Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford once again proved why he is considered one of the best fighters in the sport of boxing today pound for pound.
Coming into this weekend’s fight in Las Vegas’ bubble between himself and the UK’s Kell Brook Crawford was expected to win but to be given a tough fight.
Some even suggested Brook might spring an upset.
In that with his perceived size and weight advantage he’d enjoy with no rehydration clause in effect after weigh-ins.
The reality was far different however.
Crawford was just too sharp and too good and stopped former champion Brook in the fourth round:
Impressive stuff to say the least.
Congrats to Crawford on an excellent win.
As for Brook, if this is his last big fight at this level in the sport what a career he’s had.
World champion against expectation by beating Shawn Porter in the US and some big fights after that.
Notably a brave, spirited attempt at stepping up to middleweight to take on Gennady Golovkin that although ended in defeat showed the mark of the man in terms of his incredible bravery.
As for for Crawford the future continues to look bright.
Calls will come inevitably for a massive showdown with fellow welterweight champion and pound for pound star Errol Spence.
To date the fight has proven difficult to make due to both fighters being with different networks and promoters.
Hopefully it can be made in 2021.