Crawford stops Horn to seize WBO welterweight world title

Crawford Expected To Outlast Horn

Referee Robert Byrd stopped the fight with 28 seconds left in the round.

He was given an hour to make the weight or forfeit the world title and finally came in spot on the weight 40 minutes later after a hot shower. By the third round, Crawford was punishing the Aussie with vicious power shots. Crawford showcased his pinpoint accuracy and turned up the number of punches thrown.

Back in 1926 Bert became the first man to land an aircraft on an English mountain when he powered his little biplane through a storm to land on a small patch of grass on the highest peak in the Lakes District. He landed 155 of 367 punches (42 percent), while Horn landed 58 of 257 (23 percent), none of which seemed to do much of anything.

In the second half of the battle horn exhausted, which allowed Crawford to finally make the fight one-sided.

"Definitely. I should have worked harder in that fight, upset him a bit more". "I just had to get in the ring and prove it".

"I could see face-to-face with Terence he was a bit rattled. He wants to be really respected as a fighter", Rushton said.

Whether he gets those matchups remains to be seen, but other champs will take notice of his victory.

America's Crawford, the former undisputed super lightweight world title holder, outclassed the Aussie who was defending the title he won in a huge upset of Manny Pacquiao in July of past year in Brisbane. He landed only six punches per round, on average, through the first four. Never was Horn (18-1-1) on the verge of winning a round. "He has taught me almost everything I know, at least the base of everything I know", Horn said. Errol Spence Jr. is another great, young fighter and a match between he and Crawford would be the unfortunately rare battle of two great, undefeated fighters in their prime.

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Crawford is a tough and unsafe man, raised amid violence, schooled in a world of guns and drugs and so fierce and formidable that he once drove himself to hospital after a gangster shot him in the back of the head.

He defeated Julius Indongo last August to become the undisputed super lightweight world champion.

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Horn has traditionally struggled to make weight.

Horn was quick to blame "tricks" from promoters Top Rank - who quickly denied any allegations of foul play - while his trainer, Glenn Rushton, insisted they had not gotten anything wrong in their preparation.

The 5-feet-9 Horn stands one inch taller than Crawford, but they officially weighed in one pound apart.

One of the most interesting things about their 12-round, 147-pound fight is how the heavily favored Crawford will handle his move up from 140 pounds to the welterweight division.

"It's just continually climbing steeper mountains until you say I can climb Mount Everest, I can climb any mountain in the world". "Y'all didn't believe me". I wish I'd have met me when I was your age, but you have.

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