Terence Crawford has a +14.8 plus/minus rating, #2 among active fighters-(Loma +17.3 -#1). Bud landed 48% of his power shots- 10% higher than welterweight avg. His 6.3 landed jabs per round is above the welter. avg.
Crawford opponents landed just 7 punches per round- 10 fewer than the welter avg. and just 5.1 power shots per round, 7.4 fewer than welter avg.
Jose Benavidez, making a HUGE step up in class, landed 41.7% of his power punches. RED FLAG: opponents landed 13.3 power shots per round, slightly higher than the welter. avg.
Following Friday's weigh-in, Terence "Bud" Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. had to be separated at the weigh-in. The trash talk led to Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) being shoved, and then throwing a punch at the WBO welterweight world title challenger Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) - as they collide on Saturday at the CHI Health Center Omaha (ESPN and ESPN Deportes, 10:30 p.m. ET). (photos by Mikey Williams).
ESPN and ESPN Deportes (10:30 p.m. ET)
• Terence Crawford 145.4 lbs vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. 145 lbs
(Crawford's WBO welterweight world title - 12 Rounds)
• Shakur Stevenson 128 lbs vs. Viorel Simion 128.4 lbs
(Super Featherweight - 10 Rounds)
• Carlos Adames 153.6 lbs vs. Joshua Conley 155.4 lbs
(vacant NABF Super Welterweight title - 10 Rounds)
• Mikaela Mayer 129.6 lbs vs. Vanessa Bradford 128.8 lbs
(vacant NABF Super Featherweight title - 8 Rounds)