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A Look Back in PHOTOS: Terence Crawford Overcomes a Game Jose Benavidez Jr.

Terence Crawford (R) and Jose Benavidez Jr. went at it this past Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

There was a lot to take in during my visit to Omaha, NE this past weekend. In the main event inside of the CHI Health Center, we witnessed one of the sport’s top fighters, WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, overcome a spirited effort from Jose Benavidez Jr. before stopping him in the 12th round on ESPN’s airwaves.

Crawford (34-0, 25 KO’s) had some tough moments during the first half of the fight against Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s), but he stay composed and changed the momentum of the fight following round six. Crawford began to counter Benavidez much easier, and a big uppercut from the 31-year old champion registered the fight’s only knockdown in the 12th. Crawford jumped on Benavidez moments later, hammering him accurate shots, and the fight was waived off.

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By Chris Robinson

If the theatrics of this fight week have been any indication, boxing fans are in for a treat later tonight when WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford meets undefeated former interim champion Jose Benavidez Jr. inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE. Simply click the photo above to be taken to our YouTube page to check out videos of Friday’s weigh-in and Thursday’s final press conference, both of which were full of drama.

Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) vs. Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) goes down later tonight on ESPN.

VIDEO: WILD Weigh-In – Jose Benavidez Jr. SHOVES Terence Crawford and ‘Bud’ SWINGS with right

Things got intense at the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Weigh-In in Omaha (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Give how intense things have been between Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. in recent days, you could expect something to go off at their official weigh-in on Friday afternoon. And that’s exactly what happened.

Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s), the WBO welterweight champion, swung for Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s), but only after his brash opponent got things started by shoving him as they came face to face after both hit the scales inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, NE. Crawford weighed in at 145.25 pounds while Benavidez was slightly less at 145 pounds.

VIDEO: ‘BoMac’ comes for Jose Benavidez Jr. – ‘You f*cked up dude! I’ve been seeing your fights’

Brian ‘BoMac’ McIntyre speaking at Thursday’s press conference (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

The leadup to the Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. fight has been pretty intriguing, with both sides exuding confidence and talking their share of trash. What we have come to find out about Crawford’s trainer, Brian “BoMac” McIntyre, is that he definitely has no problem standing up for his fighter.

This was on display on Thursday afternoon at the final Crawford vs. Benavidez press conference, as McIntyre continued to issue warnings to the 26-year old challenger. The teams of Crawford and Benavidez could be seen getting into a near scuffle on Wednesday at the open media workout and the tension carried over to Thursday’s presser.

HEATED Crawford vs Benavidez Final Presser: Both Teams Continue to Trash Talk [VIDEO]

Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez face to face on Thursday afternoon (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, Hustle Boss was on hand inside of the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Ne. for the final Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. presser, that saw both teams continue to trade words with one another. The animosity between the camps of Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s), the WBO welterweight champion, and Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) continues to grow and things will be settled once and for all come Saturday night.

Check below for our exclusive look at some highlights from Thursday’s presser, as the two teams continued to verbally spar with one another.

Exclusive PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes at the Final Terence Crawford vs. Jose Benavidez Jr. Press Conference

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and undefeated prospect Shakur Stevenson (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, in Omahe, Ne., undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KO’s) and former champion Jose Benavidez (27-0, 18 KO’s) and their respective teams came face to face ahead of their big showdown on Saturday night from the CHI Health Center on ESPN. Things got heated between the camps at Wednesday’s open media workout and emotions definitely carried over to the press conference.

Hustle Boss was in the building and prior to the intense final presser, we went behind the scenes and captured some exclusive photos of several of this weekend’s fighters ahead of their forthcoming matches.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. Media Day Workout

Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. face off on Saturday (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson 

This Saturday night, in Omaha, Ne., undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will face off with former champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (27-0,, 18 KO’s) at the CHI Health Center. The two men obviously have some bad blood for one another, a fact that was further highlighted by today’s media workout that saw them come face to face and jaw at one another.

From Crawford’s view, the beef is real.

Referee Robert Byrd to Officiate Terence Crawford’s Challenge of WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn This Weekend

Robert Byrd will referee the Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn Fight This Saturday (Photo: Premier Boxing Champions)

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By Chris Robinson

It’s fight week in Las Vegas, as undefeated, two-division world champion Terence Crawford will be moving up in weight to challenge Jeff Horn for his WBO welterweight title. The Crawford vs. Horn match will take place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. and will be aired on the ESPN + App starting at 9:30 p.m./ET.

The third man in the ring for the Crawford vs. Horn duel will be longtime Vegas referee Robert Byrd. Byrd’s most recent fights that he has officiated have been James DeGale’s victory over Caleb Truax in their rematch at the Hard Rock on April 17, and a recent Mayweather Promotions’ show, where he worked the fights of LaDarius Miller and Maurice Lee in separate bouts.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford defeats Viktor Postol

Terence Crawford defeated Viktor Postol on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 23, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KO’s) won a clear unanimous decision over former WBC champion Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KO’s) to capture the aforementioned belt.

