Horn Wants Crawford Rematch In Australia
While Anthony Mundine is next in the line of sight for Jeff Horn, the idea of a rematch against now WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has not slipped his mind.
Crawford would take the title from Horn in the ninth round of their June showdown in Las Vegas, Horn’s first professional loss, and has been a thorn in his side ever since.
Horn plans to bounce back against Mundine, in a major fight at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, and then set the path for a rematch against Crawford in his native land.
“Vegas was an amazing experience, but I did a lot wrong,’’ Horn said to Courier Mail. “I know I can fight a lot better than I did against Crawford. He was able to outbox me on the back foot, but I’ve learned from that not to rush.
“It’s frustrating to be out of the world title picture and to have that TKO loss against my name — it was my first loss since I was at the Olympics six years ago. I’m still getting over it.
“There’s no better remedy, though, than to come back with a big win. To get back on the world stage I have to beat Mundine well. I would love to fight Crawford again in my backyard and it might be a different story next time.’’
Horn’s motivation to return to Australia is driving his fight with Mundine, as he returns to where 50,000 people saw him score an upset over Manny Pacquiao in 2017.
“It was breathtaking fighting Pacquiao here, having everyone cheering your name,’’ Horn said. “To come here and do it again against Mundine will be a dream come true.’’
Quotes via Boxing Scene