A cracking fight will unify two world class champions on April 14 in Las Vegas. We will present our analysis over Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford odds. Can Jeff Horn repeat his 2017 boxing upset?
The two fighters are at the same age of 30, they are unbeaten, and they are both now at the peak of their boxing career. However, online gambling sites in the USA suggest Jeff Horn – who won the WBO World Welterweight title belt just eight months ago over Pacquiao – to go underdog in the next fight against the undisputed junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford. Let us explain to you why Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford odds are in favor of Crawford.
Why Crawford heads Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford odds?
The USA pro Terence Crawford became the undisputed junior welterweight champion of the world in last August, by knocking out Julius Indongo in the third round. That was not surprising as Crawford is well known for his KO art. He has a 78 per cent KO record, laying 23 KOs out of 32 victories. Crawford’s record is higher than Jeff Horn who has 66 per cent KO record, winning 12 fights by KOs out of 18.
Although Jeff Horn defeated the only eight division champion in history of boxing Manny Pacquiao in July 2017, Crawford – not as legendary as Pacquiao – is younger, great counter-fighter, fast and powerful. Adding to that Crawford has the home turf advantage, as the fight will be held at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas.
We shall not underestimate Jeff Horn
According to online sportsbook news in the USA the former school teacher Jeff Horn shocked the world by beating Manny Pacquiao with unanimous 12 round decision in the biggest fight ever to be held in Brisbane Australia. Jeff went on to defend his WBO World Welterweight belt against the English challenger Gary Corcoran on last December, retaining his title with a technical knockout in round 11. Many see Jeff Horn’s achievements in 2017 as the top upset of the year.
Will Jeff Horn shock the world again in 2018?
According to online sportsbook sites in the USA Terrence Crawford remains the favourite to win the fight, but his mission will be very difficult, especially that he is moving from the junior welterweight division to welterweight. It is important to keep in mind that Crawford has been knocking out lightweights and super-lightweights throughout his career, but Jeff is a much bigger guy at welterweight (66.68 kg) than anyone Crawford has ever fought.
If you wish to place a bet, we recommend you to visit Intertops Sportsbook. Jeff Horn vs Terence Crawford odds are (-1667) for Terence Crawford, while they are (+700) for Jeff Horn to win the fight. Would you bet on Jeff Horn to make it the top upset of 2018, or you will opt for Terence Crawford to continue his unbeaten record?