Jeff Horn doesn’t normally swear.
The softly spoken former PE teacher mostly lets his boxing do the talking.
But reflecting on his experience fighting Terence Crawford caused something of an inflammatory response on the newest episode of The Main Event Boxing Podcast.
Boxing broadcaster Ben Damon sat down with Horn in his Queensland home, after the former WBO welterweight announced an all-Aussie showdown with Michael Zerafa (CONFIRMED: Horn vs. Zerafa, date and venue).
“’Prickly’ is the nice thing to say,” Horn said of the Crawford camp, in the build up to their championship fight in Vegas just over a year ago.
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“I don’t even want to say it, because it’s swearing.
“But he was an a**hole.
“It was bullying to the next level.”
But in an interesting twist, Horn went on to point out his opinion of Crawford changed after they exchanged blows for nine rounds, before the American managed to stop him.
Crawford treated Horn ‘completely different’, post-fight, with the Aussie suspecting that the ‘prickly’ version of Crawford was more of an ‘act’.
“I talk to Crawford after the fight and I couldn’t believe (it), I thought it was a different person,” he said on The Main Event Boxing Podcast.
“(Crawford was) not as up himself.
“He even said to me, ‘Oh, man, you punched the crap out of me.’
“He was a lot nicer after and that was the only interaction I had with him after the fight.
“Maybe it’s just kind of an act he puts on for a fight (and) he just acts like a douchebag prior (to the fight).”
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