Terence Crawford delivered again on Saturday night, successfully defending his WBO junior welterweight title with a fifth round stoppage of Hank Lundy in New York.
Crawford (28-0, 20 KO) caught a few clean shots from Lundy (26-6-1, 13 KO) in the opening round, but from the second round until the end, the Omaha native and rising star fighter was pretty well in control. It was a game effort from the Philadelphia native Lundy, but Crawford's height and reach advantages helped him take over the fight, as he began catching Lundy clean repeatedly.
In the fourth round, Lundy got hurt, and was dropped not long after. Here's the knockdown:
WATCH the first knockdown in round five that setup @budcrawford402's TKO victory. #TweetReplay #CrawfordLundy https://t.co/R9UutuJeOx— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) February 28, 2016
Crawford showed his usual killer instinct, unloading on Lundy after the fight restarted, and finishing things there:
WATCH @budcrawford402's corner assault to force the TKO stoppage in round five. #TweetReplay #CrawfordLundy https://t.co/k25loT258V— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) February 28, 2016
It was really a predictable fight and performance, but still pretty fun (if that's the right word) to watch Crawford smash Lundy the way he did. For a stay-busy fight, Crawford certainly didn't treat it like one, coming in to do his job and do it as impressively as he could.