3 More Rounds

Crawford pummels Jean in 10

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Terence Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs) put a beatdown on Dierry Jean (29-2, 20 KOs) on Saturday night, as he successfully defended his junior welterweight title at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska on HBO.

Crawford was relentless from the start as he switched between orthodox and southpaw stances to confuse Jean and mix up his attack.  While the jabs were effective, it was the hooks and straight rights/lefts that helped Crawford dominate the fight.

At the end of the opening round, Crawford landed a check hook that sent Jean down.  Jean managed to have some decent moments late in the fight, when he connected with some hard hooks but Crawford was able to shake them off.  In the ninth round, Crawford again floored Jean, who tried to convince referee Tony Weeks that it due to a rabbit punch.

In the tenth, Crawford stepped on the gas from the start of the round, as he drilled Jean from corner to corner before finally going down again and prompting an immediate stoppage.

After the fight, Crawford said he was ready for a potential April showdown against Manny Pacquiao, which according to Bob Arum, could be Pacman’s final fight.

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