Sunday October 25, 2015– HBO World Championship Boxing took place at CenturyLink Center in Omaha on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The main event aired live on HBO the headliners for the event was Crawford vs. Jean. Terence Crawford successfully defended his WBO junior welterweight title for the first time by stopping Dierry Jean on Saturday in front of hometown crowd.
Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs) was the fighter in charge from the opening bell using his right jab, but was ineffective against Jean that left him open to solid right hooks and combinations. Jean landed some straight rights from the distance, but most of the fight was on the defense as Jean was trying to dodge the jabs from Crawford.
The fight ended in the 10th round after referee Tony Weeks waived the fight at the 2:30 mark. During the fight, Jean (29-2, 20 KOs) already been knock down twice, once in the first round and again in the ninth. Terence Crawford def. Dierry Jean by TKO (2:30 of round 10)
Crawford told HBO’s Max Kellerman during his post-fight interview.
“When I’m at home I feel revived, I feel the electricity,” “I just want to go in there and put on a good show.”
CompuBox Numbers: Crawford landing 169 punches out of 533 thrown, Jean landed 51 out of 340 thrown.
Results and Video Highlights:
- Terence Crawford def. Dierry Jean by TKO (2:30 of round 10)
- Andy Ruiz Jr def. Raphael Zumbano Love by unanimous decision (80-70, 80-72, 80-72)
- Mikael Zewski def. Ayi Bruce by KO (1:41 of round 5)
- Evgeny Gradovich def. Aldimar Silva by split decision (78-74, 79-71, 75-77)
Highlights from Terence “Bud” Crawford’s 10th round TKO victory over Dierry Jean:
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