Fight Update: Terence Crawford defeated Henry Lundy via 5th round TKO - February 27, 2016.
Match: Terence Crawford vs. Henry Lundy.
Titles: WBO World super lightweight.
Date: February 27, 2016.
Location: New York, NY.
Commission: NY State Athletic.
Promoters: Top Rank.
Full Fight Card:
Terence Crawford vs. Henry Lundy
Felix Verdejo vs. William Silva
Sean Monaghan vs. Janne Forsman
Mike Reed vs. Marco Antonio Lopez
Julian Rodriguez vs. King Daluz
Christopher Diaz vs. Angel Luna
Emmanuel Taylor vs. Wilfredo Acuna
WBO junior welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford (left) vs. Hank Lundy press conference at Chase Square at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Crawford, began his title reign when he totally out-classed Scotland’s Ricky Burns in his own backyard in March 2014 to win the WBO World Lightweight title. He then saw off undefeated Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa, a former Olympic Gold medallist, in nine rounds in the first title defence in June before outpointing tough Mexican and former world title challenger Raymundo Beltran in November in his second title defence.
“Bud” started 2015 by stepping up to super-lightweight and destroying number two ranked contender Thomas Dulorme to capture the Vacant WBO Crown with a sixth round stoppage in April, followed by a first title defence against the tough Puerto Rican based Frenchman and number two ranked challenger Dierry Jean in ten rounds last November.
His challenger, Lundy, hails from the mean streets of Philadelphia and brings the old school fight mentality of the greats who have come out of the fighting city like Bernard Hopkins and Joe Frazier, into his showdown against Crawford.
Never to shy away from a fight, his challenger “Hammerin” Lundy has defeated former world champions including David Diaz and Richar Abril as well as contenders Olusegan Ajose, Patrick Williams, Dannie Williams and Angelo Santana in his 32-fight career with 26 wins, five losses, one draw and 13 knockouts. In his last fight he captured the WBC Continental Lightweight title with a fifth round stoppage of Carlos Velasquez and is rated number eight in the world by the organisation.
Crawford would be a legitimate favorite over any other junior welterweight fighter in the world today.