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Bud A Badass At 147, Too; Crawford Dogs Horn, Gets TKO9 Win

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Bud A Badass At 147, Too; Crawford Dogs Horn, Gets TKO9 Win

Terence Crawford served notice that he's an ace at 147, same as he was at 135 and 140. I didn't doubt it, and I doubt you did either. Surely Jeff Horn didn't either, after he was knocked to the mat in round nine, and then saved by ref Robert Byrd from absorbing more punishment on Saturday night in Vegas.

Horn started out darting at the Nebraskan, and landed some. His hadn't speed isn't horrid and he was aggressive and had good energy. But Crawford is at another level. The stoppage 9 win serves notice to the Errol Spence's and Keith Thurman, let alone the Jose Benavidez,' that the Nebraska boxer has acclimated quite nicely to a new weight class. He picked up a crown, the WBO 147, from Horn, and this is is third divisional triumph.

The winner spoke after his win in Las Vegas, and on the ESPN+ app, saying he showed how strong he is at 147. He said he wants the other big guns at 147 and asked promoter Bob Arum to make that happen. I did Horn better than Manny did, he noted. True enough…

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