By Ray Wheatley – World of Boxing
Hall of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis told Grantlee Kieza of the Courier Mail and he has urged WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn NOT to fight WBO mandatory challenger Terrence Crawford because of the obvious problems he is having making the 147 pound limit. “Jeff Horn looked so drained at the weigh-in for the Corcoran fight, it was like he’d had a bout with Count Dracula the night before,” said Lewis, a 2017 IBHOF inductee. “He looked emaciated.
“Jeff Horn has been the best thing to happen to Australian sport in a long time and I would hate to see him fight Crawford seriously disadvantaged. Jeff relies so much on his huge mental strength to keep pushing through. I’m not saying he can’t beat Crawford, but it’s madness to give him such a huge headstart!”
Horn-Crawford is being proposed for April 21 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and Crawford, the former world lightweight (135 pound) and junior-welterweight (140 pound) champ, is licking his lips in anticipation.