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TERENCE CRAWFORD DROPS YURIORKIS GAMBOA FOUR TIMES EN ROUTE TO 9TH ROUND KNOCKOUT VICTORY

By Ben Thompson | June 28, 2014
TERENCE CRAWFORD DROPS YURIORKIS GAMBOA FOUR TIMES EN ROUTE TO 9TH ROUND KNOCKOUT VICTORY

Moments ago, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Nebraska, WBO lightweight champion Terence Crawford kept his undefeated record intact, knocking out former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in the 9th round after an action-packed affair. It was give and take action early on as both fighters were able to connect with solid shots. It seemed like it was Gamboa who was getting the upper hand in the early rounds, but when Crawford switched his stance to southpaw, however, he quickly changed the fight around when he was able to land a counter right hook that dropped Gamboa for the first time in the bout. Although Gamboa was able to recover and continue fighting back, two more knockdowns followed before a devastating right uppercut put Gamboa down for the fourth and final time of the fight. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results!

ROUND 1
Crawford lands a quick jab to start. Gamboa lands a right to the body. Crawford pops him upstairs with his own right. Quick 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Right to the body lands for Gamboa. 1-2 lands for Gamboa again. Another right to the body lands for Gamboa. Crawford grazes him with a right. Left hook lands for Crawford. They trade shots at the bell. Close round, but I give it to Gamboa.

Crawford 9 Gamboa 10

ROUND 2

Nice counter right lands for Crawford. Gamboa fires a right to the body. Chopping right lands for Crawford. Gamboa answers with one of his own. They trade lefts. 1-2 lands for Crawford. Gamboa circles the ring. Overhand right lands for Gamboa. Crawford lands a right. They clinch and wrestle on the inside. Nice left hook lands for Gamboa. Left hand lands for Crawford. Another close round, but again, I give it to Gamboa.

Crawford 18, Gamboa 20

ROUND 3
Gamboa digs a right to the body. They wrestle on the inside again. Left hook lands for Gamboa. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. They clinch. Crawford switches to southpaw. HARD right lands for Gamboa. Crawford touches him with a right. Gamboa lands a hook. Another right lands for Gamboa...and another. Counter left lands for Crawford, but Gamboa gets in another right. Round to Gamboa.

Crawford 27 Gamboa 30

ROUND 4

Jab lands for Crawford. Uppercut and a straight right lands for Gamboa. Left hook lands for Gamboa. Slapping right lands for Gamboa. Crawford lands a straight left. Gamboa answers with a right. They trade shots. Nice left cross lands for Crawford. Crawford lands a few jabs. Better round for Crawford, but still not quite enough to win it.

Crawford 36 Gamboa 40

ROUND 5

Looping left hook lands for Gamboa. Nice left to the body lands for Crawford. Another left to the body lands for Crawford. 1-2 lands for Gamboa. Crawford answers with a nice hook. Uppercut gets in for Crawford, but he eats a right from Gamboa. HARD right hook lands for Crawford and Gamboa is shook. Another shot lands for Crawford and Gamboa is down. He's up and takes the count. Crawford jumps on him and lands another shot that rocks Gamboa. Gamboa tries to fire back, but Crawford is nailing him with big shots. Gamboa is on queer street, but survives the round. HUGE round for Crawford.

Crawford 46 Gamboa 48

ROUND 6

Gamboa quick to hold on. Left to the body lands for Crawford. Gamboa gets in a shot upstairs. Quick right lands for Crawford. Gamboa holds on. Gamboa lands a left and unloads a flurry. They trade hooks. Crawford picking him apart with jabs. Gamboa swinging wildly. Gamboa gets in a right. Crawford walked right through it. Crawford pumping the jab in Gamboa face. Crawford digs to the body. Round to Crawford.

Crawford 56 Gamboa 57

ROUND 7

Counter right hook lands for Crawford. Left lands for Crawford. Right lands for Crawford. Gamboa getting sloppy with winging shots. Right and a left lands for Crawford. Nice uppercut lands for Crawford. Two right hooks land for Crawford. Another lands for Crawford. Gamboa bulls forward. STIFF jab lands for Crawford. Nice combination lands for Crawford. Round to Crawford.

Crawford 66 Gamboa 66

ROUND 8

Straight left lands for Crawford. Gamboa reaching with his punches. Right hook lands for Crawford. A couple jabs land for Crawford. Nice body shot lands for Crawford. Right hook lands for Gamboa. Crawford digs to the body. Gamboa charges forward. Crawford lands a counter right that drops Gamboa again. He's up and takes the count. HARD body shot lands for Crawford. BIG 1-2 lands for Crawford and Gamboa almost goes down again. Another BIG round for Crawford.

Crawford 76 Gamboa 74

ROUND 9

Left hook lands for Crawford. Right hand lands for Crawford. HARD left hook lands for Crawford. They trade shots and now Gamboa wobbles Crawford momentarily. Gamboa comes forward and lands a few more shots. Two rights land for Crawford. Another 1-2 from Crawford has Gamboa rocked again. Another left hook from Crawford drops Gamboa again. He's up and takes the count. Crawford jumps on him. Gamboa fires back, but he's on badly shaken legs. Crawford lands a devastating right uppercut that drops Gamboa again. That's it. The referee has seen Gamboa take enough punishment and calls a halt to the fight!

THE WINNER BY WAY OF KNOCKOUT AT 2:53 OF ROUND 9...TERENCE CRAWFORD



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