Terence Crawford batters Amir Khan until a foul causes him to quit!
WBO Welterweight champion Terence Crawford put his title on the line against Amir Khan in a fight that many felt would test the champion.
The fight started slow as the challenger used his signature hand speed to keep the champion on the back-foot. Then, just like that, the champion landed a perfectly timed right-counter on the button, followed by a left hook that sent the challenger to the canvas early.
Khan would manage to survive the first round and for the rest of the early rounds, the champion continued to land big shots. The challenger, however, would have his moments as well.
Khan landed fast combinations until the champion would go southpaw. From there, Crawford would land the right hook, repeatedly putting his opponent on wobbly legs.
In the middle rounds, the champion was building momentum landing hard body shots that seemed to take some steam out of Khan’s punches. The British fighter would come back, having success landing the right and trying to be competitive.
Nonetheless, it wasn’t enough to deter the champion, who started to turn it on and land more hard shots. There was a good exchange until there was a low blow. Then, things got weird. While taking the rest, the challenger’s corner decided to stop the fight.
There was a lot of confusion as to why the fight was stopped. However, Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter confirmed he asked the fighter if he wanted to continue at which he stated “no.”
Afterwards, Crawford would tell everyone that he has no problem fighting IBF champion Errol Spence. Top Rank chairman Bob Arum would go on to state the reasoning behind stalling of the mega-fight being made is the fault of PBC head Al Haymon.
Even with the bizarre ending, the boxing community has shifted focus immediately to the most anticipated match-up in the division.
By: Garrisson Bland