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Jeff Horn Overcomes Weigh-In Disaster

Someone picked the wrong morning to have a big breakfast.

What you need to know
  • Jeff Horn has come in 0.5 pounds over the welterweight limit
  • He has one hour to get under the weight limit
  • He is set to fight Terence Crawford at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this Sunday

Aussie world champion Jeff Horn has made weight the day before his world welterweight title fight with Terence Crawford after initially coming in just over the limit.

Horn clocked in at 148 pounds (67.13kg) at the weigh-in on Saturday morning (AEST) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, where the bout will take place.

He then stripped naked and was at 147.5 pounds (66.9kg) - still over the 147 pound (66.67kg) welterweight limit.

He was given one hour to come under that number.

Horn removed his trunks after initially weighing in over the 147-pound limit. Image: AAP

To the relief of fans around the country, Horn returned 45 minutes later and made weight.

Horn is fighting to solidify his place as the country's best fighter. Image: AAP

Crawford had no such troubles, tipping the scales at 146.6 pounds (66.45kg), ahead of what will be his first fight in this division, having won titles in two other weight classes.

With AAP.