Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Boxing | International

Terrence Crawford © Getty Images

Crawford dominates and wins in nine



Terrence Crawford completely dominated Jeff Horn to win the WBO welterweight belt at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The 30-year-old Crawford, a former WBA and IBF junior-welterweight champion, moved up in weight to take on the bigger Horn for the WBO belt.

He was in control throughout, before referee Robert Byrd stepped in to stop the fight at 2 minutes 33 seconds into the ninth round.

Early in the fight Crawford proved to be the more skilled fighter as he picked off Horn with his jab.

Crawford had no problems with the higher weight class and his timing and speed was just too much for the defending champion.

As the fight progressed, the rather desperate Horn, 30, tried to barge his way in without success.

By round eight Crawford was in complete control as he continued to pepper Horn with combinations.

Horn was put down in the ninth round but got up quickly.

Crawford continued to punish him and it came as no surprise when the referee called the fight off.

Crawford improved his record to 33-0; 24, and Horn’s record dropped to 18-1-1; 12.

Before the stoppage Horn had not won a round. Crawford was 80-72 ahead on all three judges’ scorecards going into the ninth round.

The judges were Burt A. Clements, Guido Cavalleri and Adam Height.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Ron Jackson
How would you score it?
Two fighters are hammering away at each other toe-to-toe and suddenly one takes a big shot on the...

Ron Jackson II
Did you know?
Denis Adams never lost his Empire flyweight title in the ring. Adams lost the title on May 31 1961...