As previously reported on BoxingScene.com, WBO welterweight accused world champ Jeff Horn Top Rank to play "tricks" after he encrypted to emphasize his mandatory defense against Terence Crawford.
There were dramatic scenes on the threshold of the Welterweight showdown in Las Vegas after Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) failed initially to make the 147-pound boundary on Friday.
While Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) came in under 146.5 pounds, while the 2012 Australian Olympic Horn was 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena before he left naked, even though he was still over at 147.5.
"I think it was a bit of tricks up their sleeves with this," Horn said on Friday.
"He was just undecided, and I was right over. I thought I was under. We thought we calibrated our scale with the right weight."
"I knew this was coming and they were good about trick. I feel good. I think they think I'm mentally weak. But we were bang-on.
"It was obvious that the scale was a little tricky. I'm fine physically, just ready to rehydrate."
Horn saw nothing about Crawford who scared him.
However, he saw very nervous energy in Crawford, declaring that the unanswered challenger was actually shaking. 19659002] "I could see face to face with Terence he was a little rattled. He shakes. I'm calm. I'm fine, Horn said."
"I think they think I'm a bit mentally weaker than I really am. This is part of it, I know it. "
The competition was commissioned by the World Boxing Organization in 2017.
Crawford caught the title in July last year after pulling a big uprising by winning a twelve round unanimous decision over Manny Pacquiao.