We're bringing you an update on a thrilling boxing match that took place in Las Vegas.
Terence Crawford, in a masterful performance, dominated Errol Spence Jr., scoring a ninth-round TKO in the long-awaited superfight to capture the undisputed welterweight championship. The fight took place on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena.
Crawford, known for his powerful punches, floored Spence in Round 2 and twice in Round 7. This two-fisted beatdown allowed him to seize the IBF, WBA, and WBC 147-pound titles, adding to his WBO belt. The 35-year-old Crawford was in total control of the bout from Round 2, when Spence was floored for the first time in his career.
Crawford, who was accompanied by music superstar Eminem and his seminal hit "Lose Yourself" as he entered the ring, was in total control of the bout from the second round. He used a left hand to Spence's body that set up a southpaw jab for a flash knockdown.
Despite the defeat, Spence, 33, never stopped coming forward behind his steady southpaw jab. He was cut over the right eye in Round 3 and barely landed a punch of consequence for the remainder of the bout.
Crawford simply beat Spence to the punch time and again and carved up the Texan with his superior timing, sense of range, and tremendous counterpunching ability. Crawford outlanded Spence 185-96 in total punches, including an 87-33 edge in jabs and 98-63 in power punches.
There's a bidirectional rematch clause that Spence can trigger within 30 days of the fight, and he vowed to be "a lot better" the second time around. The winner is able to choose if the return bout takes place at 147 or 154 pounds. Spence said he hopes it will be at 154 pounds.
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