Terence Crawford’s defense of his WBO welterweight championship against Shawn Porter on Saturday was slated as his biggest challenge to date. Crawford, ESPN’s No. 2 pound-for-pound boxer, entered the bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a perfect 37-0 record, including 28 knockouts, under his belt.
He once again left no doubt. Crawford finished Porter in the tenth round via TKO, quieting the critics who have doubted how he’d perform against a top talent in the sport. He knocked down Porter twice in the round and Porter’s corner requested to stop the fight.
The Omaha, Nebraska, native has held the WBO welterweight title since June 2018 and has eyes on further unification if he’s able to get the other big fights in the welterweight division.
Boxing fans around the world reacted quickly to the championship moment on social media. Here’s what some of the world’s biggest athletes and top boxers had to say about Crawford’s win.
Man 🙄 lol
— Errol Spence (@ErrolSpenceJr) November 21, 2021
Spence VS Crawford gotta be next‼️
— Rougarou (@RPrograis) November 21, 2021
… it was about to get out of control…his daddy did the right thing… congratulations to both fighters
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) November 21, 2021
Countering will set u free. And it will win the fight for Crawford… as I said. #CrawfordPorter
— Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) November 21, 2021
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) November 21, 2021
Great fight @terencecrawford!
Porter brought it but Crawford just too much a Pound for Pound champion! #boxing #CrawfordPorter #P4P #TOPRANKBOXING #TOPRANK @trboxing #boxing #boxeo pic.twitter.com/iH72cn0vbH
— Tony Tolj 🇭🇲🇭🇷🇲🇰 (@TonyTolj) November 21, 2021
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 21, 2021
The MF man Terrence Crawford! #portercrawford !!!!
— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) November 21, 2021
— Jamel Herring (@JamelHerring) November 21, 2021
— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) November 21, 2021
Crawford vs Spence please
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) November 21, 2021
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 21, 2021