By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing
Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech has warned WBO welterweight Jeff Horn he could be a victim of boxing politics on Saturday when he clashes with WBO mandatory contender Terrence Crawford at the MGM Casino in Las Vegas. Fenech, who was denied a fourth world championship in a controversial Vegas decision against Azumah Nelson in 1991, said he hoped the judges remembered that there was just a blue corner and a red corner rather than an American against an Australian.
“Jeff Horn can win the fight – one billion percent – so long as he gets a fair shake,” Fenech told Grantlee Kieza. “I would hate to see another situation like Fenech-Nelson in Vegas. That was heartbreaking.”
The referee for the fight will be Robert Byrd from Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has assigned one Australian judge, Adam Height, to score the fight alongside Nevada’s Burt Clements and Italy’s Guido Cavalleri.