Pound-for-pound great and WBO Welterweight champion Terrence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) makes his return to the ring under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden.
Crawford faces his arguably his toughest test to date in Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs). Khan, a former champion himself, has never shied away from top opposition and will look to prove doubters and oddsmakers by attempting to dethrone the Omaha champion.
Also featured on the card is phenom in the making, Teofimo Lopez (12-0, 10 KOs). Lopez continues to seek tough opposition on what many believe will be an eventual collision course towards Vasyl Lomachenko. Before he does that, he needs to test his skills against former European champion Edis Tatli (31-2, 10 KOs) in a 12 round bout.
The once highly touted amateur Felix Verdejo (24-1, 16 KOs) also looks to prove he’s still the fighter most experts projected him to be taking on Bryan Vasquez (37-3, 20 KOs).
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Terrence Crawford vs. Amir Khan
Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) kept his WBO Welterweight title in what turned out to be a very lackluster ending as Amir Khan (33-5, 20 KOs) appeared to be hit low. Khan ultimately said that he could not continue and the bout was stopped in the fifth round.
Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis Tatli
The Teofimo Lopez (13-0, 11 KOs) hype train continued as he stopped Edis Tatli (31-3, 10 KOs) in the fifth round of their contest which took place at Madison Square Garden. Tatli tried to box on the outside and stay away from the power of Lopez. He managed to find some success but ultimately could not keep his distance long enough as Lopez caught his man with a body shot which put him down for the count.
Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan Vasquez
Felix Verdejo (25-1, 16 KOs) continued his comeback trail. This time against Bryan Vasquez (37-4, 20 KOs). Vasquez had some success early on but was mostly outboxed tonight. For Verdejo, it was his second straight victory since suffering a shocking loss last year at the hands of Ines Torres. It was a good display of skills for the Puerto Rican native. The scores for the contest were 98-92 and two scores of 97-93 for Verdejo.
Shakur Stevenson vs Christopher Diaz
Shakur Stevenson (11-0, 6 KOs) officially made his presence felt in the world of boxing as he completely outclassed former title challenger Christopher Diaz (24-2, 16 KOs). The contest itself was one-way traffic as Stevenson completely dominated from start to finish. All three judges scored the contest in favor of Stevenson when the final bell rang. 100-90, 99-91 and 99-92 all in favor of the Olympic silver medalist.
Lawrence Newton vs. Jonathan Garza
The undefeated record of Lawrence Newton (12-0, 7 KOs) was kept intact as he defeated Johnathan Garza (7-3, 2 KOs). The contest was not competitive in the slightest as Newton rolled to a unanimous decision victory. 59-55 and two scores of 60-54 were in favor of Newton when the final bell rang.
Vikas Krishan vs. Noah Kidd
It wasn’t a blowout but Vikas Krishan (2-0, 1 KO) got past Noah Kidd (3-2-1, 2 KO) by unanimous decision (60-54, 60-54, 59-55) to remain unbeaten.
Lawrence James Fryers vs. Dakota Polley
A dominant performance took place as Lawrence James Fryers (10-1, 3 KOs) dominated every round against Dakota Polley (5-3. 2 KOs). It was just an utter thrashing by Fryers, who although he could not secure the stoppage just simply dominated every round. All three judges agreed in terms of their scorecards as they all scored the bout 60-53 for Fryers.
Edgar Berlanga vs. Samir Dos Santos Barbosa
It was a short night for Edgar Berlanga (10-0, 10 KOs) as he destroyed Samir Dos Santos Barbosa (37-16-3, 26 KOs) in the opening round. It took Berlanga just 41 seconds to dispatch of his opponent and stretch his knockout streak to 10.