Horn v Crawford: Both sides unleash fiery taunts during countdown to June 9

Horn v Crawford 27/05/2018

Dean Lonergan has commented on the recent car crash involving Jeff Horn just weeks away from his crunch clash with Terence Crawford. 

Horn luckily escaped injury following a three-vehicle pile-up near his training base in Rocklea, and Lonergan of promoters Duco Events believes the fight would have been put back if the shoe was on the other foot.

“We don’t let little things like car accidents, or bruised hands stop us – unlike those soft cock American fighters,” Lonergan exclusively told World Boxing News.

“If it was them in a car accident they would be crying right now and they would have to delay the fight,” he added.

Meanwhile, Crawford’s coach Brian McIntyre didn’t pull any punches recently when revealing his instructions for ‘Bud’ to take Horn’s WBO welterweight title in the most brutal way possible at the MGM Grand on June 9.

“All my fighters have that attitude of wanting to kill and destroy – seek and destroy because we come from nothing,’’ said McIntyre, according to Courier Mail.

“The pressure’s on Horn but I don’t give a damn where the pressure’s at because Horn’s still getting his ass whipped.

“I’m gonna look right at his coach [Rushton] and say ‘you a*******’. I tried to tell you that we was gonna win – you been talking all that s***, putting all that s*** in the newspaper – all that s*** on social media and you didn’t have a clue what you were going up against.

“I think Horn and his coach are scared because they know that Terence Crawford is going to whip Jeff Horn’s butt,” added ‘Bomac’.

Horn will be aiming to build on his shock victory over Manny Pacquiao last summer and a first defense against Gary Corcoran a few months later.

Should Crawford come out on top, the pound for pound star would be celebrating becoming a three-weight world title holder on the back of championship runs at 135 and 140 pounds.

If the fight is as fiery as the build-up, we all should be in for a treat in Las Vegas.