Crawford dominates Horn to seize WBO welterweight world title

first_imgLAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 09: Terence Crawford (R) celebrates his ninth-round TKO victory over Jeff Horn (L) who is held by referee Robert Byrd at the end of their WBO welterweight title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFPUnbeaten Terence Crawford punished Jeff Horn en route to a ninth-round technical knockout on Saturday to seize the Australian’s World Boxing Organization welterweight world title.America’s Crawford, the former undisputed super lightweight world title holder, outclassed the Aussie who was defending the title he won in a huge upset of Manny Pacquiao in July of last year in Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES He defeated Julius Indongo last August to become the undisputed super lightweight world champion.A former WBO lightweight world champ, Crawford made the move up to welterweight in impressive fashion.He won every round and was never really hurt by Horn, who fell to 18-1 with one draw and 12 knockouts.A vocal Australian contingent among the crowd of 8,112 lustily backed Horn, but he was in trouble from the start as Crawford caught him with a hard left just seconds in.Crawford, using his speed and his ability to switch stances to good effect, landed almost at will, Horn absorbing the punishment without finding a way to answer.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mikey Garcia, Easter to unify lightweight belts July 28 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Horn defended the belt with a technical knockout of Gary Corcoran in December, but he was dominated by Crawford all the way at the Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Crawford, who improved to 33-0 with 24 knockouts, battered Horn for eight rounds, knocking him down in the ninth with a flurry of blows.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHorn beat the count, but Crawford unleashed another barrage and referee Robert Byrd called a halt at 2:33 of the round.With the win Crawford claimed a world title in a third weight division. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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