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Crawford Leaves Weight Decision in Hands of Managers

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford (24-0, 17KOs) is potentially going to stick around at 135-pounds. On Saturday night he had the biggest win of his pro career, a ninth round knockout of Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-1, 16KOs) before a crowd of nearly 11,000 fans at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

Before the fight, Crawford said Gamboa was going to be his final match at lightweight. Now he's going to leave that decision in the hands of his co-managers, who are likely going to review his best options to make money at 135 and 140.

Top Rank has several fights at 140, like WBA/IBO champion Jessie Vargas, WBO champion Chris Algieri and Ruslan Provodnikov, but many of the name fighters at 140 are managed by Al Haymon and under contract with rival promoter Golden Boy Promotions.

"I'll leave [my decision on whether I move up in weight] to my managers, Brian McIntyre and Cameron Dunkin, they are my two managers. They have been doing everything in their power for me. They've been making the right decisions for me. If their decision is for me to stay at 135 or to go up - then it's on them," Crawford said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by liuj88 on 07-03-2014

[QUOTE=Dark Soul;14711312]I'm getting tired of people complaining like we haven't been getting treated this whole year. Last two weeks for example were big highlights for the sport.. matter of fact, two nights ago. Mikey Garcia could had fought Gamboa but…

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 07-01-2014

Slightly off topic but it's pretty good to get 11,000 for a boxing match not featuring a huge name, isn't it?

Comment by hitking on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=ChampBox@PR;14712613]i can read through the BS. He said he was moving up to 140, after getting hurt in that 9th round vs Gamboa, they know they cant pull that Bs type defense at 140 without getting KTFO. They will milk…

Comment by ChampBox@PR on 06-30-2014

i can read through the BS. He said he was moving up to 140, after getting hurt in that 9th round vs Gamboa, they know they cant pull that Bs type defense at 140 without getting KTFO. They will milk…

Comment by HandSpeed303 on 06-30-2014

[QUOTE=boxingitis;14711078]Better fights please. So many big fights, getting real disapointed with boxing this year. Garcia with his crappy opponents, and he lost. Mickey garcia with one fight. Pac man doesnt have good opponents. Broner sucks. No one wants to fight…

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