Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum has now responded to an excuse that was reported from former champion Jeff Horn following his defeat to Terence Crawford last week.

Crawford ultimately stopped Horn inside the distance and solidified himself as one of the best fighters in boxing today.

However after the fight some reports claimed that Horn blamed not having the correct sneakers for his training in the lead up to the fight in Vegas which caused blisters to his feet that affected his moment in the ring.

Speaking to Michael Woods of TalkBox Boxing Podcast, Arum dismissed this notion:

“Well, you understand, I guess the Australian fighters conduct themselves differently from our guys (American fighters). Our guys, even if that were the case, they would never make an excuse like that because as you said, with Federal Express it would take a day to get the shoes sent over right? And he was here for ten days and what, does he wake up and he’s suddenly getting blisters the night of the fight and he was training for ten days here?”

Arum added:

“Or (Horn) blaming the referee for stopping the fight too soon? Where he saved Horn’s life.”

Crawford became a three-weight world champion with the win over Horn.

As well as adding the WBO welterweight title to his collection.