Crawford vs Kavaliauskas Info
Terence Crawford beat Egidijus Kavaliauskas by technical knockout in the 9th round on Saturday 14th December 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The fight took place over rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the WBO welterweight championship of the world.
Crawford vs Kavaliauskas stats
Terence Crawford stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 35 wins, zero loses and draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 21 wins and 1 draw, with 17 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Kavaliauskas had a slight advantage in power over Crawford, with a 81% knock out percentage over Crawford's 74%.
Terence Crawford was the same age as Egidijus Kavaliauskas, at 32 years old.
Kavaliauskas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Crawford. Despite this, he had 3-inch reach advantage.
Terence Crawford fought out of the southpaw stance, while Egidijus Kavaliauskas was an orthodox fighter.
Crawford was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 13 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years earlier than Kavaliauskas, who’s first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 100 more professional rounds, 204 to Kavaliauskas' 104.
Egidijus Kavaliauskas was ranked number 1 by the WBO in the 147lb division.
Crawford vs Kavaliauskas form
Crawford remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Amir Khan on 20th April 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Jose Benavidez on 13th October 2018 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at CHI Health Center, Nebraska.
Going into that contest, he had beat Jeff Horn on 9th June 2018 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their WBO World Welterweight and The Ring Junior Welterweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Julius Indongo on 19th August 2017 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBC World Super Lightweight, WBA Super World Super Lightweight, IBF World Junior Welterweight and WBO World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
He had won against 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.
Kavaliauskas had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Ray Robinson on 30th March 2019 by majority draw at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Roberto Arriaza on 16th November 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBO World Welterweight championship fight at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma.
Going into that contest, he had beat Juan Carlos Abreu on 7th July 2018 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Save Mart Arena, California.
Before that, he had won against David Avanesyan on 16th February 2018 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Nevada.
He had beat Daniel Echeverria on 26th May 2017 by knockout in the 7th round at UIC Pavilion, Illinois.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Egidijus Kavaliauskas had been fighting more than Terence Crawford.
Going to this contest, Terence Crawford had last fought 1 year 3 months and 14 days ago, while Egidijus Kavaliauskas' last outing had been 1 year 4 months and 4 days ago.
Crawford's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year and 11 months, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
Kavaliauskas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 10 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 36 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.2 rounds on average.
What time did Crawford vs Kavaliauskas start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 pm EST / 7:00 pm PST at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States, which was around 3:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Crawford vs Kavaliauskas?
Crawford vs Kavaliauskas was broadcast on ESPN in the US.