Crawford: Yuriorkis Gamboa is Still The Toughest Fight I've Had

On Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas,  Terence Crawford unified the World Boxing Organization and World Boxing Council super lightweight world titles with a twelve round unanimous decision over Viktor Postol.

Crawford, who improved to 29-0 with 20 knockouts, dropped Postol (28-1, 12KOs) twice in the fifth round to seize control of the bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with two judges scoring it 118-107 for the American and the third seeing it 117-108.

The fight was supposed to be the toughest outing in the career of Crawford, but it seemed like one of his most easiest assignments.

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Before the fight, Crawford said Olympic gold medal winner Yuriorkis Gamboa was his toughest fight to date. Gamboa gave Crawford all sorts of problems in the first four rounds of their 2014 encounter. The entire fight changed around in the fifth, when Crawford dropped him. Crawford dropped him again in the eight and then twice more in the ninth before the fight was stopped.

"I am at the top, I think my performance today put me up there," Crawford told HBO afterwards. "It was a unification fight and no-one is doing that these days, taking on a big threat who is undefeated.

"This wasn't my toughest fight. Not taking any credit away from Postol, it's just that I feel the Gamboa fight was tougher.

"We knew we were going to go in there with angles and box, take away his jab because one hand isn't going to beat me. If you are a straightforward fighter who's only got the jab, you just aren't going to beat me."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Red Skull on 07-26-2016

[QUOTE=DoubleMM;16893578]nice a midget 2 weight classes below you.[/QUOTE] So in other words GGG getting a win over Kell Brook could exactly be compared to this.

Comment by Mike_R on 07-26-2016

People really, REALLY forgot about Gamboa. I've seen him dismissed on this site time and time again after losing to Crawford. Gamboa looked like he was going to set everything on fire in the lower weight classes- but then he…

Comment by JQside on 07-26-2016

So basically Postol was the easier fight. But Crawford ran all night. Yeah that makes sense to a 5 year old. Keep fooling yourself.

Comment by gmc_rfc_06 on 07-26-2016

[QUOTE=theface07;16899047]Hey, Gamboa took the fight so he obviously didn't think he was too small. Furthermore, if Crawford drained himself to get down to 135 do you think that's an advantage? Your comments are contradictory. Also, Crawford gives away the early…

Comment by theface07 on 07-26-2016

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;16894944]Crawford out box the crap out of postal took away his jab, decent win but Crawford still is overrated by many on here. Still has a glass chin that has not been tested yet and when the time comes it…

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