On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) re-solidified his status as the best 140-pounder in the world with a dominant fifth-round TKO victory against Hank Lundy (26-6-1, 20 KOs) to defend his WBO title at the Madison Square Garden theater in New York City.
The scheduled 12-round fight was televised on HBO.
Crawford, a 28-year-old native of Omaha, Nebraska, did not wait long before he switched to his southpaw stance in Round 1.
Lundy, who had previously said he would have answers for Lundy’s southpaw stance, immediately took advatage. Indeed, the 32-year-old Pennsylvania native landed hard shots in the opening round, though Crawford was not bothered by them.
In the following round, Crawford began touching Lundy more with his quick jab, which allowed him to set up his straight left or right hook. In Round 4, however, Lundy made the mistake of switching to southpaw as well, which only made him susceptible to Crawford’s hard left hand.
In Round 5, Crawford’s left hand earned him a knockdown, which he followed with a fight-finishing flurry.
In his post-fight interview, Crawford said that he’d be open to fighting anybody, but that it was up to his managers and his promoter, Top Rank.
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