Who Is the Only Man to Knock Terence Crawford Down?

Published 11/20/2021, 1:18 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in the his corner. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Terence Crawford boasts of an unbeaten professional record. In 37 professional bouts, Crawford has kept a flawless boxing record. Although Crawford has been very dominant in the weight division, there are a few fighters that gave him a run for his money. Although no fighter has knocked Crawford down yet, there is a fighter that came very close.

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As he prepares to take on Shawn Porter, let’s take a look at the fighter that stunned ‘Bud’ Crawford and almost knocked him down.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Who knocked down Terence Crawford?

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Back in 2019, in December, ‘Bud’ took on the WBO mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas. The Lithuanian challenger gave Crawford one of the toughest matches of his career. With 1:35 to go in the third round, Kavaliauskas landed a straight right that stunned the American. Crawford leaned forward and grabbed onto Kavaliauskas as he went down.

However, the referee did not think that Crawford went down as a result of Kavaliauskas’ punch. The referee ruled the incident a slip, and the fight went on. To Craford’s credit, he seemed angered by the entire incident as he came back with a vengeance to deliver a ninth-round TKO to retain his WBO welterweight title at Madison Square Garden.

“I wasn’t hurt at all, I got up and went straight to him,” Crawford said, following the fight. However, the fight replay showed a different story. “I wasn’t hurt by no means, I walked through everything he threw all night.” After that, Crawford looked to give the crowd a good fight. “I wanted to give the crowd a knockout,” Crawford said. “When I started letting my hands go, I started landing more fatal shots.”

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Has Terence Crawford ever lost a fight?

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 20: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Terence Crawford defeats Felix Diaz by RTD in the 10th round during their Super Lightweight fight at Madison Square Garden on May 20th, 2017 in New York City. Crawford in victory. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Terence Crawford has made a name for himself as one of the best finishers in the sport. As soon as ‘Bud’ smells blood, he shows his opponents no mercy. He goes in for the kill with precision, speed, and power. ‘Bud’ generally proves to be too mean and too powerful for most of his opponents to handle. It’s this fighting style that has helped him remain unbeaten.

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Ever since he made his professional debut in 2008, over the span of 14 long years, no one has been able to beat Crawford. His only losses come from his amateur boxing career. He fought around 70 amateur fights, out of which he won 58 and lost 12. These 12 losses are the only losses Crawford has faced in the ring.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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