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Photos: Terence Crawford Gets in Fight Week Work For Molina

Omaha, Nebraska - WBC, WBO super lightweight champion Terence "Bud" Crawford of Omaha gets ready to battle with number one contender John "The Gladiator" Molina at the CenturyLink Center Omaha on Top Rank's big fight card televised live on HBO. Photography by Mikey Williams / Top Rank.

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Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with TGB Promotions, the Crawford vs. Molina world championship event will take place on Saturday, December 10, at CenturyLink Center Omaha (455 North 10th St., Omaha, Neb. 68102),  and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT. 

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Reserved seat tickets to the Crawford - Molina world championship event, priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127, go on sale Today at 3:00 p.m. ET.  They can be purchased at the CenturyLink Center Omaha box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.  To charge-by-phone call (800) 745-3000.  To order online, visit ticketmaster.com.

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Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs), of Omaha, Neb., is a two-division world champion who has won four of his last six bouts by stoppage.  He unified the 140-pound titles in a battle between consensus Top-10 pound-for-pound fighters on July 23, successfully defending his WBO junior welterweight title for the third time by winning a unanimous decision over previously undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Viktor Postol.  That victory also garnered him The Ring title, designating him the lineal champion. 

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The consensus Top-Five pound-for-pound fighter will be looking to repeat his star-making 2014 which featured three world championship victories as well as Fighter of the Year honors from the Boxing Writers Association of America and major media alike.  Crawford, 29, captured the vacant WBO junior welterweight crown on April 18, 2015, via a devastating sixth-round knockout of once-beaten No. 2 world-rated contender Thomas Dulorme.  His title defenses include  stopping No.2 world-rated contender Dierry Jean in front of a packed house at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha on October 24, 2015, knocking out Top-10 contender Hank Lundy in the fifth round last February 27, at a sold-out Theater at Madison Square Garden, and headlining his first pay-per-view on July 23, where he totally dominated Postol.  

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Crawford began his career-best year on March 1, 2014, just 13 days short of the sixth anniversary of his professional debut.  He captured his first world title, the WBO lightweight title, dethroning defending champion Ricky Burns on Burns’ home turf of Glasgow, Scotland.  Scoring a powerful and unanimous decision, Crawford put the boxing world on notice with his virtuoso performance as he pulled out all stops in dismantling Burns, rocking the defending champion throughout the fight, while switching back and forth between orthodox and southpaw stances.  He followed that with a dramatic and critically-acclaimed knockout victory of undefeated former world champion and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Yuriorkis Gamboa on June 28, 2014, in a Fight of the Year nominee.  It was one of the most-watched fights of the year with over 1.2 million viewers catching the live, first-time airing of the fight, according to Nielsen Media Research. 

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He concluded 2014 on November 29 with a thorough shellacking of one-time world title challenger and No. 1 contender Ray Beltran, winning 11 of the 12 rounds.   Crawford, who is friendly with Warren Buffet, is only the second Nebraska native to be recognized as a boxing world champion.  Perry “Kid” Graves, from Rock Bluff, captured the welterweight crown, knocking out Johnny Alberts in Brooklyn, in 1914, according to the Omaha World-Herald.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 12-07-2016

[QUOTE=Sam Donald;17258878]this guy kills him self to make weight 100% i wanna see him fight at 147 i reckon he will eventually end his career at 160[/QUOTE] He'll fight Pac at 147 next year.

Comment by Dr Rumack on 12-07-2016

Crawford just training to make weight for this one. Will be his easiest fight in a long, long time.

Comment by Sam Donald on 12-07-2016

this guy kills him self to make weight 100% i wanna see him fight at 147 i reckon he will eventually end his career at 160

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