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Jeff Horn looking for a rematch as Terrence Crawford claims title

Terence Crawford dominated Jeff Horn from the opening bell in Saturday’s clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, forcing a ninth-round end to claim the WBO welterweight champion.

Crawford now has titles in three weight divisions, having come up to the 66.68kg limit after unifying the four major light welterweight titles last year.

“I feel like I’m getting better and better,” Crawford said.

“I feel like I’m stronger, more energised. This is a great division for me”.

Even their trainers, Rushton and McIntyre, also traded insults for weeks before the fight but none of it bothered Crawford.

“They were trying to get under my skin,” he said.

“What him and his coaches and my coach had going on, it had nothing to do with me, I stayed focused.” Later adding that he would be up for a rematch if that was on the table.

Crawford’s performance will have only reaffirmed his status as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, if not the outright No.1.

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum even compared Terence Crawford to ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard in his prime.

James Willis speaks with the American favourite, Terence Crawford, just days out from the fight.

The notoriously media-shy superstar says he’s ready to extend his unbeaten record.

“I’m going great. I’m feeling healthy, I’m ready to go out there and put on a show.”

 

Macquarie Sports Radio reporter James Willis was in Las Vegas following all the action with exclusive interviews pre-fight

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James Willis speaks with legendary boxing promoter Bob Arum in Las Vegas.

The man has been at the top of the game for 50 years, going back to Muhammad Ali’s dynasty.

Arum tells James Terence Crawford is up there with the great Sugar Ray Leonard.

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Australian Jeff Horn hits the bag during practice in Vegas

James Willis is in Las Vegas as a guest of Duco Events

Macquarie Sports Radio
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