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Crawford vs. Kavaliauskas - Official Scorecards

Madison Square Garden, New York City - WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) retained his title after dropping unbeaten mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-1-1, 17 KOs) three times before the bout was waved off in the ninth round.

Crawford came out with a sharp jab to control the pace and distance from the first round. The second was as close as the first, with a technical boxing match playing out.

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In the third, Kavaliauskas appeared to stun Crawford as he came in. Crawford went down and the referee waved it off as a slip. The challenger stayed patient and landed a combination when they traded. Crawford came out working the jab in the fourth, throwing combinations and pushing back the challenger. Crawford continued the same strategy in the fifth.

Kavaliauskas made it close in the sixth, with Crawford still holding the edge. They were trading punches at close range in the seventh. As they were trading hard shots in the seventh, Crawford dropped him with a hook. He was unable to finish as the round ended.

Crawford controlled most of the eight round with his boxing and punching.  During the ninth, a series of punches gave Crawford a second knockdown, and then he dropped his quickly a third time for the stoppage.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Southpaw010 on 12-15-2019

Wow it didn't matter what mean machine did and how much he outpunched him or landed harder shots. His ONLY way to win was by Knockout. He won at least 3 rounds but again Top Rank match makers control who…

Comment by Tecnoworld on 12-15-2019

Crawford in real difficulties in r3. Never seen him like that before.

Comment by Pigeons on 12-15-2019

[QUOTE=KTFOKING;20256379]One ref gave Crawford the 3rd round? Oh ***** LOL. He definitely lost rounds 2 and 3, round 1 was pretty close and there was another round that Mean Machine had a good case for. But to give Crawford the…

Comment by pretty ste on 12-15-2019

I only gave mean machine 2 rounds after 4 rounds Bud started breaking him down

Comment by KTFOKING on 12-15-2019

One ref gave Crawford the 3rd round? Oh ***** LOL. He definitely lost rounds 2 and 3, round 1 was pretty close and there was another round that Mean Machine had a good case for. But to give Crawford the…

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