Jeff Horn says he can beat Terence Crawford just like he did Pacquiao

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If he could pull it off, it would almost certainly go down as a bigger upset than the one he scored in July of this year in dethroning defending WBO welterweight champ Manny Pacquiao – and Jeff Horn says he “knows” he can do it: beat pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford.

As per Australia’s Grantlee Kieza’s weekly boxing blog via The Courier Mail, Horn says he is “very keen to fight Terence Crawford.” The unbeaten Horn faces Britain’s Gary Corcoran on December 13 in Brisbane, but “The Hornet” is looking at a massive fight with unbeaten two-weight king Crawford; who has recently moved up to 147.

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Jeff Horn faces Gary Corcoran on Dec.13 on ESPN

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Boxing’s Cinderella Man and Brisbane, Australia’s favorite son, Jeff “The Hornet” Horn, returns to the ring in the first defense of the world title he won off the legendary Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao. Horn (17-0-1, 11 KOs) will be risking his newly-minted World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown against Top-10 contender Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1, 7 KOs), of London. It will be the Brit’s first fight outside the United Kingdom. The Horn vs. Corcoran world welterweight championship fight will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at the Brisbane Convention Centre and will be televised live and exclusively at 6:30 a.m. EST on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

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Terence Crawford named mandatory challenger for Jeff Horn’s WBO welterweight title

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It’s a fight Bob Arum has expressed a good deal of interest in making and now, due to the WBO installing Terence Crawford as the mandatory challenger for WBO welter ruler Jeff Horn, the fight is a big step closer towards taking place.

As per a twitter message from the WBO: “Crawford is mandatory contender for Jeff Horn. Fight will have to be arranged within 90 days after Horn next optional defence.”

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Jeff Horn looking at possible McGregor fight and Pacquiao return, but must first get past Gary Corcoran

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Will MMA star Conor McGregor take another shot at boxing glory? Currently, in light of how financially successful McGregor’s August fight with Floyd Mayweather was, the Irish warrior has a few boxing options open to him – including a fight with Paulie Malignaggi and a fight with reigning WBO welterweight champ Jeff Horn.

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Jeff Horn to face Gary Corcoran in December

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Australian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (17-0-1) is expected to take on Londoner Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1) in the maiden defence of his WBO world welterweight title.

Promoter Bob Arum, who co-promotes Horn, has suggested that the WBO world title fight will take place at the SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday 15th December, televised live on ESPN.

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2017: A year of good fights, bad scoring

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When the time comes and fight fans look back on 2017 as a whole, chances are pretty good they will feel the year was pretty good, overall. There are still some big fights to come in a year that has already seen its share of them, so things could get even better in terms of excellent action on display here in 2017.

However, one thing that has tarnished this year’s boxing calendar, is poor scoring by a number of judges. Of the great, good or big fights that have gone down this year – Jeff Horn-Manny Pacquiao, Antonio Margarito-Carson Jones, Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez and Joseph Parker-Hughie Fury being standout examples, a number of them had one thing in common: hugely debatable, controversial score-cards.

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Jeff Horn’s next opponent still TBA; a number of top-10 fighters in consideration

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Two things seem certain when it comes to Jeff Horn, the undefeated WBO welterweight champ: he will fight again, in Australia before the end of the year, and it will not be against Manny Pacquiao.

Pac Man, who shockingly lost to Horn on July 2, has stated how he still wants a return fight with Horn, but not until next year as he is busy with his many Senatorial duties. But Horn wishes to stay active and right now a suitable, top-10 rated fighter is being negotiated. A day ago, a news story broke saying how Britain’s Bradley Skeete, 27-1(12) and the reigning WBO European welterweight champion, had got the big fight, but Dean Lonergan of Duco who promote Horn has issued an official statement saying that this report was guilty of being premature.

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Pacquiao says again how Horn rematch will take place in The Philippines

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As fight fans have probably read, the planned November 12 rematch between Jeff Horn and Manny Pacquiao is now off; due to Manny declaring he is “busy with government duties” and cannot fight the WBC welterweight champ again until next year. Team Horn now search a suitable Nov. 12 replacement foe.

However, Pac Man has again stated that when the rematch does take place, next year some time, it will NOT be in Australia, but in his homeland of the Philippines

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