Jeff Horn really, REALLY likes middleweight

By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing

Former WBO welterweight champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn is confident he will much stronger fighting at middleweight poundage when he steps into the ring against Michael Zerafa on Saturday in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Jeff Horn
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“The timing and power at this middleweight limit has been extraordinary,” Horn told the Sydney Morning Herald. “I really, really like sitting at this weight…I should fight better and harder for the whole fight. I normally have a bad round…round nine hasn’t been great. I have to push through that little lull in my fights, hopefully at the higher weight it won’t happen.”

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  • Jeff, PLEASE retire before you get hurt!

    Don’t believe your hype!

    You’re a C fighter at best! Any top 10 fighter would chew you up and spit you out!

    • He’s not that bad. He could be a useful undercard fighter at 154. But at 160 he’s roadkill. He was a big Weltherweight while he could make it. For 154 he’s just big enough though lacking pop. But no way he’s a Middleweight in this era of Middles who enter the ring in the 170’s or even 180.

  • Uh-Oh! Canelo, GGG, and Andrade are all on notice because the hornet has invaded the middleweight division. ::) jk

  • Horn decided to keep working with Top Rank. People want to hate, but unless Horn gets to a point to fight Esquiva Falcao, unlikely Horn fights in the states again. If Horn wins over Zerafa, he gets his fight with Murata. Who else in the WBA at 160 should get a shot at the WBA belt? Golvokin has his IBF fight, Daniel Jacobs fought the guy Golovkin is going to fight, and fought Canelo, GGG, and Quillin. And Jacobs is not working with Top Rank. Who is left in the WBA at 160? 4. Kamil Szeremeta
    5. Magomed Madiev (all fights in Russia)
    6. Rob Brant (stopped badly by Murata the 2nd time)
    7. Esquiva Falcao (winner of Horn/Murata may fight him)
    8. Patrice Volny (good Canadian prospect)
    9. Carlos “Kitten” Monroe (just fights journeymen)
    10. Tureano Johnson

  • #Jeff, pls stop believing in yourself and stop fooling the people around you… You’re a C Class Fighter… has been and always will be.

  • He might feel happier at middleweight but the advantages he had at welterweight will be gone and the opposition will physically be a magnitude much stronger. It is not as though he is hyper-skilled in a way that could compensate for that.

  • Horn is kinda overhyped i think. He actually was gifted a win over Manny and then got beat stupid by Crawford(but then again, crawford beats everyone stupid).

  • This is all Arum’s fault, but ultimately it’s Pacquiao’s fault for ever giving this bum an opportunity. Now we can’t get rid of him.

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