Terence Crawford Looks To Put On A Show Against Lundy At MSGWritten by Jason Leach
WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud’ Crawford (27-0, 19 KOs) will defend his title this Saturday night against “Hammerin” Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KOs) at Madison Square Garden.
Crawford vs Lundy will be broadcast on HBO’s World Championship Boxing and the telecast will begin at 10 PM ET.
This will serve as Crawford’s first time fighting in New York City and gives him a chance to showcase his skills at the 'Mecca of Boxing.'
Having Crawford fight at MSG is a brilliant strategic move by Top Rank as they try to expand Terence's growing fan base among casual boxing fans.
His skill, power and aggression make him one of the most entertaining fighters in the world. Rest assured, those in attendance Saturday night will definitely get their money’s worth.
In fighting Lundy, he’s facing respectable opponent but Hank doesn’t possess the speed or power to pose any problems for Crawford. Most expect Crawford to defeat Lundy easily considering Crawford is a top 10 fighter pound for pound and Lundy has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights.
But the Omaha boxer is not taking Lundy lightly and knows an impressive win over Hank will lead to bigger fights and put him on the brink of being a superstar.
A spectacular win over Lundy could land Crawford a fight against the winner of the WBO welterweight title bout between Sadam Ali vs. Jesse Vargas on March 5th, or a fight with the winner of Pacquiao vs. Bradley 3 on April 9th.
A few months ago, there were speculations that Crawford would be the one facing Pacquiao in April. But Pacquiao and his team opted for a third fight with Bradley.
A fight with Pacquiao or Bradley would undoubtedly serve as Crawford’s biggest payday yet and possibly his first pay per view fight.
... But first, he must take care of business on Saturday night against Lundy.
I was born in Queens NY, but currently reside in Hackensack NJ. Became a diehard boxing fan in the 1980’s watching Sugar Ray Leonard and Mike Tyson.
I’ve enjoyed watching and talking about sports for as long as I can remember. In late 2012 I began to pursue a sports writing career with the Harlem Times. Within a few months I was covering events such as the Big East Tournament and the Adrien Broner vs. Paulie Malignaggi fight at the Barclays Center.
Love boxing because of the Sweet Science, the history of great champions, and knowing at any moment a fight can be over with one punch.