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Jeff Horn suffers car accident, title defense with Terence Crawford still a go

Horn is said to be uninjured.

Jeff Horn Portrait Session Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Welterweight titleholder Jeff Horn was reportedly involved in a three-car accident yesterday in his home country of Australia, but the WBO champion is said to have escaped injury and still expected to go ahead with June 9 title defense with Terence Crawford. Horn will be making the second title defense of his belt since taking it off Manny Pacquiao last summer.

“We don’t let little things like car accidents or bruised hands stop us unlike those (expletive) American fighters, who if it was them they would be crying right now they would have to delay the fight,” Duco Events promoter Dean Lonergan, who co-promotes Horn with Top Rank, told ESPN in a text message.

That note was an allusion to Crawford postponing his originally scheduled April 14th fight with Horn after he was said to have hurt his hand during a sparring session. That said, it’s easy for a promoter to say things like ‘we don’t let that stop us’ when he doesn’t have to get in there and fight.

Horn confirms that although the accident could’ve been much worse, no one was badly hurt and he was only stunned. He continued by saying that he’s still feeling very fit and that nothing will stop him from from beating Crawford. Horn is rounding up training camp and is confident that he’s going to peak at just the right time.

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