By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
In a lop-sided win, unbeaten WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (27-0 / 19 by KO) successfully defended his title with a tenth round stoppage over Dierry Jean (29-2 / 20 by KO) at the Century Link Center, Omaha, Nebraska.
Crawford was most impressive when he fought in the southpaw stance. He had the killer instinct throughout the fight and dropped Jean in rounds one, nine and ten. The bout wasn’t even close in the scoring with Crawford winning every round on all the judges’ scorecards.
I think HBO’s Harold Lederman said it best after the sixth round: “Everybody said this guy was a slow starter. I think he’s hurt Dierry Jean virtually every round, he landed the cleaner harder shots, he messed up Jean’s right eye in the sixth round, he’s totally dominating this fight. Clean punching, effective aggressiveness, I don’t think he’s a slow starter at all, six to nothing Terence Crawford.”
With the win, it sets up a possible mega Pay-Per-View bout in April 2016 with Manny Pacquiao, which is already being billed as, probably, the final fight in Manny’s outstanding ring career.