Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford

Date of Birth: 28th September 1987
Class: Light Welterweight
Weight:
Height: 5ft 8in (173cm)
Trainer: Bryan McIntyre
Career Achievements

WBO NABO Lightweight Champion (2013)
WBO World Lightweight Champion (2014)
WBO World Super-Lightweight Champion (2015 - present)

Latest BoxNation Fight

10th December 2016 - KO win over John Molina

Terence 'Bud' Crawford

It’s been an impressive rise to super stardom for Terence Crawford.

A unanimous points victory over Ricky Burns in Glasgow March 2014 put ‘Bud’ on the World stage lifting the WBO Lightweight crown.

The somewhat shy mandatory challenger dethroned Burns in front of his home fans to quickly become one of Bob Arum’s glittering gems in the famous Top Rank stable.

Back-to-back defences over Yuriorkis Gamboa and Raymundo Beltran followed and after bagging the ESPN Fighter of The Year award, made it a truly memorable year.

Crawford’s break out fight was to be against Breidis Prescott on the Brandon Rios v Mike Alvarado undercard. With such high TV exposure, Crawford put in an almost perfect display shutting out the Colombian on points.

Terence Crawford v Ricky Burns

Moving on up

In 2015 Terence Crawford moved up to light-welterweight to beat tough Puerto Rican Thomas Dulorme for the vacant WBO World Light-Welterweight Championship in Texas.

Crawford's win came with a stunning performance and round six TKO. The highly rated two-weight World Champion is somewhat of a rarity in the US having sold out the 17,000 CenturyLink Center in his home town of Omaha, Nebraska on more than one occasion - the demand appears to be growing.

Regarded as a possible heir to Floyd Mayweather’s PPV throne, at just 27 the future for Crawford looked very bright.

Crawford TKO's Jean

In October 2015, Crawford cemented his place as a pound-for-pound contender with a comprehensive 10 round TKO win over Canadian challenger Dierry Jean. He then defended his WBO World Super-Lightweight Title against Hank Lundy at the MSG Theatre in NYC in February 2016.

World Title unification bout

In July 2016, Crawford once again underlined his huge potential when he dismantled previously unbeaten Viktor Postol in a World Title unification bout.

The bout was regarded as a match-up of the top two fighters in the 140lbs division, and after the victory Crawford outlines his plans to lift all the belts at Super-Lightweight.

Hometown return

After failing to secure a fight with the other two title-holders in the division, Ricky Burns (WBA) and Eduard Troyanovsky (IBF), Team Crawford chose "the next best" opponent, and will face John Molina Jr.

Another dominant win in Omaha

Terence Crawford put on a impressive display to halt his overweight opponent in the eighth round at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Molina was rough and rugged, aiming to drag 'Bud' into a scrappy affair but Crawford's boxing skills were the difference as he toyed with his opponent up until the eighth round stoppage.

Next on the unbeaten star's agenda, unification bouts at 140lbs or a possible mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao.