By: Sean Cross
What he did was short, straight to the point. In a flash, David found Avanessian down in Omaha. Such things can happen when a man faces undefeated WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford. Although the fight was not uninterrupted, a strong game prevented Ananesian from making it past the sixth round. At least the fighter got his time. After all, Crawford is an extremely difficult opponent to beat, as evidenced by the man’s perfect record.
However, there is no doubt that Avanesia came to win on Saturday. He had a good opening round and was able to rest well during the process. But Crawford is a patient man, he does not lose his good. Instead, he pushes at the same time, knowing how to get the guy out. In a way, Saturday night saw a classic Crawford performance, with the Omaha native doing his job until things got diluted and he was able to knock the man out.
Although many wanted Crawford to face Errol Spence for the welterweight title, negotiations between the two camps fell through, leaving Crawford to deal with BLK Prime, which offered Saturday’s fight as a pay-per-view event.