It's Horn versus Crawford in Las Vegas come June
ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 30, 2018 08:54 AM
FILE - Jeff Horn of Australia celebrates after beating Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines during their WBO World welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Unbeaten Terence "Bud" Crawford will challenge WBO champion Jeff Horn in his welterweight debut June 9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Top Rank announced the matchup Thursday between Crawford and Horn, who won a unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao last July.
Crawford (32-0, 23 knockouts), from Omaha, Nebraska, became the undisputed junior welterweight champion last August when he stopped Julius Indongo in the third round. Crawford became the first 140-pounder to unify all four major world titles.
Horn (18-0-1, 12 knockouts), from Brisbane, Australia, last fought in December and stopped Gary Corcoran in the 11th round to defend his WBO title.