UPDATE @ 1.45 PM Sunday | Aussie boxing superstar Jeff Horn has been defeated by America’s Terence Crawford in Las Vegas.
The former Brisbane school teacher held out a tough and courageous fight, going down in the ninth round by TKO.
“I’m disappointed, but I’m not hurt at all. These things happen” Horn said following the bout.
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Crawford now holds the WBO welterweight champion’s belt and an undefeated professional record.
Fans of the Hornet have since taken to social media to praise his efforts.
Jeff fought his heart out. That performance will earn him respect.
— Chris Garry (@ChrisGarry7) June 10, 2018
Man he is all heart Jeff Horn. Just kept coming at him. Brave effort. What a champion. No shame in getting beat there.
— Todd Balym (@balymt) June 10, 2018
Jeff Horn will leave the MGM Grand without his championship belt, but with a tonne of respect. Unlike most, Horn has made a career of upsetting the odds, and has been financially compensated for his efforts. Well done, @jeffhornboxer #CrawfordHorn
— Brock Ellis (@brockjellis) June 10, 2018
— Veronica Eggleton (@veggleton) June 10, 2018
EARLIER @ 10.00 AM Sunday| Brisbane boxing superstar Jeff Horn is hoping to defend his WBO World welterweight title when he takes on American Terence Crawford in a much-anticipated fight in Las Vegas today.
The former Brisbane school teacher, who shot to worldwide fame when he defeated Manny Pacquiao at Suncorp Stadium last year, has battled through a tough week in the US which saw him given a training gym with no air-conditioning and a weigh-in scare just a day before the big fight.
But given his fighting nature within, there’s no doubt the hurdles have only made the 30-year-old stronger.
As he takes to the ring in the fight capital of the world, there’s no doubting The Hornet will do us proud.
Horn and Crawford’s pay per view fight will be broadcast on Foxtel Channel 507 today.