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Terrence Crawford impressive in beating Sanabria

crawford454By Dan Ambrose: I think we may have seen boxing’s newest star in the lightweight division with undefeated Terrence Crawford (21-0, 15 KO’s) putting on a masterful boxing and punching performance in beating Alejandro Sanabria (34-2-1, 25 KO’s) by a 6th round TKO at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

Crawford was almost un-hittable with his airtight defense and his quick footwork. He jabbed and pounded Sanabria like a surgeon. The fight ended suddenly when Crawford wound up and hit Sanabria with a picture perfect left hook to the head that put him down for the night. There was no getting up from that punch, and Crawford had his knockout.

I think Crawford may be the best fighter in the lightweight division right now, and that includes Adrien Broner, Richard Abril and Ricky Burns. I think Crawford is better than all of them. I doubt he’ll get any of those guys to fight him, but I think he’s the best at this weight right now.

What Crawford needs to do is move up to 140 and not waste his time trying to get fights against guys that will likely turn him down for a fight. He needs to go to the light welterweight division and go after the big names at that weight because that’s where the money is and I think he can beat pretty much all of them.

Adrien Broner says he’s the future of boxing. Well I don’t think he can beat Crawford and if that fight were to happen, Broner would get schooled the same way that Sanabria was.

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