Terence Crawford Clinches TKO Victory Against Errol Spence Jr. and Makes History

Terence Crawford
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In a spectacular unification bout for the welterweight world titles, Terence Crawford emerged victorious with a TKO win over Errol Spence Jr., the holder of the IBF, WBA, and WBC welterweight belts.

This victory not only unified the four welterweight belts for Crawford but also etched his name in history as the first boxer to become an undisputed world champion in two divisions.

The highly anticipated showdown between Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. took place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, on Sunday (July 30, 2023) afternoon local time, and it immediately captured the attention of boxing enthusiasts worldwide, given the impeccable records of both fighters.

Errol Spence Jr., also known as "The Truth," entered the ring with an undefeated record of 28-0 (22 KOs), while Crawford boasted an impressive record of 39-0 (30 KOs).

As the battle began, both Crawford and Spence Jr. approached the first round cautiously, exchanging jabs as they sized each other up.

Moving into the second round, Spence Jr. unleashed a flurry of punches but was skillfully fended off by Crawford. In response, Crawford countered with a powerful right hook that sent Spence Jr. to the canvas.

Crawford continued his assault, cornering Errol Spence Jr. in the ring. However, the bell saved Spence Jr. from further blows by Crawford.

The Crawford vs. Spence Jr. Duel in the Following Rounds

In rounds three, four, five, and six, Errol Spence Jr. attempted to gain the upper hand, relentlessly throwing punches at Terence Crawford.

Several left hooks from Spence Jr. momentarily put Crawford in a tight spot. Nevertheless, Crawford's right jab brought the Dallas native down again.

The referee administered a standing count of eight before Spence Jr. declared his readiness to continue the fight. However, another powerful right hook from Crawford knocked the 33-year-old boxer down once more.

Rounds 8 and 9: Terence Crawford vs. Errol Spence Jr.

By the eighth round, Spence Jr.'s nose and lips were bleeding. Nonetheless, he bravely fought on, attempting to mount a defense against Crawford's unyielding jabs landing squarely on his face.

As the ninth round unfolded, Crawford seized the opportunity to launch a counterattack against Spence Jr. He responded to Spence Jr.'s two jabs and left hook with his own hooks, both left and right.

Spence Jr. appeared to stagger, and Crawford took advantage of the moment, unleashing a barrage of left and right hooks in succession. With only 28 seconds remaining in the ninth round, the referee decided to stop the fight.

Crawford was declared the TKO winner in the ninth round, surpassing the planned 12-round bout against Spence Jr.

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