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Team Horn Slam Crawford Injury: He's Soft, Toughen Up Princess!

Toughen up, princess. That was the message to Terence Crawford from an angry Jeff Horn camp after the undefeated American postponed next month's world title fight in the United States due to a hand injury.

Frustrated WBO welterweight world champion Horn suggested Crawford was foxing but believed the injury delay had given him a huge psychological edge.

Crawford, 30, earned the ire of Horn's camp after sensationally delaying their April 14 bout at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay casino due to what was described as a "slight hand injury" suffered in a recent sparring session.

Horn, 30, was unsure when or where the fight would now be held, admitting it could be June or later despite May 19 being pencilled in.

It is another blow for the fight which has already been moved from New York to Las Vegas and been dogged by rumours of poor ticket sales despite Crawford being considered the best pound for pound boxer in the world.

American promoters Top Rank have also been criticised for their lack of promotion with no official confirmation about the fight in the US despite Horn's camp announcing it last weekend.

Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton seemed baffled that Crawford would delay the fight over an injury he claimed boxers suffer "almost every day at training".

"He seems to me a bit soft. Toughen up princess," Rushton said.

"I wouldn't see the need in Australia to postpone the fight - I think Terence needs to harden up a bit.

"Jeff had eight stitches (in forehead) three weeks out from his last fight, it was a bad injury and he missed 36 rounds of boxing but still went out and fought.

"A slight hand injury? Put some cortisone into it and let's get it on."

Rushton believed Crawford's injury excuse had given Horn a huge mental advantage.

"I think it does. We think now he is not as tough as we thought he was," Rushton said.

"We will treat it as a psychological edge, use this as a positive and train even harder."

Horn was devastated by the news which delays his United States fight debut.

"I am frustrated. Hopefully it is an injury and not a tactic to try and throw us off our game," he said.

"I can probably take it as a compliment that they are worried about me and I am a tough fighter because they are pulling out on something pretty small."

Crawford didn't give too much away despite being accused on social media of "running" from Horn.

"Some of you fans kill me y'all assumption," he tweeted.

Horn suggested Crawford needed more time to bulk up.

Crawford was preparing to step up to 147-pounds for the first time as mandatory challenger to Horn's WBO title belt.

"He wants to put on those extra couple of kilos because that's what he will need to be competitive against me," Horn said.
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Crawford responds to Horn
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.


Terence Crawford

@budcrawford402
@jeffhornboxer ima show you a little princess come fight night you just keep training and keeping my belt warm because I'm fucking you up come fight night you me and everyone know it

Some context: Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to “toughen up, princess” on Thursday after news emerged that their fight would be postponed due to a right-hand injury.

Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling Crawford a “softc**k.”
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Crawford Erupts, Tells Jeff Horn: You Know I'm F***ing You Up!

Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) has lashed out at Jeff Horn after the Australian boxer's camp had called him a "princess" over the hand injury that has delayed their planned world title fight on April 14.

On Wednesday, their scheduled fight at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas was pushed back after it was revealed that Crawford suffering a minor hand injury that needs at least two weeks to heal.

Horn and his handlers questioned the severity of Crawford's injury and felt the Omaha fighter's toughness was highly overrated.

After hearing some of the verbal barbs being cast in his direction, including how Team Horn had labeled him as a 'princess' - it didn't take long before Crawford came firing back.

Horn's trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to "toughen up, princess" after news emerged that their fight would be postponed due to a right-hand injury.

Horn's promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling him a "soft c**k".

As far as Horn himself, he felt stated -" it just means that Terence is not as tough as we thought."

The 30-year-old Crawford isn't regarded as a big trash talker but he has made an exception for Horn, the WBO welterweight champion, who appears to have managed to get under his skin.

"I'm [going to] show you a little princess come fight night. You just keep training and keeping my belt warm, because I'm f***ing you up come fight night. You, me and everyone know it," Crawford blasted out on social media.

Crawford has shown a high regard for Horn and his achievements in the past, even going as far to say he had deserved last year's victory over Manny Pacquiao.

Crawford's cordiality towards Horn had bucked that trend but a fraying of relations between the pair might be just what this fight needs.

Speculation had been rife that there was something else behind the decision to delay the fight, with doubts raised because at no stage was the contest listed on the Mandalay Bay's events calendar, nor was it ever officially confirmed by Crawford's promoter, Top Rank.

Within hours of Crawford's injury being revealed, it was announced that Crawford-Horn would be streamed exclusively on ESPN's new app - which is set to debut in the coming months.
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(03-17-2018, 09:50 AM)diehard Wrote: Crawford responds to Horn
By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford sent a message via Twitter to WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.


Terence Crawford

@budcrawford402
@jeffhornboxer ima show you a little princess come fight night you just keep training and keeping my belt warm because I'm fucking you up come fight night you me and everyone know it

Some context: Horn’s trainer Glenn Rushton told Crawford to “toughen up, princess” on Thursday after news emerged that their fight would be postponed due to a right-hand injury.

Horn’s promoter, Duco Events boss Dean Lonergan, went even further by calling Crawford a “softc**k.”

Oh God there goes Lonergan chucking in his 2 cents. God he's embarrassing.
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