"I thought there were some close rounds in there, and it was definitely a premature stoppage", Rushton said. I was way stronger than him.
In the second half of the battle horn exhausted, which allowed Crawford to finally make the fight one-sided.
"We've seen Jeff Horn rocked, we've seen Jeff Horn knocked down, you ain't seen that with Terence".
"I want the other champions". The near-flawless performance against Horn should only burnish his reputation.
The 30-year-old Crawford remains undefeated (33-0) in his career, and now is a three-division champion, becoming just the sixth fighter to win titles in lightweight, junior welterweight and welterweight.
Top Rank's Brad Jacobs denied Horn's claims. "The future is unlimited". He's a terrific fighter. As a pro, every one of my fighters, I take them and check the official scales and make sure because all scales are different.
EARLIER: JEFF Horn has suggested his scales were tampered with after initially failing to make the 66.7kg welterweight limit for tomorrow's world title fight with Terence Crawford.
Crawford's movement and punch placement were mesmerizing. "If it's an error from the Horn camp, it's not a good error", Fenech said.
Crawford, who improved to 33-0 with 24 knockouts, battered Horn for eight rounds, knocking him down in the ninth with a flurry of blows. Crawford's speed advantage was evident immediately in a round Crawford appeared to win easily.
The few hundred Australians in the crowd at the MGM Grand tried to lift Horn with chants of "Hornet! Crawford looked a little smug today but that will all be gone by round one".
Horn's defence was just too porous. From there on out, it only got uglier for Horn, as Crawford continually landed jab after jab, gassing the Australian native and keeping him off-balance.
In the eighth round, Crawford, who is adept at switching stances, turned right-handed and continued to find a home for his blows. He originally won the belt by decision from Manny Pacquiao last July in his hometown of Brisbane, Australia.
Crawford is guaranteed $3 million, while Horn is guaranteed $1.25 million.
But he could take them for only so long. Crawford scored a knockdown with a left in the ninth, then finished Horn with his follow-up barrage. He could have a noteworthy weight advantage once their fight starts Saturday night, but Crawford has declined to speculate about how much weight he thinks he'll add by rehydrating between Friday's weigh-in and the opening bell. By the third round, Crawford was punishing the Aussie with vicious power shots.
Arum said Crawford is on his way to stardom and will stay active.
"We've done the majority of those things but the thing we haven't done is to become a legend in myself and that's what we're aiming to do with me winning these massive fights". All the time that he was on the scales Crawford's gargantuan manager Brian "Bomac" McIntyre told him he was an amateur taking on the big boys. If things get tough, Rushton has a simple message for the champion. "It's up to him how busy he wants to be".
"We here you know, the power came up, physicality got stronger", said Crawford.
Crawford also explained that Horn did not offer any surprises in the ring. Signs of carnage were just about everywhere.But in the end, there was only one victor. "He got hit harder by Pacquiao". "I believe I'd do well with Errol Spence".
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