Crawford: Horn Cannot Be Underestimated

Most in the boxing community feel that Terence Crawford will make easy work of WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn when they meet in a title bout next week.

Crawford is a 14-to-1 favorite to defeat Horn, who upset Manny Pacquiao last July to win the WBO Title. This will be Crawford’s first bout at welterweight after becoming the undisputed light welterweight champion with a knockout win over Julius Indongo last August.

Crawford, however, tells Boxing Scene that Horn cannot be underestimated.

“I tell everybody Jeff Horn is a real crafty type of guy,” Crawford said. “On the outside, you look at him and you don’t think much of him. But then, when you’re inside the ring with him, he’s strong, he’s durable, he’s off rhythm and he’s got a different type of fighting style that can beat anybody on any given day. You have to be prepared for anything from him come fight night.”

A lot of people don’t look at the real details. They don’t see his feints, his angles, his punch selection. Things like that, those are the things that I look at, the things that he does that are different, that are unorthodox and can frustrate a fighter.

Crawford also comes in the smaller man, and he expects the 5-foot-9 fighter to come in and utilize his size advantage from the opening bell.

I feel like he’s gonna come in there and try to bully me and use his strength. And that’s something that we’re gonna be up for. He fights to win. I love a person to fight to win, because I’m coming in there to fight to win and that’s gonna make for an exciting fight.

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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