The Hornet fails to sting in brave Vegas showing

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    Jeff Horn has suffered the first defeat of his professional boxing career.

    The Aussie couldn’t compete with the phenomenal speed of the now-WBO welterweight champion of the world, Terrence ‘Bud’ Crawford.

    The flurry of fists that Horn endured before the referee called time was something else. Crawford is one special fighter and not a bad bloke either, his southpaw stance proving too much for the former school teacher.

    ‘The Hornet’ was cut as early as the third round and he was out on his feet by the seventh, the fight finally being called in the ninth.

    Despite his loss of the world championship, nobody can question Horn’s fearless determination and toughness, not even the Americans. To go nine rounds with possibly the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world is something to be proud of.

    Horn is not done. He’ll have a well-earned break and most likely go back to the Australian boxing league and dominate the competition, building his way up the ranks again. In what weight division is yet to be seen, but I would not be surprised if he goes up a division into the light middleweight category.

    But for now, a deserved payday and holiday for arguably the toughest man in Australian sport.

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    • June 10th 2018 @ 6:33pm
      BrainsTrust said | June 10th 2018 @ 6:33pm | ! Report

      It was a bad fight to choose for Horn. While Horn is above Mundine Green he is not near the Terence Crawford level and he coould have milked his belt and win over Manny for a lot before having to face a tougher opponent and I am not meaning facing Terence Crawford he should have avoided him till there was at least 5-10 million on the line.

      • June 10th 2018 @ 10:11pm
        Geoff Dustby said | June 10th 2018 @ 10:11pm | ! Report

        great sport boxing, remain world champ while avoiding fighting the best

        • Roar Guru

          June 11th 2018 @ 12:33pm
          Matt H said | June 11th 2018 @ 12:33pm | ! Report

          Actually you can;t which is why Horn had to fight Crawford, the mandatory challenger.

    • Roar Pro

      June 10th 2018 @ 9:06pm
      Jason Andrews said | June 10th 2018 @ 9:06pm | ! Report

      Brains Trust, Crawford was not a choice for Horn he was a mandatory challenger, meaning that Horn had to fight him or vacate the title and pay Crawford some “sorry mate but I’m not fighting you money”. Top rank set it up so that Arum gets Crawford as the champ and has the foundation for the Crawford v Pacqiuao fight that he wants

    • Roar Rookie

      June 11th 2018 @ 3:16pm
      WCE said | June 11th 2018 @ 3:16pm | ! Report

      I don’t understand why as an orthodox fighter Horn kept leading with his right exposing his head area to be hit so Crawford just tee’d off. I was hoping like hell the hornet would win this but from the outset , in my opinion, he didn’t look comfortable and his feet looked very stagnant like he couldn’t get his rhythm right.
      I hope he doesn’t fight Mundine now. Hurn deserves a fight against a good aussie up & coming fighter not a mouthy has been

      • June 11th 2018 @ 6:22pm
        Rabbits said | June 11th 2018 @ 6:22pm | ! Report

        If Horn wants to get paid some decent money, he’ll fight a guy with drawing power and a name. Right now on the Australian boxing scene Mundine is the marquee signature and as detestable as that is, that’s the way he should go for the time being.

    • Roar Pro

      June 11th 2018 @ 7:59pm
      Jason Andrews said | June 11th 2018 @ 7:59pm | ! Report

      The real problem with aussie boxing at the moment is that we have only two well know fighters to our name. Horn and Mundine. With Mundine only one loss away from retirement (although we have been saying that for five years now) and Horn losing his title, their is no one else to fill the void. Ten years ago we had about six boxers to watch in Australia, Mundine, Geale, Green, Soliman. Bika and Dib. Actually speaking of Dib, he is fighting for the vacate IBF Super-featherweight title in August against Tervin Farmer in Redfern. How is this fight not on PPV is beyond me. Good luck to him, if he wins he become Australia only world champ

      Tim Tszyu and Dave Toussiant are upcomers but the only reason we here about them is because they both called out Mundine. Neither man will probably fight Choc and will go back into darkness within a month (more than happy to be wrong about that)

      Horn and Mundine will probably never come to past, Horn probably wants to fight Mundine but he mamagement team wont let him.

    • June 12th 2018 @ 10:57am
      paulywalnuts said | June 12th 2018 @ 10:57am | ! Report

      I’d like to think a Mundine-Horn match up would be about as enticing as a slug race. But I suppose The Man will come out, wind everyone up and Aussie yob sporting fans will fall over themselves to shell out their hard earned on that mega fight.

      A rematch with Manny might hold slightly more credibility, but hard to think of what else there is for him. There’s some other good fighters in that division overseas, doubt there’ll be any more interest from the States

      • June 20th 2018 @ 12:36pm
        simon said | June 20th 2018 @ 12:36pm | ! Report

        If I were him I’d fight Mundine, take the money and run.

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