Jeff Horn has verbal agreement to fight Terence Crawford

Annette Crawford
January 19, 2018

Lonergan said Horn's immediate focus was his mandatory WBO welterweight championship defence against Terence Crawford, which now looks likely to be staged on April 14 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The victor of Horn-Crawford is likely to face Manny Pacquiao, who is in talks to fight on the undercard at Madison Square Garden.

Lonergan hopes to have contracts signed within a fortnight.

"It will be an absolutely massive fight night".

"Realistically, right now, this is Jeff's chance at global glory", Duco Events boss Lonergan told reporters on Friday.

"If he was ever going to be intimidated it would have been (then) and we all saw how he went with that - totally relaxed, happy with what was going on". If Jeff (can) establish himself in the American market, that's what every boxer wants.

There was speculation that Horn would go after Anthony Mundine after the latter called the current champ out, but that appears to be off the cards now.

Mundine, 42, backed Browne up on Wednesday night in the closing seconds of the round, tagging him with several shots, before flooring him with a left hand to the head right on the bell.

"I think the boxing public and the whole of Australia would love that domestic fight showdown", Mundine said. He can fight Crawford after me. I don't think we've seen anything like this in a very, very long time. Let's get it done.

"The way I whooped Danny Green is the way I'll whoop Jeff Horn".

Horn hasn't fought since defending his title against Gary Corcoran on December 13.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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