Sport Jeff Horn needs only 'one Crawford punch'

12:06  16 may  2018
12:06  16 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Jeff Horn 's world title fight against Terence Crawford is unlikely to go the distance in Las Vegas - one way or the other. The American has won 23 of his 32 professional fights by knockout and Horn is talking up his first punch ahead of the June 9 defence of his WBO welterweight title. "I only need one

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The American has won 23 of his 32 professional fights by knockout and Horn is talking up his first punch ahead of the June 9 defence of his WBO welterweight title.

"I only need one shot ... He's going to be fast and hard to hit but, if I can land it, he's definitely going to be on the back foot," he told reporters on Wednesday.

Horn, whose colourful trainer Glenn Rushton says he has "the right hand from hell", says it's all part of his strategy to upset two-division world champion Crawford.

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FightHype.com was on hand at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada where undefeated multi-division world champion Terence Crawford and WBO welterweight

"I can't sit back there and think I'm going to counter-fight another counter-fighter," he said.

"He's very good at doing that and I've just got to rough him up a little bit."

The 30-year-old - with a 3-4kg weight advantage over Crawford - said he felt in better shape than he did before his 2017 points title win over Manny Pacquiao.

"Weight-wise, I'm pretty good. I'm actually in the 70s (kgs) at the moment ... So if I can stay here or get a little bit lighter, I'm going to make it (the weight limit) easily," he said.

Rushton hinted Horn had dropped numerous opponents in the past few weeks while sparring.

"I don't punch and tell but I'm doing very well at the moment," he said in reply to a question about his sparring partners.

Horn will continue his preparation with American boxer Ray Robinson, who had previously beaten Crawford.

"I've been fighting for 10-plus years. I've got the skill - I've got the know-how," Horn said.

Horn says crash won't hurt fight prospects .
Champion boxer Jeff Horn says a serious car crash in Brisbane left him shocked, but it won't stop him from beating American rival Terrence Crawford next month.Horn says he felt an enormous hit in the back and his head snapped back when he was rear-ended in a three-car pile-up at Rocklea on Wednesday afternoon.

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