Boxing: Terence Crawford fires back at Jeff Horn

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Earlier this week we learned that the upcoming bout between Terence Crawford and Jeff Horn was being pushed back due to a minor hand injury Crawford suffered during a recent sparring session.While the hand injury is considered nothing more than “a little road bump” by Crawford’s manager and trainer Brian McIntyre, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank intends to reschedule the fight for May or June. The fight was originally scheduled for April 14th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.It didn’t take long before Horn’s team took the opportunity to troll Crawford. Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to “toughen up, princess” according to an article that came out yesterday. Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling him a “soft c**k”.

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He also said,”He should just harden up. Like seriously, bang it full of cortisone and get on with it,” Lonergan said. “These Yanks are nowhere near as tough as they make themselves out to be and I can’t wait for our boy to go up there and kick his ass.”

As far as Horn himself, he said: “He has to harden up. It’s just a slight hand injury, get a bit of cortisone in it. Just grind through it and get the job done. This is just not Australian. We wouldn’t do that. We would’ve proceeded if it was us.”

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Crawford isn’t exactly known to be a big trash talker but he has made an exception for Horn this time.

“I’m going to show you a little princess come fight night. You just keep training and keeping my belt warm, because I’m f***ing you up come fight night. You, me and everyone know it,” Crawford blasted on social media”.

Crawford has previously been cordial towards Horn in all his talk leading up to this point but it’s apparent they’ve gotten under his skin now.


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