JEFF Horn will enter the ring against Terence Crawford on Sunday with the well-wishes of Hollywood A-lister Mark Wahlberg ringing in his ears.
The movie star visited the Australian in his Las Vegas locker room before his fight against heavily-favoured Crawford for the WBO welterweight world title.
Horn was seen intently listening to Wahlberg, who told Main Event’s Ben Damon he was eager to visit the 30-year-old before the fight.
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“I’d love to say hello to Jeff, and wish him the best,” Wahlberg said.
He added: “It’s a big, big, big fight here in Vegas.
“I think he’s going to have a lot of support out here, you know, the Australian fans always come out, no matter where you are in the world.”
Wahlberg also discussed Horn’s shock 2017 victory against boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, praising him for an ‘incredible’ fight that saw him walk away with the world title.
“To come back and get that victory was absolutely incredible,” he said.
“Anywhere else, they would’ve stopped that fight. He showed a lot of heart, a lot of determination, and never-give-up attitude. That was impressive.”
Horn faces Crawford almost 12 months after the Battle of Brisbane at the MGM Grand, which Wahlberg called the ‘mecca of fighting’.
He added: “You have Madison Square Garden, but there’s nothing like being in a fight here, especially at MGM. This is where it’s at.”
Main Card (from 11.30am AEST)
Jeff Horn vs. Terence Crawford – WBO welterweight title
Jose Pedraza vs. Antonio Moran – lightweight