Terence 'Bud' Crawford proved once again just why so many people have him tipped for pound for pound greatness in the coming years. ________________________________________________________________________________ The slick, powerful operator from Nebraska was in good form in New York last night as he defended his WBO super-lightweight crown with a 5th round stoppage win over Henry 'Hank' Lundy, however he didn't have it…
Terence Crawford vs Hank Lundy WBO 140lbs Title Preview
Super talented lightweight Terrence “Bud” Crawford (27-0, 19 KO) is set to return to action this weekend versus Henry “Hammerin Hank” Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KO) at Madison Square Garden.
Terence Crawford vs Hank Lundy
Terence Crawford has been on an absolute tear since crossing the pond and impressively lifting the WBO title from Ricky Burns in Scotland.
He has won 3 of his last 4 by KO over very solid opposition, and has set up this weekend’s Terence Crawford vs Hank Lundy collision in doing so.
Hank Lundy stands in the way of his 28th career win. The always outspoken Lundy has not only guaranteed a win, but also says he is looking for a stoppage.
When asked by Fight Hype how he would prepare for Crawford’s tendency to switch stances Lundy scoffed and had this to say:
“”Man listen, you talking to the king of switch-hitting. Before everybody been on HBO, Showtime doing it, Hammerin’ Hank was on ESPN doing it…this is what I do…[if Crawford] switch southpaw, that’s his ass. He come in that fight right-handed, that’s his ass — it just don’t matter with me. I’ve been in there with every single style and at the end of the day we’re ready for whatever.”
Lundy’s supreme confidence does not come with out reason. He is generally known as a talented fighter who has for one reason or another consistently come up short in fights, most recently against Mauricio Herrera, a fight which resulted in Lundy losing a technical decision in a very ugly fight.
A win for Crawford further cements the idea that most boxing fans have which is Crawford is the next best thing. A win for Lundy completely shakes up the division and would somersault him to the top of the division; Crawford is the heavy favorite and rightfully so.
The fight itself should be highly entertaining throughout. It is also noteworthy to mention that Crawford uncharacteristically talked a fair amount of trash at the initial press conference.
It is highly out of character for Crawford, but Hank Lundy can trash talk with the best of them. It remains to be seen if Crawford uses the insults as even more motivation as the two square off this weekend.
From where I sit, Crawford doesn’t need any more motivation whatsoever.