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through his ex­act­ing rou­tines over the next nine weeks.

“We are train­ing like never be­fore,’’ he said.

“Man, it is hard work. But Jeff will shock the world with this fight and af­ter it peo­ple will say he is the world’s best fighter no mat­ter what weight di­vi­sion.’’

Horn is re­ceiv­ing well over $2 mil­lion for the fight, al- though the con­tract has still not been signed. It is be­lieved Arum will try to en­tice Horn to sign a long-term deal with him in ex­change for a purse that tops Horn’s com­bined earn­ings from the Pac­quiao and Cor­co­ran fights.

While Horn says he hopes to keep fight­ing un­til he is 35, his fa­ther and chief ad­viser, Jeff Horn Sr, says he hopes


5km run


High car­bo­hy­drate and high pro­tein meal (low fi­bre): Sea­soned bas­mati rice with lean chicken breast, turkey mince or pork fil­let.


Pro­tein and en­ergy sup­ple­ment with 1 cup of wa­ter­melon. Post-work­out meal: Whole­meal wraps with lean pro­tein, high an­tiox­i­dant salad mix, av­o­cado and a smear of Greek yo­ghurt.


High pro­tein and high fi­bre meal: Grilled fish with lin­seed, sun­flower and al­mond meal crust with grilled veg­gies, beets and dark leafy greens.


* Horn sheep­ishly ad­mits he usu­ally sneaks one cap­puc­cino a day as well – some­times from the McDon­ald’s drive-thru the boxer will re­tire within two years.

“How many mil­lions does any­one need?,’’ Horn Sr said.

“Jeff is not an ex­trav­a­gant per­son and box­ing is a very tough sport.

“He doesn’t need to keep fight­ing for much longer.

“He wants to score some big wins in su­per­fights and then re­tire and en­joy the rest of his life with his young fam­ily. I’m re­ally happy with the way Jeff looks in train­ing for this fight.

“He has the weight is­sue un­der con­trol and we have a re­ally good vibe about beat­ing Craw­ford.

“The bookies have Craw­ford as a mas­sive favourite but that only means a lot of Jeff’s friends and fam­ily will win big money just like they did in the Pac­quiao fight. Craw­ford is a very good boxer but to me Jeff is bet­ter than a 50-50 chance and it is a huge op­por­tu­nity to beat a great fighter in his home coun­try.’’

Al­ready one of Horn’s sup­port­ers has wa­gered $100,000 at $7 with Ladbrokes to beat Craw­ford, who is a $1.10 favourite.

Pre­pared by Sav Mano­lis of Op­ti­mise Nu­tri­tion

High car­bo­hy­drate/fi­bre and high pro­tein berry smoothie, con­tain­ing oat­meal, seeds, berries, plain low fat Greek yo­ghurt, cin­na­mon pow­der, pro­tein pow­der and al­mond milk (unsweet­ened).

1 tbs ap­ple cider vine­gar in a large glass of wa­ter fol­lowed by a sup­ple­men­tal pro­bi­otic. Ba­nana fol­lowed by pre-work­out sup­ple­ment nu­tri­tion.

Car­bo­hy­drate and pro­tein snack: Kiwi fruit with a hand­ful of raw al­monds or 1 x whole­grain toast with nat­u­ral peanut but­ter. 1 glass of low fat milk. EYES ON PRIZE: Jeff Horn us­ing noo­dles with Dundee Kim at train­ing for his big fight with Ter­ence Craw­ford. Pic­tures: Peter Wal­lis

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