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4 Undisputed Champions: Crawford, Haney, Jermell And Canelo – But One Stands Out, Terence



In his debut at welterweight in June 2018, he won the WBO belt at 147 lbs. Five years later, on Saturday night, July 29, Terrence “Bud” Crawford stopped rival Errol Spence Jr. (28-1, 22 KOs) in the round Ninth, he is now the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four belt era.

The plot of this match was developed in November 2018 when the two superstar boxers exchanged backstage stories about the Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo event. The process has taken five years, but on Saturday night, Spence and Crawford finally came face to face at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

In the first round of the highly anticipated welterweight fight, Crawford, a convert, started the bout at the position of a male striker. Spence was very aggressive in the first round when he used a jab followed by a left jab to the body.

Spence continued to make his jab into the second half and also managed to pull off some combinations. Crawford landed his own, and as Spence reached, Crawford unleashed a powerful shot that knocked him out for the first time in his career.

The action in the third round was back and forth with both boxers landing powerful punches. Terrence Crawford got a big fourth round when the pace and hand accuracy made Spence very uncomfortable.

Again, Spence tried to close the gap in the fifth, but Crawford continued to score his own every time his opponent tried to advance. Errol Spence managed to shoot Crawford in the sixth round, but was again unable to escape fire when Crawford launched a counterpunch.

Spence regained his ferocity in the seventh, but paid the price when Crawford counterattacked that sent Spence to the canvas for the second time in the match. He was able to get up, but in the closing seconds of the seventh round, Crawford landed a right hand sending Spence to the canvas for the third time.

It all worked out for Crawford as he dominated the match with powerful lunges, precise timing and precise counterpunches. Spence had a rough night due to Crawford taking out his jab, his timing was off, and as the fight progressed, Crawford forced him to fight with his feet.

In the ninth round, it became target practice, as Crawford was landing a jab at will. After Errol Spence saw bruising and bruising from several shots, referee Harvey Duke decided to intervene and ordered a stop to the bout.

With this victory, Terrence Crawford (40-0.31 KO) became the first male boxer to win the undisputed crown in two different weight classes. Crawford’s dominant performance earned him the undisputed welterweight championship and also secured him the number one spot on the weight list.

Both Terrence Crawford and Errol Spence should be commended for engaging in high-stakes, high-reward combat. In the end, Terrence Crawford won and is now the new undisputed welterweight champion, but we could see a season two if Spence decides to trigger the rematch clause.

In his post-match press conference, Terrence Crawford addressed the doubts and asked the media to give him his props. After his flawless performance on the night of July 29, boxing fans, the media, and boxing experts had no choice but to acknowledge the fact that Terrence “Bud” Crawford was the current king of the ring.