Terence Crawford (28-0, 20KOs) successfully defended his WBO junior welterweight title against Hank Lundy (26-6-1, 13 KOs) in the Theatre at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
In the opening round, Lundy got the better of Crawford but it was to be the only round in which Lundy would find success and Crawford quickly began to figure his opponent out.
As the fight progressed, Crawford switched to a southpaw stance using his left hand to time Lundy, who followed suit and also switched his stance.
The pressure was slowly applied by Crawford and in the fifth he really went to work. As the round progressed Crawford was able to hurt Lundy with a vicious left, before eventually sending Lundy to the canvas with another left.
Lundy was able to rise from the canvas but Crawford like any good predator, could taste blood and he went in for the kill. Lundy was quickly found himself caught in the midst of a devastating salvo from Crawford and referee, Steve Willis, stepped in to call the bout off.
“I said before the fight that he was going to respect me,” said Crawford, in a post-fight interview. “At the end of the fight, he told me I fought a good fight. For that, I respect him.”