Terence Crawford is an outstanding American professional boxer. In the top division of most honourable fighters, the name Crawford, nicknamed since early preteen years as Bud, sparks some reminisce in the rivalries of boxing. Crawford is a living legend, an unyielding ring warrior and a competitive boxing figure known for tons of victories. We take into account the rise of this boxing superstar in our Terence Crawford biography facts, childhood and personal life.
|Full Name:||Terence Allan Crawford|
|Born:||September 28, 1987 (Age 31)|
|Place of Birth:||Omaha, Nebraska, United States|
|Height:||5 ft, 8 in (173 cm)|
|Weight:||68 kg (149.91 lb)|
|Education:||Bryan High School|
|Reach:||74 in (188 cm)|
|Parents:||Debbie Crawford (Mother), Terry Crawford (Father)|
|Children:||Terence Crawford III|
|Net Worth:||$6 million|
|Weight/Division:||Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight|
|34 Fights||34 Wins||0 Loss|
Terence Crawford Childhood and Early Life
Terence Crawford alias Bud was born on the 28th of September, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Crawford was in Junior High school when his talent was discovered. His trainer routinely organized fights to demulsify unhappy children at the sensitive points of a teen. “Bud liked to see you hurt.” His trainer recalls. Young Bud began to become emboldened even at his very early pre-teen and teenage years.
However, Bud is a kind dude and he is a savage beast within the ring. His foul disposition which seemingly is unusual among other fighters is the fact that he derives pleasure from another man’s pain. Actions or speeches regarded as disrespectful by him from another
Terence Crawford Boxing Career
Bud has had a very successful career in the world of boxing. He has been voted as player of the year twice by the ESPN and once by the Boxing Writers Association. Since 2018, Crawford has been ranked as the World’s second most active boxer. He defends the first ever male boxer to hold all four major world titles in Boxing (WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) occurring at the same time.
In 2008, Terence Crawford made his 1st professional appearance as he eliminated Brian Cummings in 1st Round, but those fights weren’t notable till he faced off Breidis Prescott the former WBO lightweight Champion, between Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado. Crawford settled for not a penny lesser than knocking Prescott into a cocked hat of which he claimed a whopping sum of $125,000.
Again in 2013, The American showed the world his worth as he surmounted Alejandro Sanabria in Texas, United States, as he clinched the titles of WBO and NABO lightweights. Crawford went on to fight Andrey Klimov, a WBO in another elimination match scheduled for ten rounds. After ten rounds, Crawford knocked off the Russian as he handed him his first ever loss as a professional boxer in a harmonious decision win by the judges, as all the judges scored the fight in Crawford’s favour.
In his first fight in his hometown as a professional at Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford was to defend his title for the preceding time against Yuriokis Gamboa. The 2004 Cuban Olympic gold medalist and ex-unified featherweight titleholder was an edge as the favourite on entering the fight. Although, employing his swiftness Gamboa won the early rounds. Crawford, later adjusted as he levelled down Gamboa in the fifth round, eight round and two times in the ninth round to earn a TKO win. Interviewed that same year in 2014, Terence Crawford said that Yuriokis Gamboa’s fight was his most difficult fight till date. Later in November 2014, Crawford was to make his second
Terence Allan Crawford’s wayfare in Light welterweight intensified as he met Dierry Jean in 2015 to shield his first light welterweight title. Jean was a record keeper in the light welterweight divisions as his only loss was in averse to light welterweight winner, Lamont Peterson in 2014. With his dynamic display of skills and charisma, Bud prevailed against Jean in round 10 to cling to the WBO light welterweight title. With a booster-shot of confidence and victory assurance, Crawford declared that he was set and fit for the former 8-division world Champion Manny Pacquiao. Record breaking HBO views drawn by Terence Crawford includes a bout between him and Hank Lundy in early 2016. The session was ended by the Officiating Referee at 2 minutes, 9 seconds after Hank Lundy went down to the corner in the fifth round. Crawford received $1.21 million while Lundy earned $150,000 and was viewed by an average of 982,000 viewers on HBO and reached a peak of over 1 million viewers.
In mid-2017, Top Rank announced a fight between Terence Crawford and IBF champion Julius Indongo. The fight forecasted all the prime world titles in Boxing. This was to ascertain the light welterweight first division’s undisputed champion since Kostya Tszyu in 2004. Crawford made away with the expected win as he was the favourites pick before the fight to win. Later in 2017, the WBA championships committee unveiled Crawford as the newly elected ‘Super’ champion.
As long planned by Terence Crawford, he officially stepped up to the welterweight divisions after vacating his light-welterweight titles in the WBO. As common with boxing, a challenger to his title emerged as Jeff Horn the Australian who defeated Gary Corcoran was scheduled to contend Crawford in 2018. Jeff Horn made a willful defence of his WBO welterweight title having nurturing interests in the fight. After postponements due to injuries, the fight took place in May 2018 and Crawford clinched victory as he remained the commanding fighter in the ring. As of October 2018, Bud signed a new multi-year deal with Top Rank and boasted to be the best fighter worldwide. That same month, Crawford was scheduled to fight with Jose Benavidez. Bud humiliated Benavidez in the presence of 13,323 in attendance, the largest crowd he has ever drawn till date. Bud earned $3.625 million the highest earned in his career. The bout averaged 2,245,000 viewers on ESPN.
Late in 2018, Kavaliauskas stated that he wanted to fight the best in the division and he called on Crawford. Joining the fight train, former world champion Luis Collazo also desires a bout with Terence Crawford. These bouts will be Crawford’s firsts in 2019.
Terrence Crawford Personal Life
Terence was born and bred in Omaha, Nebraska by his parents, Debbie and Terry Crawford and schooled at Bryan High School, where he developed interest in boxing which later became his career.
Terence Crawford has been in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Alindra Person. As at present, Crawford is a father of five (2 daughters and 3 sons). Bud and Person have experienced some cheating scandals in their relationship. On one occasion, Person physically assaulted Crawford’s side chick.
In September 2016, Crawford was declared guilty of two charges earlier in April that year. He was charged for theft of services, criminal scathe, assault of 3rd-degree and trespassing. He was passed a sentence of 90 days in jail but served 53 days, and released after a $10,000 bail.
On social media, Terence Crawford is a briskly individual as he has a massive number of followers on social media sites like Twitter (120k+ followers), Facebook (145k+ followers on the page) and Instagram (300k+ followers). In 2018, Bud is said to worth about $6 million by Forbes.
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