Sport Jeff Horn needs only 'one Crawford punch'

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

Horn unfazed by Crawford's mind games

  Horn unfazed by Crawford's mind games Jeff Horn isn't getting sucked into contender Terence Crawford's antics as confusion still surrounds what gloves will be used in their June 9 world title fight.Just what gloves will be worn in their welterweight clash on June 9 is still unknown after Crawford denied he would used the controversial horse hair variety this week.

By Chris Williams: Jeff Horn ’s team have a deal in place for him to defend his WBO welterweight title against # 1 mandatory Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) on April 21. Horn is a straight ahead type of brawler. He’s the perfect type of fighter for a counter puncher like Crawford .

Tags: Jeff Horn Terence Crawford Crawford vs Horn . The horny ate all of the strongest punch in the ww and didnt even hit the canvass. This fight would be tough for crawford who…

  Jeff Horn needs only 'one Crawford punch' © Getty Images 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 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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Horn will lose badly if he lets Crawford peck away at him with his single pot shots all night long. To beat the switch-hitting counter puncher Crawford , you have to make it messy by “Madison Square Garden only holds 22,000. If the crowd boo him – which I don’t think they will – Jeff will rise above it.”

"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.

Storm's Scott faces three-game ban, Manly's Apisai also charged by NRL .
The NRL has issued its charges after a fiery victory for the Sea Eagles which could see two players at the centre of a brawl miss matches.Storm centre Scott was the first player sent off in the NRL since 2015 when he was given his marching orders after a flurry of punches thrown at Dylan Walker. He can reduce the sentence to two matches with an early plea.

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