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Crawford: I Hurt Him Plenty of Times, Looked To Finish

Terence Crawford stopped Yuriorkis Gamboa in the ninth round in Omaha, Nebraska, on Saturday night to retain his WBO lightweight title. Crawford wobbled Gamboa with a left and knocked him down with another left earlier in the ninth, then connected with a right to the chin, prompting referee Gino Rodriguez to call the fight over 2 minutes 53 seconds into the round. It was the fourth time Gamboa went down in the contest. 

"I imagined everybody screaming, supporting me. It was everything I thought it was going to be. He caught me with a good shot in the ninth, at the beginning. It got my attention and buzzed me a little. I hurt him plenty of times," Crawford said, "so when I hurt him the last time, I was looking to finish."

The 26-year-old Crawford improved his professional record to 24-0, including 17 knockouts.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by yoshik on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=drenlou;14709911]Its easy?? Martinez couldnt hurt cotto, de la hoya didnt hurt mosely,ect.. dont be mad at crawford he did what he had to do... regarding marquez, now thats a hot fight , but i wouldnt say the almost 40 year…

Comment by yoshik on 06-29-2014

Crawford fought south paw and masterfully out boxed and out powered a talented fighter who the insipid morons picked to TKO an under skilled, slow and powerless Crawford. You people are incredible dummies. Bet you picked Russell to KO Lomachenko,…

Comment by LouIE G on 06-29-2014

[QUOTE=nacho daddy;14709723]Easy to hurt a guy 2 classes below you. I bet a welterweight or JM would kill Crawford. Then he would know what it is like to fight bigger guy.[/QUOTE] Its easy?? Martinez couldnt hurt cotto, de la hoya…

Comment by nacho daddy on 06-29-2014

Easy to hurt a guy 2 classes below you. I bet a welterweight or JM would kill Crawford. Then he would know what it is like to fight bigger guy.

Comment by nolotek on 06-29-2014

I just saw the replay and just want to congratulate the champion for a great victory. He'll make some noise in the sport for the next years. Congrats champion !!!

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