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Crawford: I'm Not Ducking Anyone From PBC or Top Rank!

Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas was game, but Terence "Bud" Crawford was too much.

Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) defended his WBO welterweight world title, knocking down Kavaliauskas three times en route to a ninth-round TKO in front of 10,101 fans at Madison Square Garden.

“I thought I had to entertain ya’ll for a little bit. He’s a strong fighter, durable, and I thought I’d give the crowd something to cheer for," Crawford said. “I wasn’t hurt at all. I got up and went straight to him. I wasn’t hurt by no means. I walked through everything he threw all night.

“I’m not ducking anyone on the PBC side or Top Rank platform. I want to fight all the top guys.”

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Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17 KOs) had some success early, even buzzing Crawford in the third round with a near-knockdown. Crawford rebounded, reloaded and dominated per usual, cementing his status at the top of the welterweight and pound-for-pound heap.

Also on the card, Teofimo Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) blitzed Richard Commey (29-3, 26 KOs) in two rounds to win the IBF lightweight world title. Lopez knocked Commey down with a right hand in the second round and followed up with a savage combination that forced referee David Fields to stop the fight.

 Revenge came for Michael “Mick” Conlan, but it was wasn’t easy. The pride of Belfast, Conlan earned a 10-round unanimous decision over Vladimir Nikitin to retain his WBO Intercontinental featherweight belt by scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92. Conlan controlled the bout, but Nikitin had his moments and found a home for his overhand right.
 
Nikitin (3-1, 0 KOs) was the beneficiary of a controversial decision over Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) at the 2016 Rio Olympics, a decision that sparked an international firestorm and set up this highly anticipated grudge match.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by slimPickings on 12-15-2019

Imagine that. TC being "exposed" after a long and VERY successful career. His 0 is still intact and no one is willing to step forward to take it. He is so talented and the expectation of him are so high…

Comment by Jab jab boom on 12-15-2019

[QUOTE=Liondw;20257783]Crawford finished the fight very well and is still a top welterweight, but he did get somewhat exposed. It looked like he got knocked down clearly, but he did recover very well.[/QUOTE] what exactly was exposed? That's one of the…

Comment by Liondw on 12-15-2019

Crawford finished the fight very well and is still a top welterweight, but he did get somewhat exposed. It looked like he got knocked down clearly, but he did recover very well.

Comment by Jaydizzle on 12-15-2019

Budweiser Crawford would get demolished by Spence...he all hype..stay away from PBC fighters....that right he got hit with..his ass would have been KO!

Comment by slimPickings on 12-15-2019

[QUOTE=Gary Coleman;20257637][B]I saw what I needed to see.[/B] Spence will beat Bud up. I hope Vegas buys into Crawford's P4P hype. I like it when Bud gets angry and fights but he sure as **** ain't out slugging Errol.[/QUOTE] TC…

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