“Family of Freak Athletes It Seems” – Shawn Porter, Michael Johnson, and Others Left Jaw-Dropped as They Watch What Terence Crawford’s Daughter Did After Losing Her Shoe During Race

Published 05/10/2022, 7:34 AM EDT

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The WBO welterweight world champion, Terence Crawford, is a prominent figure in the sports fraternity because of his skills and achievements. Likewise, his daughter, Lay Lay Crawford, displayed a magnificent show in her track event which caught the attention of many.

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Lay Lay Crawford didn’t have a good start to her race. When the race started, her shoe slipped off her foot, which eventually gave her a slow start. But, she didn’t lose hope and consequently, won the race in the end.

This impressive performance grabbed the attention of many people to which they reacted and opened their views on this. 

Famous entities reacting 

Shawn ‘Showtime’ Porter, the former world champion who lost his last bout to Terence Crawford, reacted astonishingly to Lay Lay Crawford’s performance. 

Porter posted the video on his Twitter account and wrote, “WHOA! @terencecrawford.”


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This incident not only grabbed the attention of the boxing fraternity but also other sporting entities as well. 

The former NBA player, Rex Chapman, tweeted which raised the curiosity amongst his Twitter followers, as he didn’t mention the final result. He tweeted, “She lost her shoe coming out of the starting blocks. Wait for it…”

The current, IBF female bantamweight champion, Ebanie Bridges, was amazed at Lay Lay Crawford’s track performance. Hence, she reposted the video on her Twitter account. 


Crystina Poncher, the well-known anchor, praised Crawford’s daughter and also compared her to her father, Terence Crawford, who shows a similar trait in the ring. 

 She tweeted, “The champ @terencecrawford’s daughter showing that strong will and determination like her daddy! Go Lay Lay!! #bloodline.”

The analyst and former NFL star, Emmanuel Acho, wrote, “Video of the day for my track followers!”

It was a moment of prestige for Lay Lay Crawford when Michael Johnson, the 4-time Olympic medalist, shared her video on his Twitter account.

Johnson shared this video in his tweet, intending to share motivation with his followers. He wrote, “Okay. If you do nothing else today. Watch this kid!”

Above all, Lay Lay Crawford impressed the famous entities from the sporting world with her victory in her track event.

 Some reactions from fans

When the boxing fans witnessed the impressive performance of Lay Lay Crawford, they shared their diverse views on it.

 A fan praised Crawford’s daughter with a witty comment. The fan tweeted, “Glad she ran out that shoe… she would’ve won by 2 min!!! Great job Lay Lay!!!!!!”

Another fan praised Lay Lay Crawford and made a bold claim about her performance, which showed that the fan hopes to see her soon on a big platform in athletics. 

The fan wrote, “2032 gold medalist.” “Lets go Lay lay…”

Significantly, a comment from a fan indicated Crawford’s family performing at a good level in their respective sport.

The fan tweeted, “family of freak athletes it seems.”

 Certainly, this was an astonishing comeback from Lay lay Crawford which impressed many sporting fans.

 The athletic family of Terence Crawford  

Terence Crawford is an exceptional boxer in his weight category. He is the P4P boxer and holds the #1 position in the welterweight division.

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Now, his daughter portrayed some blistering skills in a recent viral video. Likewise, Crawford’s son, Terence Crawford Jr. has shown some impressive attributes while wrestling at his level.


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Well, this indicates that Crawford’s family has paved their foot in different verticals of the sport. Moreover, they are achieving success in their respective sport.


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Written by:

Mohit More


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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.
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Vibhanshu Kumar




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