WBO welterweight world champion Terence Crawford’s pro boxing career is full of high points—with a sterling record of 34 wins, 0 losses (and 25 knockouts), the fighter has very few competitive lows.
Still, some bouts stand out more than others, which is why we asked him to take us through the Top 5 Wins of his career when he came through Men’s Health HQ in New York City ahead of his much anticipated matchup with former world light welterweight world champ Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden on April 20.
The running theme through many of Crawford’s choice fights? Shutting down his doubters. Even with his undefeated record, the boxer has gone into several bouts as the underdog, or he felt that he was disrespected by prognosticators. Through his skill, determination, and lightning-quick hands, Crawford has beaten every single one of his opponents—both in the ring and outside of it.
Terence Crawford’s Top 5 Wins
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5. Jeff Horn – June 9, 2018 – Las Vegas
Crawford’s 2018 bout with Horn was his first in his current welterweight division. “That was a fight that everybody thought I would be too small for,” he says.
4. Viktor Postol – July 23, 2016 – Las Vegas
“It was my first pay-per-view fight” Crawford says. “I really wanted to win because a lot of people doubted it at the time.”
3. Julius Indongo – August 19, 2017 – Lincoln, Nebraska
Crawford fought Indongo in his home state of Nebraska to become the undisputed light welterweight champion. “That was a fight that I really needed for my legacy,” says Crawford.
2. Yuriorkis Gamboa – June 28, 2014 – Omaha, Nebraska
This title fight in Crawford’s hometown took on extra meaning due to his opponent’s perceived pedigree as a gold medalist and (at the time) association with Floyd Mayweather’s The Money Team. “That was one of the highlight fights of my career,” he says. “He already had a name for himself, coming out of the Olympics.”
1. Ricky Burns – March 1, 2014 – Glasgow, Scotland
Crawford’s first world title is still his choice for his top win. “All my dreams came true that night,” he says. “It was a great fight, I put on a great performance.
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