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14 NOVEMBER 2018

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Crawford Crowned Two Weight Champ In Las Vegas

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Former junior welterweight titleholder Terence “Bud” Crawford, 33-0-(24),became a two weight world champion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday when he stopped Australian Jeff Horn, 18-1-1-(12), via ninth round tko .


The unbeaten American took little to time work out Horn’s style and pretty much dominated the champion until the fight was stopped after 2.33 of the ninth round. Crawford decked the naturally bigger Horn and after following up with a series of unanswered punches, the referee stepped in to stop the fight.


The fight started slow with not much happening but after a few rounds Crawford worked out his timing and started to land the some big left hand single shots after setting him up with the jab.


As the fight progressed and Horn saw the fight slipping away he became more desperate and started to make more mistakes. By the eighth round it soon became apparent that it was only a matter of time before the fight was stopped and that came in the ninth when when a massive Crawford left hand stopped Horn in his tracks and started to up the pace before raining in some heavy shots to floor Horn. The champion bravely rose to beat the count but after a sustained attack on the ropes, the referee Robert Byrd moved to call a halt to the fight after 2.33 of the ninth round.


There are now some big fights out there for the talented Crawford, namely the winner of Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter,IBF king Errol Spence or WBA/WBC titleholder Keith Thurman.


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