Crawford vs. Khan Live Results
The WBO welterweight championship will be on the line as Terence Crawford competes in arguably the biggest fight of his career yet, facing the challenge of Amir Khan, a former WBA and IBF super lightweight champion and former WBC Silver welterweight champion. The fight main events an April 20 Top Rank Boxing card at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
A few months ago, Khan announced he would forego a fight with longtime British rival Kell Brook and take $5 million in guaranteed money to face Crawford for the title in America.
Crawford, one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound athletes alongside WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko and IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr., has been virtually unstoppable since his March 2008 pro debut.
Crawford swept through the super lightweight division, winning the WBO title in early 2014 with a win over Ricky Burns before adding the WBC title in July 2016 with a win over Viktor Postol, and eventually become the undisputed champion by knocking out Julius Indongo in August 2017.
Crawford then jumped up to welterweight and knocked out Jeff Horn in June 2018 to win the WBO title. He retained it last October against Jose Benavidez Jr.
Khan claimed the WBA super lightweight title in July 2009 and knocked out Zab Judah in July 2011 in a WBA/IBF title unification bout before losing a split decision to Lamont Peterson that December. While he lost the IBF title, Khan gained the WBA title back after Peterson failed a post-fight drug test. He was then stopped by Danny Garcia in 2012 to finally lose the title in a WBA/WBC title unification bout.
Khan moved up to 147, winning the WBC Silver welterweight title in May 2014 and retaining against Devon Alexander and Chris Algeiri before jumping up to middleweight and challenging Canelo Alvarez in a May 2016 WBC Title fight, which he lost via sixth-round knockout.
After nearly two years, Khan returned in April 2018, stopping Phil Lo Greco in less than a minute before a lackluster decision win over Samuel Vargas in a fight that saw Khan knocked down early.
WBO Welterweight Championship: (c.) Terence Crawford def. Amir Khan via TKO (Rd. 6, 0:47)
Lightweight: Teofimo Lopez def. Edis Tatli via KO (Rd. 5, 1:32)
Featherweight: Shakur Stevenson def. Christopher Diaz via unanimous decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92)
Lightweight: Felix Verdejo def. Bryan Vasquez via unanimous decision (97-93, 97-93, 98-92)
WBO Welterweight Championship: (c.) Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan
Round 1: Combination thrown by Khan to start, followed by a left straight. Another combination from Khan. A couple of lefts to the body by Crawford. Low right by Khan. Left by Crawford. Three left jabs by Khan in a row. Both men trying to feel the other out in the opening round. Crawford working the jab now. Crawford throws a big counter right hook and a left and he drops Khan with 40 seconds to go! Crawford now throwing heavy shots on the attack, as Khan ties up with Crawford. Crawford throws another big right hand and goes on the attack! Khan is wobbly but the bell sounds!
Round 2: Crawford feinting, trying to get a reaction from Khan. Khan looks like he has his legs back slowly. Crawford lands a left to the body. Khan throws a combination. Right hand by Khan. Khan working the jab again. Crawford cutting the ring, as he comes after Khan with another heavy, fast flurry. Left jab by Crawford. Right to the body by Crawford. Two-punch combination by Khan. Khan gets on the inside with a small flurry as Crawford ties him up on the ropes.
Round 3: Khan with a combination to start the third. Khan moving around the ring as Crawford works the jab again. Right hand by Khan. Left to the body by Khan. Left jab by Khan. Each throws a hook. Crawford switches to southpaw, and he throws a couple of rights. Khan throws a left jab, followed by a combination that ends in a tie-up. Right hand missed by Crawford. Crawford looking for a counter-punch and he finds one with a left to the body despite missing a right hook. Left just missed by Crawford. Jab followed by a left by Crawford. Right jab by Crawford. Left jab by Khan. Powerful one-two from Crawford before the bell.
Round 4: Crawford still in a southpaw stance, showing off the right jab. Crawford on the attack, just missing an overhand left. Combination by Khan with another tie-up. Crawford just misses a counter right hook that could’ve put Khan in danger again. Khan runs in with a three-punch combination, followed by some brief trading that sees Crawford land another right. Crawford goes on the attack with several hard body punches, troubling Khan once again. Khan misses an overhand right. Both work the jab and Khan nearly trips. Crawford lands a couple of hard shots to the body. Crawford lands another counter body shot, and he seems to be breaking Khan bit by bit. Straight right hand by Khan.
Round 5: The two tie-up early, as Crawford works the right jab. One-two by Crawford. Khan trying to come forward but he’s getting rocked. Crawford lands another counter shot and comes after Khan. Crawford switches to orthodox stance, trying to break Khan’s guard with uppercuts. Khan throws a few straights but Crawford comes after him again. Right hand by Khan. Left hand by Crawford. Crawford clips Khan with a left uppercut. Khan throws a straight and Crawford throws an uppercut. Khan clips Crawford now and then lands a jab. Khan lands a right hand and retreats before the bell sounds.
Round 6: Crawford showing the left, throws a couple of jabs. A couple of combinations form each man. Khan is accidentally hit low with a left uppercut and the ref calls time. After about a minute, one of Khan’s cornermen, Virgil Hunter, elected to stop the fight, thus giving Crawford a TKO.
Official result: Terence Crawford def. Amir Khan via TKO (Rd. 6, 0:47)