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Crawford: There’s lots of holes in Jeff Horn’s game

Terence Crawford is ready to move up and make his presence known at welterweight, with Jeff Horn the first in his crosshairs.

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As Terence Crawford prepares to move up to welterweight, after cleaning out the junior welterweight division, the talented boxer is already being lined up to challenge for Jeff Horn’s WBO title. That fight is expected to happen in the spring, and while Crawford scouted Horn during yesterday’s title defense against Gary Corcoran, Crawford mentioned that he isn’t all too impressed by Horn, telling ESPN:

"Jeff Horn did what he had to do to get the job done, but I'm a totally different fighter than Gary Corcoran," Crawford said. "I have more power and more speed than Corcoran. When he steps into the ring with me, it's going to be a very different story. When I move up to the 147-pound division, everyone is going to see a bigger, stronger fighter and a harder puncher than they saw at 140 pounds. I plan to do the same thing at 147 that I did at 135 and 140 and clean out the division.”

Nothing against Horn, but I think you’d be hard pressed to find someone out there who truly believes he can hang with Crawford in the ring. Horn, while a gritty fighter, simply doesn’t have the skill set of Crawford — and Crawford has all the grittiness to match Horn’s.

"There are holes in everybody's game. There's a lot of holes in Jeff Horn's game, and everyone will see that when he gets in the ring with me."

But tell me fans, because maybe I’m just wrong, do any of you out there think Horn could actually pull off the upset (as a reigning champion) and be the first to take out Crawford? Let me know in the comments below.

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