Terence Crawford wins WBO welterweight title

Written by By Rome Rosello, CNN

Middleweight boxer Terence Crawford defeated Terence Crawford to defend his WBO welterweight title Saturday night.

The 31-year-old took to the ring in an oversized hat and gloves to do battle with fellow American Shawn Porter for the prestigious title.

Billed as “Mayweather vs. McGregor” — in a bitter diss of boxing’s past and more recent inhabitants of the ring — boxing’s future hall of famer Crawford scored a convincing unanimous decision win, securing the belt he had managed to capture in September 2015.

“It was very tough out there,” Crawford told ringside hosts Leonard Ellerbe and Rick Collazo following the victory. “It was too much for me to overcome (Porter).”

All three judges scored the fight 120-108.

By taking the title back from a previously undefeated Porter, the 31-year-old boxer also broke a two-fight drought in which he had failed to make it past the second round.

Crawford maintained his impressive undefeated record, extending his personal ledger to 32-0, with 25 knockouts.

The undefeated welterweight was fighting at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the second time in a month, having taken the super lightweight title from Ricky Burns last month.

This is the 27-year-old’s second successful defense of his title after beating Robert Easter Jr in September 2015.

Crawford is the older brother of junior welterweight boxing champion Terence “Bud” Crawford.

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