HORN SET TO RAIN BLOWS I N VE­GAS

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SINCE his shock de­feat of cham­pion Manny Pac­quiao last year, for­mer Bris­bane school teacher-turned-Aus­tralia’s new­est box­ing star Jeff Horn (right) has earned him­self the ti­tle as our great­est sport­ing draw­card right now.

To­day he faces his tough­est test yet, fac­ing off against Amer­i­can pugilist Ter­ence Craw­ford in a Las Ve­gas show­down for the WBO Wel­ter­weight belt.

Adding more fire power to the clash, both com­bat­ants are ex­pected to wear con­tro­ver­sial horse hair gloves, which al­lows each boxer to ma­nip­u­late the pad­ding so there’s lit­tle cov­er­ing the knuck­les – up­ping the sting in ev­ery punch.

This shift from the foam-padded gloves Horn prefers plays into Craw­ford’s hands, but the Ne­braskan should un­der­es­ti­mate the 29-year-old Aussie at his peril.

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