Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter results: Crawford retains WBO welterweight title with 10th round stoppage
LAS VEGAS – All questions about Terence Crawford have been answered.
For years, the only hit on him was that he was missing a signing victory. He eventually recovered one – and in an exceptional way – when he became the first fighter to stop Shawn Porter, registering a 10th round TKO to retain his WBO welterweight championship in front of 11,568 fans at Michelob ULTRA Arena.
Now the world will be clamoring for a unification fight with IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr.
As has always been the case against Porter, winning wasn’t easy.
At the time of the shutdown, Crawford was up on all three scorecards: 86-85, 86-85 and 87-84. Porter steadily stepped inside and kept Crawford off balance with the aggression and pressure. But Crawford started timing Porter’s advances, then knocked him out with counters that eventually exhausted the former two-time champion.
On lap 10, Crawford opened with a dull left hand that dropped Porter onto his back. A frustrated Porter got up but encountered a glittering jumpsuit that knocked Porter to his knees. Porter hammered the web in frustration and got to his feet. Sadly, his father and trainer Kenny Porter decided his son had had enough and threw in the towel.
Crawford improved to 38-0 with 29 KOs. Porter became his ninth consecutive knockout victim. As for Porter, his career is sort of at a crossroads as he drops to 31-4-1 and slips to the back of the pack when it comes to title opportunities.
Here’s how it all went in Las Vegas.
Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter live updates, highlights
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Tour 10 (12:15 p.m.): Crawford drops Porter with a left hand to open the ride! Porter is on his feet and Crawford is a killer. He’s trying to finish the job. Crawford with a barrage that drops Crawford. Porter beats the canvas on the way up. The porters’ corner stops him! Wow!
Tour 9 (00:13): Porter’s short left hand lands to open the turn. Porter’s big hook barely landed. Bud is not bothered. Body shot by Porter. Crawford searches for his seats and Porter doesn’t make things easier. Crawford lands an inside uppercut and a body blow. 10-9, Crawford (86-85, Crawford)
Round 8 (12:09 am): Crawford with a hard right hand and Porter comes straight at him throwing bombs. Crawford avoids and takes him with a right hand. Nice streak from Bud. Wear the cup on the inside with a short left and barrels on the inside. Porter’s hard left hand. Porter’s big right hand thrills Crawford. Crawford smiles and refocuses. How do you mark this round? 10-9, Crawford (76-76)
Tour 7 (00:04): Carry Bud grape with the left hand. Crawford gives Porter different looks and feints. They exchange the left hand. Porter’s right hand lands and Crawford bounces off the ropes. Counter runs right next to Crawford as Porter arrives. Porter won’t stop coming. Bud smiles again. But it is not throwing enough. 10-9, runner (67-66, runner)
Tour 6 (12:01 am): Crawford lands a big right hand. They will go to war again. Crawford looks for the big shot and charges. Porter comes back roaring. They face heads. Crawford seems to enjoy dogfighting. Bring the brutalize inside. Man, this is a hell of a fight. Counter left inside by Crawford. Lots of internal struggles to close a tight round. 10-9, Crawford (57-57)
Round 5 (11:57 p.m.): Porter working on Bud from the inside out with a bit of a push. Crawford trying to bring Porter down. Flash the jab. Porter bombards Crawford as he covers himself. Few things pass. Crawford accompanies him. Porter is just beating him on this lap, but Crawford is hoping he’s used up his gas tank. 10-9, porter (48-47, porter)
Round 4 (11:52 p.m.): Porter’s hard left hook to open the lathe. Crawford lands a combination and a left hand. They trade hard blows. Porter puts his right hand down and Bud smiles. Wear with a jab and Bud responds to the body. Carry with a lanyard hook that lands. Crawford with a checkered crochet hook that almost made Ricky Hatton’d Porter. They start to sway again. Closer tower. 10-9, Crawford (38-38)
Round 3 (11:48 p.m.): Crawford looks comfortable fighting a southpaw. Starts pushing Porter away. Porter lands a difficult combination. Crawford tried to time and narrowly missed a counter-hook. Porter stuns Bud with a left hand! Bud smiled but he was cracked. They are talking now. Porter is cut over the right eye. Crawford smiles but he knows he is fighting now. 10-9, runner (29-28, runner)
Round 2 (11:44 p.m.): Porter lands a jab and Bud goes left-handed. Barely missing a meter. Draws a hard right hand on Porter. Porter cracked Bud with a hard right hand in response. Crawford lands a right hand and barely misses an uppercut. A shootout breaks out. Both land hard knocks. Bud with a counter uppercut and Porter with a right hand. Crawford takes the jab and smiles. We’re about to get a good one. 10-9, Crawford (19-19)
Round 1 (11:40 p.m.): Porter rushes straight at Crawford with a left hook and calls with a landing right hand. Porter intends to manhandle Bud along the ropes and gets tied up. Crawford reads and watches Porter. Start pulling the jab. Left hand by Porter’s lands. Bud’s hard jab lands. Crawford smiled at Porter. Maybe he already understood something. 10-9, Doorman
11:30 p.m .: âShowtimeâ Shawn Porter makes his debut with WWE Champion Big E and Grammy-nominated Hip Hop artist Rapsody while Terence Crawford keeps it simple as he walks alone to LL Cool J’s âI’m Badâ.
10.58 p.m .: In six rounds, Esquiva Falcao, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist from Brazil, put immense pressure on Patrice Volny. Volny tried to work from the outside but Falcao’s persistence in strangling Volny from the inside racked up the rounds. But a nasty sixth round header clash opened Falcao over the left eye. Falcao is in a lot of pain and it is likely that this fight will be stopped. Yeah, it’s over. The main event is as follows.
22:22: Janibek Alimkhanuly did not have much difficulty returning to the challenge of Hassan N’Dam. He shot him in eight rounds to get the TKO stopped. N’Dam’s best years as a contender are clearly behind him, while Alimkhanuly remains to be watched in the middleweight division. As the rounds progressed it became shooting practice for Alimkhanuly. N’Dam offered little resistance and was regularly timed with strong punches and a hard left hand. The increasing damage was too much for referee Kenny Bayless and the fight was called at 2:40 of the eighth.
9:37 p.m .: As expected, Muratalia mowed down Araujo with an exceptional display of punches and aggression to win the fifth round TKO.
9 p.m .: We are live from Las Vegas and the Crawford-Porter’s pay-per-view game will begin with Raymond Muratalla and Elias Araujo competing in a light showdown.
Start time Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter
- Dated: Saturday 20 November
- Main card time: 9 p.m. ET | 6 p.m. PT
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET | 8 p.m. PT (approximately)
Crawford and Porter are expected to enter the ring around 11 p.m. ET. The night will begin with the first preliminaries at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the preliminary card at 7 p.m. ET and the main card at 9 p.m. ET.
How to watch Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter
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Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter fight card
- Terence Crawford beat. Shawn Porter via TKO in Round 10 (1:21)
- Esquiva Falcao defeats. Patrice Volny via technical decision
- Janibek Alimkhanuly beat. Hassan N’Dam via TKO in the 8th round (2:40)
- Raymond Muratalla beat. Elias Araujo via TKO in Round 5 (2:20)
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