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Terence Crawford vs Felix Diaz report
Who won Crawford vs Diaz?
Terence Crawford beat Felix Diaz by technical knockout in the 10th round on Saturday 20th May 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Terence Crawford.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Super Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 140 pounds (10 stone or 63.5 KG).
This contest was for the unified super lightweight championship of the world, with the WBC, WBO & The Ring belts on the line.
Crawford vs Diaz stats
Terence Crawford stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 21 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Felix Diaz made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Crawford had a large advantage in power over Diaz, boosting at 70% knock out percentage over Diaz's 47%.
Terence Crawford was the younger man by 4 years, at 35 years old.
Crawford had a height advantage of 3 inches over Diaz. That also extended to a 7-inch reach advantage.
Both Terence Crawford & Felix Diaz fought out of a southpaw stance.
Crawford was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 1 year and 3 months earlier than Diaz, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 99 more professional rounds, 224 to Diaz's 125.
Felix Diaz was ranked number 3 by the WBC and 10 by the WBO in the 140lb division.
Crawford vs Diaz form
Crawford remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Felix Diaz on 20th May 2017 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at Prudential Center, Newark, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat John Molina Jr on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
Going into that contest, he had won against Viktor Postol on 23rd July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBO World Junior Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had beat Henry Lundy on 27th February 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
He had defeated Dierry Jean on 24th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at CenturyLink Center, Omaha.
Crawford's last 5 fights had come over a period of 7 years, 7 months and 12 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 45 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9 rounds on average.
What time did Crawford vs Diaz start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Prudential Center, Newark, United States, which was around 4:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Crawford vs Diaz?
Crawford vs Diaz was broadcast on HBO in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by BoxNation.
What were the odds on Crawford vs Diaz?
Terence Crawford was a 1/20 (-2000) favourite going into the contest, while Felix Diaz made his way into the ring at 8/1 (+800) with oddsmakers.
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