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Are We Underestimating Jeff Horn Again?

Few pundits are giving WBO Welterweight champion Jeff Horn a chance against the highly-rated Terence Crawford. There’s no doubt the gritty Aussie has a tough fight ahead of him, but should we really be counting him out?

His fighting style may not be easy on the eye, but Horn is no pushover. Just ask Manny Pacquaio.

Whether you agreed with the judges’ decision or not, no one can deny that the unheralded Aussie gave Pacquaio a much tougher fight than expected.

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Australian boxing is on the ropes. Is a Brisbane schoolteacher its saviour?

Jeff Horn is a softly-spoken teacher and unlikely fighter. On Saturday he steps into the ring in Las Vegas to defend his title as world welterweight champion. Can this Mr Nice Guy revive boxing’s sagging fortunes in Australia? Ciaran O’Mahony reports.

This Saturday night in Las Vegas, before the packed bleachers of the MGM Grand Garden Arena and an international television audience of up to 10 million, a soft-spoken former school teacher from Brisbane will step into the ring to do battle with one of the most formidable fighters on the planet.

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Teddy Atlas Still Doesn’t Regret Telling Jeff Horn He “Lost” to Pacquaio

Teddy Atlas will not be commentating Jeff Horn’s upcoming world title defence against Terrence Crawford if his team has its way, but the legendary analyst still doesn’t regret telling the Aussie star that he “lost” to Pacquaio in an awkward post-fight interview.

Atlas stands by his comments and told Fight Hub that it’s important that people with his influence in the sport speak out against unfair decisions.

“I believe when something’s wrong, somebody should say it’s wrong and not just let it go. I have a responsibility to say things that sometimes will cause people to get mad at me,” he says.

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Top Australian Trainers Discuss Jeff Horn/Pacquiao “Controversy” and Crawford Fight

Jeff Horn will need to produce the performance of his career to beat highly-rated American Terrence Crawford on the 9th of June, but he is far from a “paper champion”, according to top Australian trainers.

Although he is a hero to Australian boxing fans, Horn is regularly criticised by American pundits, who have labelled his upset victory over Manny Pacquaio a “robbery” and dismissed his chances of competing with the best in the Welterweight division.

One of Australia’s finest trainers, Gerry Murphy, says he can’t understand the negative press Horn has received overseas or the controversy surrounding the fight.

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Fury Responds to Klitschko, Shows Respect for Joshua and Wilder

Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has shrugged off Wladimir Klitschko’s claims that he will lose to Anthony Joshua and disappear from boxing “like a fart in the wind”.

Speaking to Michelle Joy Phelps of Behind the Gloves, Fury was unmoved by his former adversary’s words, stating “well that’s typical Wladimir Klitschko, he would never be able to give me the credit that I deserve.”

It’s no secret that Klitschko isn’t a fan of the “Gypsy King”, who constantly tormented him in the build-up to their world title fight nearly three years ago.

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Frampton Earns Title Shot with Victory Over Donaire

A world title shot beckons for Carl Frampton, who secured the WBO Interim Featherweight title with a dominant victory over Nonitio Donaire in Belfast last night.

Frampton, 31, fought an aggressive but intelligent fight, picking his punches carefully, landing them with precision and using his speed and movement to evade the Filipino’s legendary knockout power.

Donaire patiently stalked Frampton throughout the fight, searching for a big, fight-ending blow that never came. He struggled to get near the Irishman and on the few occasions that he did, he generally came off second best.

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Carl Frampton discusses need for trainer change, looks forward to Nonito Donaire challenge

Ahead of his WBO Interim Featherweight title fight with Filipino boxing legend Nonito Donaire, Carl Frampton says he is feeling better than ever after changing camps and putting external distractions behind him.

In an interview with Behind the Gloves, the former two weight world champion said “I’m happier than I’ve ever been as a boxer. I haven’t felt this good in so long, maybe since I was 11 or 12 years old.”

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Frampton Targeting World Title, Criticizes Scott Quigg

Former two weight world champion Carl Frampton wants a Featherweight world title fight next if he beats Filipino boxing legend Nonito Donaire on the 21st of April.

The winner of Frampton-Donaire will become the WBO Interim Featherweight Champion after Oscar Valdez suffered a broken jaw a month ago.

However, Frampton says that while the belt might look nice on his mantelpiece, he will not be satisfied with an interim title.

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Tyson Fury Announces Return

Tyson Fury is officially back, but he won’t be fighting Joshua or Wilder just yet.

Former Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury has finally agreed terms with promoter Frank Warren and is set to return to the ring on the 9th of June against an as yet unnamed opponent.

Speaking at the official announcement in Manchester, Fury promised that he will recapture the belts he won against the great Wladimir Klitschko over two years ago.

“I’m back to reclaim what is rightfully mine and that’s the world,” says the outspoken former champion.

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Joshua vs. Wilder: Who Wins?

Boxing fans have been spoiled over the last month with many of the heavyweight division’s biggest names in action, including Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz, Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne.

All eyes were on Joshua and Wilder though as they faced major tests that could derail their highly anticipated unification bout.

Of all the heavyweights in action, Joshua was the biggest winner, adding another heavyweight belt to his collection with a solid but uninspiring victory over Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff last week.

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