After a fiery build-up, Terence Crawford is looking forward to finally squaring off with Jeff Horn on Saturday night.
The former Super-Lightweight king moves up to 147 pounds to challenge Horn for the WBO World Title, live on BoxNation.
When the original date was pushed back from April, Horn's camp doubted the legitimacy of Crawford's hand injury, but the unbeaten American says he'll do his talking in the ring.
"They’ve been talking a lot and everybody knows how I respond on people who run their mouth," he warned at yesterday's press conference.
Horn won the belt after a big upset win over a Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane, but Crawford insisted the Australian is facing a whole different animal.
"I’m not Manny Pacquiao," he shrugged. "I’m bigger, stronger and in my prime. A lot of people are looking at how you pushed Pacquiao around, but that’s not me."
While Crawford was boxing at Lightweight a few years ago, Horn has always been a big Welterweight and predicted that size difference will play a part in the latter stages.
"Just because you are heavier than me it doesn’t mean anything," argued 'Bud'. "I only spar with people that are bigger than me. Everybody is 20-30 pounds heavier. His little five pounds won’t mean much.
"A lot of people stepped into the ring with me and had a strong will but left with their tail tucked between their legs. We’re going to see come Saturday who is going to get rocked and dropped," he continued.
"Expect a victory. It doesn’t matter how it comes, I’m just letting you know that I’m going to win."
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