Horn is 30 and not likely to get much better - although he might get a bit smarter.
Another former world champion, Andre Ward, said it was a "bad look" for Horn, especially considering he is the man with the belt. Crawford had nothing left to prove at junior welterweight, and there were big-money fights on the horizon at 147.
IN a tragic day for Australian boxing Jeff Horn lost his WBO world welterweight title to brash American Terence Crawford by ninth round stoppage in Las Vegas. In his first ever fight at welterweight (147), Crawford thoroughly dominated Horn, winning every round and flooring the Australian en route to a 9th-round TKO victory. "You know, y'all didn't believe me and I was way stronger than him". So you wouldn 't blame him for giving serious consideration to the pros and cons of taking the money, and his health, and living happily ever after, knowing that Australian sports fans will always have a soft spot for the story of the determined kid who got sick of being bullied at school and made a decision to learn to fight back and went all the way to the top of the world. Crawford could've won that title even if Horn didn't meet his contractual obligation because Crawford made weight. Crawford was all over him when the fight resumed, and as he blasted him with both hands, referee Robert Byrd jumped in to stop the fight at 2 minutes, 33 seconds. "He got hit harder by Pacquiao".
"Glenn's my rock, he mentally prepares me for the fights".
Though he never appeared frustrated, Horn couldn't find a rhythm against Crawford, who chuckled in the middle in the fourth, the same round he opened a small cut on Horn's left eyebrow.
"I really wanted to press forward". Even when he managed to land some hard shots in the sixth Crawford met him with big body shots and a sizzling uppercut and rather than be intimidated by Horn's superior size and strength he was able to throw him around into the ropes.
"His future is unlimited".
The 30-year-old Crawford, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Horn, also 30, were supposed to fight April 14 at Mandalay Bay Events Center. "He reminds me of Sugar Ray Leonard and that is a great compliment because I always thought Leonard was the best", gushed Arum.
The fight marked the first attempt to attract boxing fans to ESPN's new $4.99 per month app, which allowed them to watch the bout from the MGM Grand Garden.
Horn originally won the belt past year in a close and controversial decision in Australia against former champion Manny Pacquiao, also promoted by the same promoter of Terence Crawford - Bob Arum of Top Rank. With the win, it opened the door for Pedraza to challenge WBO lightweight world champion Ray Beltran in August.
Jeff Horn insists he left the ring without his head buzzing but admits to hearing voices at stages during his loss to Terence Crawford.
Jeff Horn v Terence Crawford pay per view will be broadcast on Foxtel Channel 507. According to betting site Vegas Insider, Crawford is a -800 favorite, while Horn is a +550 underdog.