News | Jun 09 2018

Jeff Horn insists he deserved decision against Manny Pacquiao

Jeff Horn defends his WBO welterweight title against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas
Jeff Horn
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JEFF HORN insists he deserved the decision he won over Manny Pacquiao last year. “I feel like back home [against Pacquiao] it was even scoring, and I feel like it will be the same here,” Horn said before his WBO world defence against Terence Crawford in Las Vegas on Saturday.”You can’t just be looking for the knockout all the time, and I just have to fight the best fight I can and rely on even scoring.

“I’ve just got to fight my heart out, and that’s all I can do.”

After unifying the light-welterweight division, Crawford is determined to win a world title in his third weight class. “He’s viewing me as this small welterweight. Come fight night, he’ll see otherwise. I just feel like that’s good for him. He’s coming in hungry and determined, and that makes for a good fight. I’m going to be prepared for whatever he brings. Come Saturday, he might get hurt,” Crawford said.

“I’m bigger. I’m stronger. I’m in my prime. And that’s gonna show come Saturday. A lot of people are comparing how he pushed around Pacquiao, but that’s not me. Pacquiao is 5’5, I believe, 5’6. I feel like you’re viewing that and comparing the [Yuriorkis] Gamboa fight, when I got hurt, to this fight. I’ve seen him get hurt. I’ve seen him get dropped. We’re gonna see come Saturday night who’s gonna be getting rocked and dropped.

Jeff Horn

“I got a strong will as well. Pressure breaks pipes. A lot of people came into the ring with me with a strong will, and they left with their tail tucked in.”