The Hornet tried to swarm Crawford in Round 6 but he was met with sharp repellant every time in the shape of the southpaw's deadly right jab and snapping left cross.
That's just the start. Despite some uglier than usual trash talk from the American camp during the lead-up, Horn was dignified and gracious in defeat, confirming his status as one of nicest guys in boxing, which is in little danger of becoming over-populated with that species.
LAS VEGAS -A take-over has taken off. They are watched by the commission and the security people.
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All three judges had scored the fight 80-72 in Crawford's favour before referee Robert Byrd stepped in and called an end to the bout with Horn eating a barrage of punches.
On his first try at 3.18pm he was 148lb and then going nude behind a black sheet he was 147.5.
The champion was given one hour to shed half a pound or forfeit his championship - so he jumped in a hot shower for a few minutes and returned to the scales. He suspects it was deliberate. "I'm fine", he said. There was a bit of play with the scales.
By the second round, Crawford was timing in the rushes and working Horn around the belt.
Crawford also explained that Horn did not offer any surprises in the ring.
To pull the upset, of course, Horn will need to find a way to slow down the slick and powerful Crawford by using his frenetic (and sometimes dirty) style that proved so much trouble for Pacquiao. I feel like I'm stronger, I'm more energised, I feel like this is a great division for me.
The first step in Crawford's takeover of the welterweight division was moving up in weight and claiming the WBO title.
"I told you all before: I'm strong, " Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) said.
"He was strong", Horn said.
"We allowed for a margin of error but we get down here and they were out by more than a pound".
Rushton believes the champion will overcome his latest hurdle and be ready for the biggest fight of his career come fight night. If Spence wins that fight and retains his title, the clamoring for a dream welterweight matchup between Crawford and Spence will grow. He doesn't look gaunt like he has for other fights. "Yes, his style may not be the silky smooth style we see from the very classy Terence Crawford, but Rocky Marciano wasn't that silky or smooth either and look at his record".
The 30-year-old Crawford, of Omaha, Nebraska, and Horn, also 30, were supposed to fight April 14 at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Jeff Horn v Terence Crawford Pay Per View will be broadcast on Foxtel Channel 507.
Crawford - the sixth man in boxing history to win titles at lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight - is regarded by many as one of the world's leading fighters.
Horn became a star of sorts thanks to his win past year over Manny Pacquiao before a packed crowd in an outdoor stadium in Brisbane.
"Doesn't mean anything. He has made weight". I suppose someone has dodged up the scale because we were rock bang on the scale, even underweight.
"Crawford seemed a lot more jumpy today, really unsettled".
"I think they think I'm a bit mentally weaker than I actually am".
Asked about the weigh-in drama, Horn hinted all was not right with the scales provided.
Jeff Horn weighs in heavy yesterday.
Horn was found wanting in his first fight outside of Australia or New Zealand.
And when Horn missed the weight, McIntyre and Crawford reacted predictably by laughing. We knew how he was going to come.
"I think there was a bit of tricks up their sleeves with this one", Horn said after making weight on his third attempt. Considered by many as boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter, Crawford relinquished the four major belts he held in the junior welterweight division to move up to a stacked welterweight division.
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