Terence Crawford’s Achievements – Here’s What We Know

November 15, 2023
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Terence Crawford is the best pound-for-pound fighter to this day, having achieved the landmark of becoming a two-time undisputed champion, as we look at his feats in today’s boxing news.

The feat was achieved when the boxer stopped Errol Spence Jr. to become the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era, which followed his accomplishments at becoming undisputed at 140.

But the road to getting there was not easy, and yet, the talent was visible from an early age. The boxer was born on September 28th, 1987, in the city of Omaha, Nebraska.

And the passion for boxing was visible when Crawford took an interest in the sport at junior high school. And his physical stature would end up giving him an advantage later through the years.

The fighter is 5 foot eight,  with a reach of 74 inches, which was used to good effect in managing to drop Spence, who was the much bigger fighter at welterweight.

Crawford’s Achievements

And in stopping ‘The Truth,’ Bud dropped the fighter on three occasions before getting the ninth-round stoppage. As of today, Crawford remains undefeated with a record of 40 wins, with 31 by way of knockout.

The boxer turned professional in 2008, as he secured his first world title against Ricky Burns in 2014. Crawford dominated the fight to win by unanimous decision and to grab the WBO lightweight title.

Then further success followed as a win over Thomas Dulorme resulted in Crawford picking up the WBO junior welterweight title​​​​.

And it all came to a head with becoming undisputed at 140. In the biggest fight of his career at the time, Crawford beat Julius Indongo to pick up the latter’s WBA and IBF belts, having had the WBC and WBO titles.

And that success carried on into the welterweight division after stopping Jeff Horn to get the WBO belt at 147. The win was all the more impressive, given that Horn had beaten Manny Pacquiao to get the belt.

His welterweight career has been marked by stopping all of his opponents, showing that Bud was more than just a fighter, having boxing skills, but a menace to his game also. And following the Spence win, Crawford asked the boxing community to give him his credit.

Crawford On His Critics

“Well, I been telling each and every one of y’all for years. A lotta y’all over here looking sad. … You know what I mean? But all in all, you know, I get to say I told y’all because I been asking for these fights for years. And y’all been saying, ‘Oh, he’s too small. He’s gonna get this. He’s gonna get broken.’ And each and every time that I step up, I proved y’all wrong each time. So, you know what I mean? Write some great stories about Terence Crawford. Don’t hate on him. Don’t say nothing negative. Just gimme my props,” Crawford said

The boxer has certainly put himself into the conversation for being one of the best of all time. And there is no getting away from that. Find all the latest boxing news and MMA breaking updates on boxingblitz.

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