Terence Crawford vs Yuriorkis Gamboa Special

Posted Jun 29, 2014 by Zachary Stallings
Live from the Century Link Center in Omaha, Nebraska WBO Lightweight Champion Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO) put his title on the line against Yuriorkis Gamboa (23-0 16 KO).
Crawford and Gamboa at there weigh in before the June 28th fight
Crawford and Gamboa at there weigh in before the June 28th fight
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Terence Crawford vs Yuriorkis Gamboa came into this fight with many people thinking it would be a very good boxing match, and for Gamboa it started out that way.
For the first four rounds Gamboa dominated the fight with very good technical boxing. Gamboa was able to dictate the range and landed his straight right hand at will. Gamboa was able to make Crawford miss with constant movement.
In the third round the momentum in the fight began to slowly change as Crawford switched to a southpaw stance. Crawford also began to walk through Gamboa's punches, getting inside, using his size to rough Gamboa up. Crawford did a very good job of being patient, he picked his spot and never really tried to forcing anything to happen.
The fight completely changed in the 5th round, as Crawford patients paid off. Crawford landed a right hook that staggered Gamboa, which allowed him to land another one moments later putting him on the canvas.
Crawford from that moment on was able to take his time and control the tempo of the fight. When he wanted he used his length to keep Gamboa on the outside, and would then use his size to get inside and land clean shots to the body.
To Gamboa's credit he tried to stay in the fight and never backed down from Crawford. In the 9th round Gamboa caught Crawford with a straight right hand that staggered him, but nothing came of it. After Crawford took that shot he came back and knocked Crawford down two more times ending the fight.
Crawford in this fight proved to the boxing world that he is one of if not the top fighter in the lightweight division. Crawford also put a target on his back letting the division know that he is now the one to beat.