Crawford dropped Postol twice in the fifth and controlled the majority of the rounds. The Omaha native was poised with his attack and his movement threw Postol off of his game.

Terence Crawford says Brook is too small for Golovkin; ranks himself above ‘GGG’ in P4P race

Terence Crawford is in Las Vegas this weekend for his bout with Viktor Postol (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, July 23, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) faces off with WBC champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO’s) in a unification matchup on HBO pay per view.

Crawford is regarded as one of the rising stars in the sport, and I was curious for his take on another big fight on the horizon, the Sep. 10 Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook clash.

Freddie Roach gets candid on Crawford-Postol; says no Pacquiao if ‘Bud’ loses

Freddie Roach is eyeing a victory for Viktor Postol over Terence Crawford this weekend (Photo: Mikey Williams)

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By Chris Robinson

This weekend, from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev., a junior welterweight unification showdown will take place between WBO champion Terence Crawford and WBC champion Viktor Postol.

Multiple-time Trainer-of-the-Year Freddie Roach will be guiding Postol’s ship this weekend and was asked why he has so much faith in his charge ahead of the matchup.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford Media Day from the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles Ahead of Viktor Postol

Terence Crawford faces Viktor Postol on Saturday night in a junior welterweight unification (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Monday, July 18, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford hosted the media inside of the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles, Calif.

Crawford (28-0, 20 KO’s) faces off with WBC champion Viktor Postol (28-0, 12 KO’s) on Saturday night from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. in a unification matchup that will be televised by HBO.

PHOTOS: Terence Crawford beats down Hank Lundy in five rounds

Terence Crawford was too much for Hank Lundy on Saturday night (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

It was business as usual for WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford this past Saturday night, as he stopped a brave but outgunned Hank Lundy inside of five rounds in front of a sold-out crowd of 5,092 at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York.

On HBO’s airwaves, Crawford was calm and calculated as always, as he brushed off a strong start by Lundy before breaking him down in the fifth with a knockdown and a barrage of punches soon afterwards that prompted referee Steve Willis to call a halt to the action.

Buzz for Terence Crawford vs. Manny Pacquiao grows following ‘Bud’s’ 10th round TKO over Dierry Jean

Terence Crawford scored another stoppage victory on Saturday night (Photo: Instagram)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, Oct. 24, WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford scored a first successful defense of his strap with a stirring 10th round TKO victory over tough contender Dierry Jean.

Once again showcasing HBO’s airwaves, Crawford (27-0, 19 KO’s) was too strong and precise for his Haitian-Canadian foe, who drops to 29-2 with 20 knockouts.

Mickey Bey says he knew years back that Terence Crawford would be champion

Terence Crawford following his match with Ray Beltran last Saturday (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Nov. 29, WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford easily handled rugged former title challenger Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Showing great movement and the ability to switch from lefty to righty throughout the night, Crawford was simply a few steps ahead of his courageous opponent, winning by scores of 120-108 and 119-109 twice.

Crawford has established himself as one of the rising faces in the the sport of boxing and he is also becoming a staple on HBO’s airwaves. And while he was a bit of an unknown commodity a few years back, not everyone has been shocked to see such success coming from the Omaha, Neb. native.

Bob Arum admits that he considers Terence Crawford a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao in the future

Terence Crawford was sharp vs. Ray Beltran (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

On Saturday night, reining WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford was razor sharp in winning a commanding decision over former title challenger and proven threat Ray Beltran.

Often switching from orthodox to southpaw throughout the match, Crawford (25-0, 17 KO’s) just had too much grit and versatility on his favor, as scorecards reading 120-108 and 119-109 twice were in the favor of ‘Bud’.

Photos: Another view of Terence Crawford’s victory over Ray Beltran

More coverage from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford defeats a game Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was tough but Crawford was simply too versatile with his attack, as he improves to 25-0 with 17 KO’s while calling for a move to 140 pounds.

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Photos: Terence Crawford puts his skills on display, handles Ray Beltan over 12

Photos from the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford wins a wide decision over former title challenger and top contender Ray Beltran over 12 rounds. Beltran was game and tough but simply couldn’t keep pace with the more dynamic, younger champion.

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Photos: Terence Crawford vs. Ray Beltran weigh in

Photos from Omaha, Neb., as WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford and top contender Ray Beltran weigh in ahead of their showdown on HBO. The defending champion Crawford weighed in at 135 pounds while Beltran was 134.8.

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Larry Merchant eyes Terence Crawford, Mikey Garcia as potential foes for Pacquiao moving forward

Terence Crawford following his victory over Yuriorkis Gamboa earlier this year (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Chris Robinson

Following his dominant victory over Chris Algieri this past weekend in Macau, China, eight-division world titlist Manny Pacquiao has seen his name thrust back into the headlines in a positive light.

Pacquiao looked very sharp vs. his younger, taller foe, registering six knockdowns over the course of their 12-round bout, ultimately grabbing a wide unanimous decision over Algieri.