Arum Denies He’s Disrespecting Horn
Even though Jeff Horn’s promoter feels the contrary, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum denies that he has disrespected Jeff Horn ahead of his June 9th title defense against Terence Crawford.
Horn is set to defend his WBO welterweight title against Crawford in June after an injury to the Nebraska native’s hand would cause the fight to be postponed nearly two months.
Dean Lonergan believes that Crawford’s injury may not have been a lie to help the fighter prepare for horn, while Arum not only denies that but also told reporters that “nobody is treating Horn with disrespect.”
“This would be a massive thing for Horn to beat Crawford and he would get all the accolades that come with it.
“I think the winner of this fight will be considered the big superstar of the welterweight division.”
Arum defended his fighter by claiming two separate doctors ordered Crawford to rest, and that an issue over the gloves Crawford wanted and has used through his entire pro career.
While Crawford is considered the odds-on favorite on June 9th, Arum considered Horn very much in this fight.
“When you look at these two fighters, if you talk about boxing skills, no question that those belong to Crawford,” he said.
“But when you talk about size and strength and determination you have to give Horn a very, very good chance.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene