July 2, 2014 Louisville, Ky.
Get to know this upcoming boxing star in the lightweight division. Floyd Mayweather Jr keeps talking about a rising boxer out of is camp becoming that next star, but the next superstar in the boxing game now is Terrence Crawford. Crawford put on a tremendous performance in what I will call the best fight in 2014 on June 28, in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Yuriokis Gamboa vs Terrence Crawford is the best fight I seen in a long time. It reminded me of the Sugar Ray, Hearns, and the Hagler fights of yesterday. It’s a must watch fight for anyone claiming to be a boxing fan. The fight from this past Saturday against Gamboa was Crawford’s first title defense after winning the WBO lightweight title from Ricky Burns in Scotland. The hometown crowd of 10,000 plus had the building rocking rooting for their native boxer. Both fighters were undefeated. Gamboa was the more experienced undefeated fighter of the two. What stood out about the fight was the heart of both fighters and how Crawford was able to switch to south paw after feeling out Gamboa for a couple a rounds. The 9th round was one of the best rounds of boxing I have witnessed in sometime. After Crawford had turned the fight into his favor, he got caught by an overhand right by Gamboa that hurt him. Crawford was able to regain is composure to later TKO Gamboa to win his first title defense.
Find the fight replay on HBO and watch for yourself, or catch some highlights of it on Youtube. Whatever you do, don’t forget the name of Terrence Crawford!
|Real name||Terence Crawford|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (174 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (179 cm)|
|Born||(1987-09-28) September 28, 1987
|Wins by KO||17|