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Crawford KO’s Indongo to Unify Titles

In Nebraska last night, Terence Crawford entered the record books.

The American light-welterweight became the first fighter for twelve years to become the undisputed champion of a division and hold all four main belts.

The 29-year-old faced Julius Indongo in a unification fight, with Indongo familiar to British fight fans after recently beating Ricky Burns.

Both fighters entered the ring with unbeaten records but it was to be Crawford that was to dominate the fight.

After a first round whereby both fighters tested each other out, the fight exploded into life in the second round when Indongo was put on the floor by Crawford, courtesy of a head=punch.

Indongo climbed off the canvas and saw the round out. However, in throwing his wild left-hand punch, Indongo was always open to Crawford’s excellent counter-punching and in round three was caught with a body punch that saw him hit the canvas for the second time and be counted out by the referee.

The win gives Crawford ownership of the WBC, WBO, WBA and IBF titles, talking about his achievement, after the fight, Crawford had this to say,

'It means everything.

'When you start boxing when you're seven years old, that's your dream to become world champion - and after that you want to become something bigger than world champion.'


Having cleaned up at light-welterweight, it is suspected that Crawford could move up a weight and face the winner of the re-match between Manny Pacquioa and Jeff Horn, with Crawford further adding,

'I'm all for it.”

Exciting times ahead for Crawford and boxing.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 20 2017

Time: 12:54PM

 

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