By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
Terence Crawford (31-0 / 22 by KO) was nothing less than brilliant in his WBC/WBO super lightweight title defense over Felix Diaz (19-2 / 9 by KO) Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York, the bout shown live on HBO World Championship Boxing.
Crawford was in complete control from the start before Diaz’ corner ended the one-sided bout at the end of round ten.
Crawford continues to be one of the best fighters pound for pound and he has opened a lot of eyes with this fight being his fifth knockout win in the last six title fights.
A mega fight that fight fans have spoke loudly about is a move up in weight to 147 to face Manny Pacquiao.
The welterweight division is certainly loaded with Keith Thurman, Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, Errol Spence, Danny Garcia, and so I am sure when Crawford decides to move up – he will have a field of many to pick from.
On Sunday, at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo Japan, unbeaten WBO super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (13-0 / 11 by KO) continued his winning ways by comfortably retaining his title with a third round knockout over Ricardo Rodriquez (16-4 / 5 by KO).
Inoue dropped the Mexican-born challenger twice in round three, and was counted out by the referee at 1:08 of the round.
In the latest (April 17, 2017) dmboxing.com pound for pound rankings, I have Inoue #12 and Terence Crawford #6 … with both surely destined to move up in my next rankings.