confidence as the fight goes on?
- This fight was delayed due to a hand injury that Crawford suffered in his training camp. This had the Horn camp labelling him as a “Princess” which he didn’t take too well. Jeff Horn is simply not the man you want to face coming off a hand injury. It could be re-aggravated very quickly against a fighter whose style ensures that you don’t always connect in a traditional fashion.
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