Martinez beats Cotto by 11th round TKO!!!!!!!Posted June 30, 2014 9:34 pm
Gary Russell knocks Lomachenko out, or win by CLEAR DECISION!!!Posted June 30, 2014 9:33 pm
Gamboa wins by crushing 4th round KO!!!Posted June 30, 2014 9:31 pm
I want to plant my big lips on crawfords chocolate cream filled chocolate barPosted June 30, 2014 7:16 pm
its a lot easier to move up in weight then it once was because of peds. does not always work though.Posted June 30, 2014 10:54 am
I saw this one coming from 4,230,345.385 miles away. I have good sight and better insight. I am the greatest fight PROPHET ever born!!!!Posted June 30, 2014 9:22 am
Gamboa was just too small and after the PED’s accusations he seemed to go into hiding and now doesn’t seem to have much power?? hmmmm.. whatcha gonna do? possibly another exposed cheat without his PED’s, Cement WRaps, Weight Advantage, Steriods, all the same cheaters.. Hopefully GlassJawah gets the fk away from wannabee Promoter Filthy Scents and get his life in order…Posted June 30, 2014 7:55 am
Gamboa/Crawford was a mismatch. Gamboa is a good boxer but needs to go down in weight.Posted June 30, 2014 4:59 am
Don’t overhype this samboPosted June 30, 2014 4:26 am
Crawford vs Mikey Garcia next….Posted June 30, 2014 12:41 am
Quit hating not sold yet. Crawford’s going great guns and there’s only more good things in store to come.Posted June 29, 2014 9:50 pm
Not sold yet
Crawford’s got some nice skills but I’m still not sold on him as this great world beater are hyping him up to be yet.
Who’s he beaten? A badly faded Ricky Burns who was no great shakes even when he was in his prime?
A much smaller rusty inactive Gamboa whose form has taken a nosedive since his name was brought up in connection with the Biogenesis PED scandal?
Burns has been slipping for quite a while now. He should really have lost two on the trot heading heading into the Crawford bout and he just got beaten again at the weekend by a nobody.
And Gamboa’s chin was seriously suspect down at FW and SFW when he was competing against opponents his own size.
Crawford’s good but I’m not drinking the Kool-aid until he proves himself to me some more.Posted June 29, 2014 9:42 pm
I don’t know what Paul Albano is talking about.. This fight ALWAYS had the potential to be a FOTY candidate.
Anytime you match 2 undefeated world championship caliber fighters who can box and punch, you’ve got a great fight.. Doubly so if they both have speed and power.
The way the fight unfolded was amazing… I expected Crawford to get rid of Gamboa quickly—at least in 5 rounds… I expected Gamboa to be knocked down a lot like he was… The Cuban refugee combines Mike Tyson power with a Tommy Hearns defense
The fight was spectacular… Gamboa is even faster than Crawford… He tagged Terence up pretty damned good for a while… If Gamboa had a defense he’s be a pretty damned tough guy to beat.. He’s looks like a little Mike Tyson with much better legs. He has the speed of Roy Jones Jr – He just never heard of a defense.Posted June 29, 2014 8:09 pm
Ever since I saw Crawford against Prescott I thought he was the truth. I look forward to watching him fight. Wonder who the next opponent would be.Posted June 29, 2014 7:34 pm
That’s what I’m saying. Gamboa was a legit opponent at 135 and Crawford not only stopped him, but adapted (switched to southpaw) got rocked a couple times and he STILL won the fight. Add in the Burns fight and I think the jury is in: Crawford is the real deal. I’ll take someone super special to beat him at this point in time.Posted June 29, 2014 6:33 pm
Keep it real
Patrick, Gamboa is an awesome fighter and would give a lot of fighters at this weight a hard time but is this because Gamboa is outrageously gifted or is it that this division is weak at the moment, apart from Crawford of course.Posted June 29, 2014 4:37 pm
@ Keep it real. Last night, at 135 pounds, name a fighter who Gamboa wouldn’t have given hell to?Posted June 29, 2014 4:10 pm
Keep it real
Jury still out on Crawford – Let see what happens after the hype. Gamboa too light – Burns burnt out – Crawford needs to fight an established fighter before he has officially arrived as a force to be reckoned with.Posted June 29, 2014 3:54 pm
crawford reminded me of a ray leonard- thomas hearns throwback,but with a solid chin.Posted June 29, 2014 3:21 pm
Gamboa was so ring rusty its untrue.. Crawford been keeping busy upping the opposition as he has gone on.. Gamboa can come back but his promoter needs to sort his s*”t out big time!Posted June 29, 2014 3:07 pm
Gamboa simply has no defense….his hands are always down. One thing he is…he is brave…courageous, unfortunately Crawford is much bigger than him and he fought like it. This was a beating…..make no mistake….this kid Crawford has all the tools, he is the real deal.Posted June 29, 2014 2:35 pm
Hey Screwy, I’m not completely sold on CRAWFORD, just yet. In all his fights he’s pretty much done as he’s pleased against the lanky Prescott and Burns he probably didn’t even get out of second gear.
