Terence Crawford is the light-welterweight undisputed world champion – the first in 12 years.
The 29-year old American knocked out Namibia’s Julius Indongo with a left hook to the body in round three of a short-lived bout at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. Crawford came in with the WBC and WBO belts; Indongo, from Namibia, was the WBA and IBF champion.
“It means everything,” Crawford said. “When you start boxing when you’re seven years old, that’s your dream to become world champion, and after that you want to become something bigger than world champion. You go to the highest level possible.”
The fight was the first four-belt unification bout since 2004 when Bernard Hopkins stopped Oscar De La Hoya to claim all the belts in the 160lb division.
Stylistically, the Crawford is known for his fast hand speed, formidable punching power, and defensive skills, as well as his ability to comfortably switch hit from orthodox to southpaw.