Jeff Horn’s says promoter’s ‘tricks’ to blame after weight-loss scramble

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Jeff Horn's says promoter's 'tricks' to blame after weight-loss scramble


Jeff Horn has actually accused promoters Top Rank of playing "techniques" with the main scales after stopping working to make the weight at the very first attempt for his necessary world title defence against Terence Crawford.In a dramatic weigh-in on Saturday morning, Horn was given an additional hour to come under the welterweight limit after initially being over the limit, clocking 148 pounds(67.13 kg )at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Horn then removed his underwear and was still over at 147.5 pounds(66.9 kg ). When he returned, he tipped the scales at 147 pounds (66.67 kg)

-- right on the limitation-- after taking a hot shower to lose the excess weight of roughly 200g. Had he reviewed the weight once again he would have been stripped on the area of his

WBO welterweight title.Horn said he had actually evaluated his weight previously on the official set of scales supplied to his group by Top Rank, declaring the Bob Arum-run business, who are the promoters for Crawford, had sabotaged him."I knew this was coming,"he stated."I believe there was a bit of techniques up their sleeve with this one, due to the fact that he was simply underweight and I was just over.

"There was a little play with the scales, we thought we 'd adjusted our scales to the correct weight but they've fooled us

."Leading Rank's Brad Jacobs flatly rejected Horn's claims."People are overweight. Might have gone the same method for Crawford,"he said.Horn was one of 3 fighters on the card who missed out on the weight.The Nevada State Athletic Commission only weighs fighters

by the half-pound, implying Horn may have really been under partially the limit the

very first time around.Horn has actually struggled to make weight previously but his camp was supremely confident about his preparation, saying he remained in the finest shape of his life and got up needing to lose just 1kg on Saturday.Horn stated he was not worried at all by exactly what occurred. "I could see in person with Terence he was a bit rattled. He's shaking. I'm calm. I'm fine,"he stated."I think they believe I'm a bit mentally weaker than I really am."This things's all part of it, I know it."Crawford had no weigh-in problems, coming

in at 146.5 pounds (66.45 kg).


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