Results / Photos: Bud Crawford KOs Avanesyan, Cyborg victorious!
Tonight, WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford (39-0), solidified his place as the pound-for-pound king of boxing with a stunning victory over David Avenesyan (29-4-1). In a fight that will go down in the books of boxing history, Crawford delivered a powerful knockout punch in the sixth round, literally punching through his gloves and rendering Avenesyan unconscious.
The match was a highly anticipated matchup between two of the top welterweight fighters in the world. Crawford, the reigning WBO champion, entered the ring as the heavy favorite, but Avenesyan proved to be a formidable opponent, putting up a valiant fight throughout the early rounds.
But in the sixth round, Crawford unleashed a devastating blow that sent Avenesyan crashing to the canvas. The force of the punch was so great that it punched a hole through Crawford’s gloves, leaving the crowd in shock and awe.
After the fight, Crawford spoke to reporters about the historic moment.
“My coach told me to keep picking my punches, and keep being smart with my punch placement,” Crawford said. “I broke him down and took him out with a punch I’ve been working on extensively in the gym. Once he landed on the canvas, I knew all my hard work and preparation paid off.”
The victory solidifies Crawford’s status as the pound-for-pound king of boxing and sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting continuation of his career.
In the co-main event, superstar Cris Cyborg (2-0) defeated Gabrielle Holloway (0-2) by unanimous decision in a four-round bout. The fight was a closely contested battle, with both fighters putting on an impressive showing of skill and determination. A vicious left hook to the body sent Holloway to the deck in round three. Holloway recovered and made it to the final bell. Cyborg triumphed and remains undefeated in the boxing ranks.
“I’m so happy to have come out on top,” Cyborg said after the fight. “Gabrielle is a tough opponent, and I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I trained hard and gave it my all. I’m just grateful to have come away with the victory.”
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