By William Trillo
Hank Lundy thought he had the heart and courage to go the distance with the champ but after getting clubbed upside the head by Terrence Crawford…well Hank, as the commercial said, “This Bud’s For You!” What made the cocky Lundy think he stood a chance against Crawford is beyond me.
In systematic fashion “Bud” measured and tracked down Lundy with precision. That left that dropped off Lundy’s head was not a lucky shot but rather a calculated blow that was set up by a master technician over the previous four rounds. Upon rising to his feet Lundy became little more than clean up detail for Crawford and the fight was stopped promptly thereafter.
I’d like to know what Crawford said to Lundy when the ref stopped the fight. Crawford said he was just showing him respect but something tells me it may have had a little “in yo face” splashed in the statement for effect. The only person who may know what Crawford said to Lundy is the referee Steve Willis. As much as I would like to ask the ref what was said I know I’d never get past all the facial expressions this guy makes and I would never hear a thing.
Crawford is a true force at 140 pounds.
CORRECTION: Crawford is THEE force at 140 pounds….period, end of discussion.
Yes, I know there is a plethora of talent in that division right now but at the present time I think Crawford whips ’em all. The good news is a good portion of the other talented 140 pounders do not live in that Alternate Universe of boxing so the chances of seeing some quality Jr. Welterweight challenges for Crawford’s crown are very good.
Next up? According to Kellerman on Saturday night it’s Ruslan Provodnikov. Not bad I guess, look for Crawford to stop the tough Russian before the seventh.
Another feather in “Bud’s” cap is that outside the ring this young man is a very humble warrior. I met Crawford last year in Las Vegas at a Top Rank show and was very impressed with the way he carried himself. Equally impressive was the small group of friends who were with him. We need more Champions like Terrence Crawford in boxing. He is a breath of fresh air in a world full of……..well…you know…..
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