He may not be banging 5 pound rocks, or be an Adonis, but he is doing something very important, winning! Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) made boxing history Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska, defeating Julius Indongo by third-round knockout to unify all four world titles in the junior welterweight division. Hopefully you were not too busy watching Mayweather-McIrish press conferences. Can we take a moment to truly marvel at what Mr. Crawford has accomplished? Crawford’s accomplishment marks the first time a boxer has unified all four belts since 2005.
All this writer wants to know is who is on board now? Crawford has somewhat quietly dominated the competition to end up at a stunning 32-0. Crawford may just be all things that are good. He fights out of his home state of Nebraska and he just plain wins. I used to live in Omaha, Nebraska, for a short stint. Let me tell you, redheads are welcome there if any of you are interested. However, I made a huge mistake, I know where Mr. Crawford trained, and I should have probably tried to bottle his sweat and sell it on the boxing underground black market; I am pretty sure that is a thing, but we do not fact check people.
A brief breakdown of the fight, Crawford as usual, was all business from the first bell. Crawford scored a knockdown in the second round. I for one thought Indongo was done, but what heart, he appeared to recover, and answered the bell for the third round. In the third, Crawford delivers a hook that would have tucked lesser men into bed, wearing a onesie. This hook retried Indongo for the night and forever cemented Crawford’s place in history.
Fans, please get at me. What do you think of Crawford’s achievement? What is next for Crawford? I know that I for one would like to see Crawford head into the UFC and challenge the biggest name. Wait a minute, I am being told that has been done already, damn it! We will have to wait and see what the future holds for Mr. Crawford, but no doubt, this writer will remain giddy with excitement.
*Thank you to Boxrec.com for statistical analysis used in this article.
- Dustin Johnson, The People's Red Head
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