The other candidate for boxing’s pound-for-pound crown, former undisputed Super Lightweight champion Terence Crawford, faces veteran Amir Khan in the second defense of his Welterweight title tonight (Sat., April 20, 2019) inside Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE coverage of the main event below, with the four-fight pay-per-view (PPV) broadcast beginning at 9 p.m. ET this evening.
After claiming all four major belts at 140 pounds, Crawford (34-0, 25 KO) successfully debuted at Welterweight with a beating of Jeff Horn to earn the WBO belt. Four months later, he handed Jose Benavidez Jr. the first loss of his career for Crawford’s eighth knockout in nine fights.
Khan (33-4, 20 KO) is undefeated (2-0) since getting knocked into another dimension by Canelo Alvarez, dominating Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas.
If you’re interested, the main card also includes top prospects Teofimo Lopez and Shakur Stevenson, as well as former “Prospect of the Year” Felix Verdejo attempting to get his career back on track.
“Crawford vs. Khan” Quick Results:
Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan — Crawford def. Khan by TKO (corner stoppage) at 0:47 of Round Six
“Crawford vs. Khan” Round-By-Round Coverage:
Welterweight Championship: Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan
Round one: Khan pumping his jab early. One minute in. Khan lands a right downstairs. Crawford yet to really throw. More jabs from Khan. One minute to go. The first right hand Crawford lands rattles Khan, then a left hook puts him on his butt. He beats the count with time to spare. Another right hand from Crawford, who’s on the attack. A third right and Khan is wobbling again, but he’s saved by the bell. 10-8 Crawford.
Round two: Crawford now jabbing with him. Left hook to the body. Khan tries a combo. One minute in. Khan hook around the guard. Crawford stalking him around the ring. They trade, both land good hooks. One minute to go. Jab exchange. 3-2 from Khan lands clean. Clinch. 10-9 Khan, 19-18 Crawford.
Round three: Another 3-2 from Khan. Body jab, left hook. One minute in. Tentative interlude, right hook by Crawford. Clinch off a Khan flurry. One minute to go. Crawford tries a two-piece counter. 1-1-2. 2-1. Close. 10-9, 29-27 Crawford.
Round four: Clinch. Khan looking to jab. Straight left from Crawford. Khan lands a 2-1 and clinches a minute in. Khan lands a right to the body, Crawford sticks his tongue out at him. Crawford looking to jab as well. They exchange inside. Hard right hook from Crawford, then a length combo. Khan claims a low blow, ref doesn’t intervene. One minute to go. 2-3 stings Khan and Crawford follows up with body blows. More big shots to the head and body. Khan cracks him with a straight right. 10-9, 39-36 Crawford.
Round five: Clinch to start the round. Crawford rips a right hook downstairs, stings him with a straight left. Khan waving him on. Counter left by Crawford. One minute in. Crawford looking for combos, trading jabs. Straight left by Crawford, looking for combos. Khan clinches. Crawford to the body. Khan combo, clinch. They trade hooks. One minute to go. Uppercut and straight left land for Crawford. Khan with a counter jab. Heavy left hook, good 1-2. Good right hand. Good work late from Khan, but 10-9, 49-45 Crawford.
Round six: Crawford tries a 3-2 as Khan looks for the body. Counter hook from Crawford, then a low blow that has Khan reeling.
Wait, what? They’re stopping the fight. He has five minutes to recover. Is it a technical decision?
Oh, Virgil Hunter apparently stopped the fight. TKO, then.
Final result: Crawford def. Khan by TKO