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Crawford is Undisputed Welterweight King with TKO over Spence Jr.

The heated debate over who is the best pound for pound welterweight of the modern era is finally settled. Terence Crawford dominated Errol Spence on Saturday night, scoring three knockdowns and stopping Spence in the ninth round to become the undisputed welterweight king.

After a slow first round for both fighters, Crawford completely and clearly took over the fight. The first knockdown came off a counter jab in the second round. To his defense, Spence beat the count and continued to try to make something happen, but Crawford was too fast, too technical and too powerful. .He was dominant

Crawford is Undisputed Welterweight King with TKO over Spence Jr.

 

Spence hit the canvas twice in the seventh round but continued to try to find a way to change the flow of the fight. Crawford was by far the better fighter, however, blasting Spence with heavy jabs and big straight left hands. By the ninth round, Crawford’s attack had Spence reeling and left the referee no option other than to stop the action at 2:32 of the frame.

With the win, Crawford unified the WBA, WBC and IBF titles with his WBO title and more importantly closed a longstanding debate over whether he or Spence were the best 147-pound fighter of the era.