Crawford Stops Horn & Takes WBO 147 Pound Title
By William Trillo
Terrance “Bud” Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) was too much for
Jeff Horn (18-1-1, 12 KO’s) in this one sided battle for
Horn’s belt. Crawford was in complete command throughout the
night and had little trouble as he stopped Horn in the 9th
round after a barrage of unanswered punched forced the ref
to bring a halt to the bout at the 2:33 mark.
Crawford not only showed he belonged in the welterweight
division but proved to have the power and skill to keep up
with any of the elite fighters in the division.
Horn was game but as expected he was no match for the likes
of a fighter the caliber of Crawford. Look for “Bud” to
become a dominant force in the talented welterweight mix.
Jose Pedraza (24-1, 12 KO’s) bloodied his foe Antonio Mora
on his way to a decisive 10 round decision. Pedraza put a
gash on Mora’s nose early and kept up the onslaught to take
a decision on all cards 96-94. With the win Pedraza grabbed
the WBO Latino Lightweight title.
In a WBA welterweight title eliminator Jose Benavidez (27-0,
18 KO’s) need little time to stop Frank Rojas (22-1, 21
KO’s). With two sharp right hands Rojas went down for the
count at the 1:24 mark of round one.
Maxim Dadashev (11-0, 10 KO’s) was impressive in his victory
over former world title contender Darleys Perez (33-4-2, 21
KO’s). Dadashev was in complete control of the fight and one
thudding blow to the top of Perez head in round 10 brought a
halt to the action at the 1:49 mark. For his efforts
Dadashev took home the NABF Jr. Welterweight belt.
In a lack luster affair Light Heavyweight Steve Nelson
(11-0, 8 KO’s) stopped Dashon Webster (10-2, 6 KO’s) at the
46 second mark of round 6.
David Kamisky (2-0, 1 KO) made quick work of Trevor Lavin
(1-1, 1 KO) in a lopsided middleweight bout. Kamisky dropped
and stopped Lavin at the 1:12 mark of round 2.