Earlier today, RING/WBA/IBF Junior-Welterweight’s Champion of the World ♛🏴Josh “Tartan Tornado” Taylor (16-0-0, 12KO👊) inked a new deal with Top-Rank’s promotional company. It is a deal of multi-year variety, and is in conjunction with an advisory deal that he has with MTK Global… Continue reading “Josh Taylor Signs with Top-Rank Promotions 📰”
By Tré Berry III🖊️
The main event was an interesting bout, and had a couple of intriguing moments attached to it, but at the end of the day, the typical 🇺🇸Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0-0, 27KO👊) type of finish came about as he was able to figure out, and get to undefeated game mandatory challenger 🇱🇹Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17KO👊) running through him late with the power to put him down, then iced him with a single right hand to end the night off to make the 3rd defense of his WBO Title, and to win his 14th consecutive World Title fight in a row. Continue reading “Mean Machine Puts Up a Solid Effort Early, But Crawford Knocks him Out in 9th Round to Retain WBO Title”
By Tré Berry III🖊️
Saturday, 🗓️December 14th marks the return of the great undefeated former 2-division Lineal Champion & current WBO Welterweight Titlist ♛🇺🇸Terence “Bud” Crawford (35-0-0, 26KO👊), and he will return once again to 🏟️Madison Square Garden in New York City to combat against unbeaten Lithuanian #1 WBO contender 🇱🇹Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17KO👊). If you are scared to mention Kavaliauskas full name more than 3 times with fear of your furniture levitating and floating around in your house – then he arguably has the best nickname in the sport of boxing today to make it much easier to refer to him as – that nickname being “The Mean Machine”. Continue reading “The Mean Machine Meets the Menacing Champion – Crawford and Kavaliauskas to Headline the Garden”
WBO Welterweight World Champion 🇺🇸Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (35-0-0, 26KO) made due by cautiously taking apart 🇬🇧Amir ‘King’ Khan (33-5-0, 20KO) through 6 rounds, culminating to a strange ending…
Khan was hit with an accidental low-blow, and Khan using the opportunity to mentally check out and quit the match, making a business decision after enduring a good deal of punishment over the duration of the fight.
The 1st round was as expected, with both establishing the distance, sizing up each others advantages, and collecting information, that is until Bud caught Khan with a beautiful counter right cross over a lazy, lunging Khan jab from the orthodox position, and followed up with a left hook to put Khan down to the canvas.
Crawford pulverized Khan within the final 10 seconds of the first stanza and nearly put him down at the bell as Khan wobbled on his feet, barely gaining composure.
Surviving the round, it was becoming very apparent to Khan that he did not have the ability to match Crawford’s level of skill in out-boxing, and was starting to become the target of many good counter-punches up the middle and over the top. While Crawford established control of the fight, he started switching to southpaw, and mixing up his attack to the body and head. Amir a couple times landed decent 1-2 combinations, but the impact was limited, and he couldn’t mount a strong enough attack to keep Terence at bay.
In the 6th round as Crawford was pressing forward, he landed an accidental low-blow that strayed very south of the border, and caused Khan much discomfort. Assuming Khan would take the full 5 minutes not just to heal up from the low shot, but also use the time as a mask to rest and get his composure under control. Instead what resulted (with much confusion ringside) was that when asked repeatedly by Head Trainer Virgil Hunter if he wanted to continue, Khan kept answering ‘No’, so Virgil gave the signal to Referee David Fields, and the fight was stopped in the 6th round via TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT (TKO6).
SOME PERSPECTIVE – Khan seemed to really want to get going in this fight early, but he couldn’t mount a suitable, consistent attack to get himself going in the fight. To all of our disappointment in the 6th round, Khan made a business decision to himself to mentally check out of this fight while he had 5 minutes allotted for him for the low blow, thus him quitting the fight without taking the time to give it a second thought while he recovered.
Khan made himself look bad here tonight with those actions, and there’s no telling what he will do in going forward with his boxing career. As for Terence, he showed his usual ring wisdom, all-around technique and counter-punching en route to a typical top-notch performance. He did press the action a little too much in some sequences, resulting in some overanxious exchanges, but hey, he was himself tonight, was sharp, and he ultimately got the job done up to the point of the stoppage.
Guido Cavalieri = 49 – 45 for TERENCE CRAWFORD
Eric Marlinski = 50 – 44 for TERENCE CRAWFORD
Steve Weisfeld = 49 – 45 for TERENCE CRAWFORD
PROJECT COMBAT SCORECARDS
Tré Berry = 49 – 45 for TERENCE CRAWFORD
Jon Uddin = 50 – 44 for TERENCE CRAWFORD
Saturday night we have a matchup that puts arguably the #1 pound for pound fighter in WBO Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Terence Crawford against 🇬🇧Amir Khan in a fight that fans are in agreement is not pay per view worthy, and honestly wasn’t even on the radar of potential fights that they wanted to see Crawford take on. But here we are…. Continue reading “Jon Uddin’s Prediction for Crawford vs Khan”