Horn’s Trainer Talks Crawford Strategy
After his shocking victory over Manny Pacquiao, Jeff Horn’s trainer believes that Terence Crawford won’t make the same mistake in underestimating the Australian fighter.
Glenn Rushton, believes his counterpart Brian McIntyre will have learned from the errors of Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao and will look to take Jeff Horn seriously when the two square off for the WBO welterweight title.
As reported by Boxing Scene, Horn returned to training on Monday for what will be his toughest challenge to date, as he defends the WBO welterweight title against Crawford on April 14th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The 29-year-old on Monday started his training camp after taking time off following his victory over Gary Corcoran, and the birth of his first child, Isabelle.
“Everyone’s got to go back to work and everyone knows how hard that can be,” Horn told reporters.
Rushton believes he is 80 percent through his studing of Crawford, who walks into the fight as Horn’s mandatory challenger after unifying the entire junior welterweight division.
Experts believe that Crawford will have an easy victory against Horn.
And while Horn admitted he will have to outbox Crawford, something nobody has ever done before. he also will need to use his size to his advantage to stand any chance.
Rushton said there is zero margin for error given the “analytical” ability of Crawford’s team, particularly McIntyre, who has been by his side since his amateur days.
“I deeply respect the Crawford team. Brian McIntyre his coach has been with him since he’s a kid,” Rushton said.
“I respect that, the fact they’ve built that bond over time. Knowing McIntyre and the way their team and the professionalism of the team, they saw what happened with Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao when they underestimated us.
“I do not believe that McIntyre will make the same mistake. I think he will be very well prepared.”
Rushton is still awaiting final paperwork for the fight but does not foresee any last-minute hiccups.
“I wish it was signed today,” he said. “The sooner the better.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene