Crawford finishes Porter in 10th to retain crown
Terence Crawford defeated Shawn Porter by TKO in the 10th round to retain his WBO welterweight title Saturday in the main event of a Top Rank on ESPN+ PPV card in Las Vegas.
Crawford knocked Porter down twice in the 10th round, first with a counter left uppercut and then with a two-punch combination, before Porter’s corner motioned to the referee to stop the fight at 1:21.
Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), 34, of Omaha, Nebraska, made his fifth consecutive defense. He won the belt by stopping Jeff Horn in 2018. He was coming off a TKO victory over Kell Brook in November 2020.
Porter (31-4-1, 17 KOs), 34, of Akron, Ohio, entered Saturday’s fight off a unanimous-decision win over Sebastian Formella in August 2020. He was attempting to time world champion at welterweight.
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