Top Rank on ESPN Hits Unforgettable High Notes in its Inaugural Year

Top Rank on ESPN has racked up banner results in its 2017 debut.  The series kicked off July 1, 2017 with the memorable live telecast of the “Battle of Brisbane,” Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao’s first non-PPV fight since September, 2005.  The Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn battle for the WBO World Welterweight Championship fight ranks as the highest-rated and most-watched boxing telecast on cable television since 2006 and ESPN’s highest-rated boxing telecast since 1995.

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Team-Horn: Jeff will achieve greatness by defeating Terence Crawford

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If Jeff Horn shocked the boxing world with his wholly unexpected July 2017 decision win over Manny Pacquiao, what will the reigning and defending WBO welterweight champion achieve if he manages to defeat the unbeaten Terence Crawford in the upcoming April 21 fight in Las Vegas? Well, according to Team-Horn, the champ’s trainer Glenn Rushton in particular, “The Hornet,” as the also undefeated Horn in known, will achieve nothing less than greatness with an upset win over the former 135 and 140 pound king.

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Jeff Horn agrees terms for Terence Crawford fight, official announcement for April 21 fight could come next week

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It looks as though the April 21 clash between reigning WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn and unbeaten challenger and former 140 pound king Terence Crawford is all set to go. According to a news piece via The New Daily, Horn has “agreed on all the key terms” and he and his team are fully anticipating the fight to go ahead.

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If Jeff Horn vacates, Crawford’s next available contender Pacquiao

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WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn hasn’t made it clear yet whether he’ll take the fight with his mandatory challenger Terence Crawford in early 2018. While Horn’s co-promoter Bob Arum wants him to take the fight with Crawford, he could potentially swerve the fight by vacating the WBO title and taking a bigger money fight against fellow Australian Anthony Mundine.

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Crawford sends message to Jeff Horn: I’m totally different from Corcoran

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Undefeated two-division world champion TERENCE “Bud” CRAWFORD (32-0, 32 KOs), from Omaha,is ready to move out of the junior welterweight division and up to the welterweight class. Crawford, the 2014 Fighter of the Year, became boxing’s first undisputed world champion in 15 years when he knocked out fellow unified world champion Julius Indongo over the summer.

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Jeff Horn retains WBO welterweight title with 11th round stoppage of a game Gary Corcoran

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Earlier today in Brisbane, Australia, Jeff Horn made a successful first defence of the WBO welterweight title he won by sensationally upsetting all-time great Manny Pacquiao back in July. Horn, who was well ahead on all three cards at the time, got the TKO win over Cororan of Great Britain in the 11th round. Time was 1:35 and Corcoran, who was pouring blood from a damaged left eye, was saved by his corner who signaled to the referee how he had had enough.

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Gary Corcoran says Jeff Horn is guilty of head-butting; says he’ll bite Horn if he butts him!

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Gary Corcoran of the UK is a big underdog going into next week’s (December 13) challenge of WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn. Horn, who shocked the world by beating Manny Pacquiao to take the belt in July, has vowed to prevent the once-beaten Corcoran from scoring a tremendous upset of his own when the two meet in Brisbane.

But Corcoran caused something of a sensation at the final presser before the fight, firstly by calling Horn a dirty fighter, one who deliberately used his head in the Pacquiao fight, and then by stating how, if he is butted intentionally during Wednesday’s fight, he will respond by biting the unbeaten champion.

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Which fight gets the vote for 2017’s Upset of The Year – so far?

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There is still some way to go before we reach the end of the year, 2017 proving to be a good one for boxing overall. And with a handful of big and significant fights still to come, chances are pretty good we could see another upset this month.

But so far, in a year that has seen a few boxing shockers, which upset – which stunner – stunned you the most?

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Horn-Corcoran fight on 12/13 on BoxNation

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British welterweight ace Gary Corcoran’s world title bid against Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff Horn will be shown exclusively live on BoxNation next month.

The 27-year-old will face the unbeaten Australian at the Brisbane Convention Centre on December 13th as he looks to cause an upset in Horn’s hometown by capturing his WBO welterweight world title.

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