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Red pen taken to Horn’s outspoken opponent

A Queensland politician has jumped into world champion boxer Jeff Horn’s corner … by taking apart his outspoken US challenger’s grammar, punctuation and spelling on twitter.

Townsville MP Scott Stewart has taken the red biro to correct Terence Crawford’s profanity-laced tweet that he posted to Horn last week.

Horn is due to defend his world title against the unbeaten Crawford in Las Vegas in May after their bout, originally scheduled for April 15, was postponed last week.

The confirmation of the date change was followed by Crawford’s insulting tweet to former school teacher Horn.

“ima show you are a little princess come fight night you just keep training and keeping my belt warm because I’m f***ing you up on fight night you me and everyone know it,” the American posted.

Mr Stewart, a former school principal, heavily edited the since-deleted tweet and posted the red-pen corrections on Tuesday, marking it: “Can do better. FAIL, Another QLD teacher”.

However the Labor MP would not have received top marks himself after misspelling Crawford’s Christian name in his riposte.

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