Horn Agrees To Terms To Fight Crawford
Another major fight is closer to reality as Jeff Horn’s camp has agreed to terms to defend his WBO welterweight title against Terence Crawford.
The much rumored fight set for April 21st at the T-Mobile Arena should be made official as soon as next week, as rumors of the clash began following Horn’s December victory of Gary Corcoran in Brisbane.
Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton claimed in an interview that they were satisfied with the renegotiated purse and said all there was left to do was to put pen to paper.
“As far as we’re concerned, it’s pretty much a deal,” Rushton said.
“But no deal’s done until it’s done, so we just have to cross t’s, dot i’s and actually get this thing locked down.
“We have certainly agreed on all the key terms and from our side, it’s a go. Now Bob (Arum)’s got to tidy up some loose ends. We have total confidence in Bob and Top Rank that he’ll get this all locked up and we’ll have a contract in our hands by the end of next week.”
Arum still has to reach an agreement on the terms with Crawford and his team.
Horn defeated England’s Gary Corcoran with an 11th-round stoppage last month in Brisbane in his first world title defense.