LAS VEGAS — Three things were plainly obvious Saturday from Terence Crawford’s destruction of Jeff Horn in their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden.
Crawford is on an entirely different level from most everyone else in boxing. Only WBC lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. are in the same universe as Crawford in terms of talent and accomplishment.
Crawford’s one-sided beatdown of Horn, which came to an end at 2:43 of the ninth round when referee Robert Byrd mercifully stepped in and halted it, shows how badly shot Manny Pacquiao is. Horn won a decision over Pacquiao last year in Australia, and while it was a close call that many Pacquiao fans moan should have gone their man’s way, there is no disputing that it was life-and-death in there. By contrast, Crawford was dominant from the beginning to the vicious end and there was never a doubt who the better man was.
The bout also showed the incredible chin Horn possesses. He was taking clean, hard shots from Crawford throughout, but particularly from the third round forward. He went down at the end of the eighth after a combination but otherwise ate blistering shots and
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