Another boxing night has ended in controversy and more discussion about how weird something was than how good something was. Terence Crawford retained his WBO welterweight title tonight over Amir Khan, scoring a sixth round stoppage after a low blow landed on Khan and Khan’s corner decided to end the fight.
So let’s get to a couple highlights, or whatever you’d want to call them.
In the first round, Crawford (35-0, 26 KO) put Khan (33-5, 20 KO) down:
Khan would settle in a bit after the early knockdown, but by the fourth round Crawford was starting to hammer him with clean shots, including some really impressive body work.
Then in the sixth, the reason most of you clicked on this: the low blow.
There’s no question that the show was below the belt. People are arguing, of course, about exactly where.
The low blow that caused Khan to quit in round 6. Khan had 5 minutes to recover but took less than 1 before telling his corner he couldn’t continue. DQ happens only when a low blow is intentional #crawfordkhan #crawford #terencecrawford #amirkhan #espn #toprankboxing #espnboxing pic.twitter.com/MqzIvudT5t— Boxing Xtra (@BoxingXtra) April 21, 2019
Whatever it was, it was low, and that’s what ended the main event of a $70 pay-per-view.