Terence Crawford becomes the undisputed welterweight champion

August 2, 2023 8:15 am

In a truly emphatic fashion, Terence Crawford etched his name in the annals of boxing history on a Saturday night, delivering a resounding TKO victory over Errol Spence to attain the lofty status of the undisputed welterweight champion of the world. 

Throughout the riveting contest, Crawford showcased his undeniable prowess, sending his opponent to the canvas thrice – once in the second round and twice more in the gripping seventh – culminating in the referee halting the bout during the closing moments of the ninth. Enhance your boxing viewing experience with attractive betting odds from Nextbet.

The significance of this triumph lies not only in the unification of the WBA, WBC, IBF titles with his WBO title but also in the fact that Crawford cemented his position as the reigning welterweight monarch. In the wake of this historic achievement, Crawford voiced his emotions, “It means everything because of who I took the belts from. They talked bad about me. They said I wasn’t good enough and I couldn’t beat these welterweights. I just kept my head to the sky and kept praying to God that I would get the opportunity to show the world how great Terence Crawford is. Tonight, I believe I showed how great I am.”

Undeniably, this feat goes beyond mere accolades, as Crawford not only entered the annals of boxing lore by becoming the first undisputed welterweight champion of the four-belt era but also staked claim as the inaugural male pugilist to flawlessly unify multiple divisions after previously holding all four belts at the junior welterweight level. A remarkable accomplishment that stands as a testament to Crawford’s unwavering determination and unmatched skill.

It is worth noting that the feat of unifying multiple divisions had been previously accomplished by Claressa Shields in 2021, who secured the status of the undisputed champion in the women’s junior middleweight division while holding all four belts at middleweight. The achievement was met with admiration and respect from the boxing community, and now, Crawford’s own triumph adds yet another remarkable chapter to this storied legacy of unification.

In a sport that reveres its champions and cherishes its history, Terence Crawford’s performance on that fateful Saturday night will undoubtedly be remembered as a defining moment in the narrative of boxing’s timeless allure. 

His journey from a promising fighter to the undisputed welterweight champion is a testament to the power of perseverance and the unwavering belief in oneself. As the dust settles and the record books are updated, one can’t help but marvel at the remarkable journey of a man who dared to dream and achieved greatness. Get the latest updates from the world of boxing only on Nextbet Sports.