Burns has been going backwards alarmingly ever since he beat Kevin Mitchell and he lost the other evening…
I think CRAWFORD is one if those guys who does just enough to win a fight but he will only look great when his opponent comes at him looking for a row.
I think GAMBOA is a talent, but last night he was at a massive reach disadvantage but managed to score regularly with his right to the body and then his hook to the head for the first few rounds.
I would like to see CRAWFORD’S chin given a sterner test as last night I think he was out for a couple of seconds, but GAMBOA couldn’t follow up. But, I’ve lost count the amount of times that a guy has pulled out a KO shot when he’s been under fire, like CRAWFORD was in those last few moments.
It’s a shame the LW division is quite thin, but I see him eyeing up challenges from Mikey Garcia if he chooses to step up and to PROVODNIKOV and Algieri if he wishes to step up to 140.
Arum has been looking for future stars of TOP RANK. He now has Featherweights in Lomachenko and Walters, Jnr Lightweight in Mikey Garcia, Lightweight in CRAWFORD, Provo and Manny Pac at Welter.
He’s probably thinking how can he turn Mikey and Terrence into PPV stars and eventually challengers to Manny!Posted June 29, 2014 2:33 pm
Octavius Jomar Chatman
Crawford is the truth…Give that man his props….He dealt with ADVERSITY and found a way to turn it around…They are PROFESSIONALS…All this HEIGHT CRAP is an EXCUSE!!!!!! His height wasn’t a factor in the first 4 ROUNDS; Terence MADE THE RIGHT ADJUSTMENTS AND WON!!!!!Posted June 29, 2014 1:25 pm
Credit to both fighters for giving the fans an exciting fight, and congratulations to Crawford for a good solid win. BUT, after watching last night’s fight, and countless other tall guy vs short guy fights (Klitschko vs Sam Peter, Lewis vs Tyson, Big daddy vs Holyfield, Cotto vs Trout to name a few), does it make sense to ask if Boxing should probably include a height limitation for fights? For example, a 5’4″ featherweight can’t be matched up with anyone taller than 5′ 6″. I know that one of the repercussions should that rule be in place would be that certain fights would never happen (last night’s for example). But with the ambiguous advantage/disadvantage, would an almost one sided fight as such even be worth watching??? Just food for thoughtPosted June 29, 2014 12:35 pm
Just as I predicted! !!!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!!!!Posted June 29, 2014 11:58 am
so much promise . . . great win for crawford!Posted June 29, 2014 11:29 am
Fight someone your own sizePosted June 29, 2014 11:13 am
TJ, I sorta agree with your assessment, but Crawford deserves more credit. Gamboa went 23-0 using this reckless style. It actually worked well for the first few rounds until Crawford switch to southpaw and began to time Gamboa and started to catch him rushing in with his right hook every time. Although Gamboa frustrated me, Crawford impressed me at the same.Posted June 29, 2014 10:45 am
Plain and simple Gamboa was just too small .. I agree with TJ it was more of Gamboa making Crawford look sensational rather than Crawford being sensational .. Mi personally think Crawford is overrated and will be exposed sooner than later !!Posted June 29, 2014 10:33 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan to Paul Albano
Crawford did not win by a tenth round stoppage. He won by a 9th-round KO.Posted June 29, 2014 10:09 am
Brazilian Boxing Fan to Paul Albano
His name is Terence. Not Terrance.Posted June 29, 2014 10:09 am
Te lo dije
A COJER BATATAS SE A DICHO!!!Posted June 29, 2014 7:26 am
Te lo dije
TE LO DIJE OTRO PENDEJO CUBANO MAS!!!!!Posted June 29, 2014 7:22 am
GAMBOA IS THE architect of his own downfall.
When he’s been down so many times before, you’d have thought he would have the presence to take stock, regroup, look at his corner (how much time is left in the round?) and take at least a 6 or 7 count and buy some time.
I had him shade the first and taking the next 3, before CRAWFORD floored him in the 5th. CRAWFORD then took the 7th through the 8th with another knockdown that GAMBOA should have taken a longer count and spoiled his way through to the end, instead of taking more big shots.
He definitely hurt CRAWFORD who lurched forward early in the 9th, but probably through how own ineptness he couldn’t follow it up, instead getting into a maul.
How in the hell does a decorated amateur and top level pro think he can just throw shots, leaving his chin out to dry. ANY counterpuncher will take that chin out and that’s exactly what CRAWFORD did, hurt or not.
GAMBOA still had a chance if only he had looked to his corner – he had about 20 seconds til the end of the round, but no…. Stupid is as stupid does… He marches straight into CRAWFORD winging punches, chin up and BAM, be eats a vicious uppercut counter….
That’s it… GAME OVER….
I’m not a fan of CRAWFORD, but admit this is the most exciting he’s ever looked and I’ve seen him in with the likes of Breidis Prescott and Ricky Burns….
Personally, I think it was GAMBOA who made CRAWFORD look sensational, rather than CRAWFORD being sensational.
The only thing out there for GAMBOA and 50 is to drop back to 130 and beg Mikey Garcia for a fight.