This Bud’s For You

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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4 Responses to “This Bud’s For You”

  1. David McGarry says:

    Victor Postol might argue otherwise, but I also think Crawford is the best boxer in his class. Unfortunately, the light welterweight division is not as interesting as it was tyhree or four years ago. Some boxers – Garcia and Khan, for example – have moved up in weight and others, such as Mathysse and Provodnikov, have been found wanting.

    Crawford against Broner would be an interesting match up. A unification fight against Postol might also work, although I suspect Postol doesn’t punch hard enough to have a serious chance of winning.

  2. William says:

    Yes, Postol can assert himself and stake a claim but like you I think Crawford is too much for him. Good fight though.

    It looks like Arum is going to bring the Bud show to Los Angeles which opens the door a bit for Postol who has two big victories in So. Cal.

    Provodnikov is also L.A. friendly and I lean to him getting the fight. Either way it’s my intention to be there.

    As far as a guy like Broner, first we have the Alternate Universe to deal with. As Lampley mentioned Saturday night, that divide appears to be drying up as quickly as the bank account of Uncle Al so maybe it could happen. Personally I would love it, that night would definitely be AB…..ALL BUD!!

    Then we have Matthysse,Herrera, Peterson et al

    I can’t see any of them defeating Crawford….not a one.

  3. Luis M. Cádiz says:

    I would like to see Terrence Crawford win all 4 belts at 140 before he or Arum think of going up to the welterweights. Been a while since we’ve had a TRULY undisputed champ with all 4 belts.

  4. William says:

    Luis M. Cadiz????? What? LOL Look for Crawford to take on Postol in early summer and then clear out the 140 pound division.