My coach told me he’s going to shoot those wild shots and I’ll be able to catch him in the middle.
LINCOLN, NE — It took less than three rounds for Terence Crawford to make history. Before his hometown fans, Crawford scored a body shot KO of Julius Indongo to become the first four-belt unified champion in 12 years.
Crawford took immediate advantage of fellow southpaw Indongo’s poor balance and wide punches. Indongo was stunned in the first round from a counter left and forced to backpedal. Another straight left, this time behind the ear, floored Indongo in the second. Indongo continued to look in peril by lunging and found himself in dire straits by a counter left uppercut and right hook to the solar plexus.
The shots put Indongo on his back and writhing in pain for the ten count.
Crawford has possibly competed in his final bout at junior welterweight and spoke about an immediate jump to the welterweight division. The win improves his record to 32-0. The last unified champion in boxing came in 2005 with Jermain Taylor’s first decision win over Bernard Hopkins.
— B Dog (@B_Dog040) August 20, 2017
If you’re a Manny Pacquiao fan, the Jeff Horn “defeat” might have been for the better because a Crawford fight would have been ugly…VERY UGLY. 147 presents some great matchups and I see Crawford’s technical skills serving him well against bigger fighters.
So let’s hear it, folks. What did you think of the performance and who is Crawford’s biggest threat at 147?