Terence Crawford stops Jose Benavidez with 12th-round barrage

Terence Crawford stops Jose Benavidez with 12th-round barrage

Terence Crawford controlled José Benavidez the entire fight, landing a devastating knockdown in the 12th round, with Benavidez having no answer when he gets up, resulting in a TKO victory.

This was more of a stay-busy fight for Crawford but he was eager to take the bout after being called out by Benavidez, who is only the 10th-ranked 147-pounder by the WBO.

There had been bad blood in the build-up, which culminated in Crawford trying to punch Benavidez Jr at Friday's weigh-in.

To his credit, Benavidez fought through a knee injury suffered from a 2016 late night shooting where he was targeted while walking his dog and was able to counter well through the first six rounds. At various times in the fight, Crawford was able to effectively switch up his stance and land numerous shots to the body. The fighters' camps traded barbs at a media workout Wednesday and the bickering continued Thursday at a news conference.

Huawei unveils Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, takes aim at Apple, Samsung
Like the Mate 20 Pro, it will be powered by the company's latest HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor and come with 8GB of RAM. And the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS isn't just a mouthful, it's basically twice the price of the Pro.

Facebook confirms 29m users' details stolen in security breach
The hackers, who are still unknown, accessed names, email addresses and phone numbers of 15 million Facebook users, said Rosen. The tech company has now issued an update that allows users to check whether they have been the victim of the data breach .

Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch Bundle Announced
The bundle is exclusive to GameStop in North America but will also be available in stores in Europe. The back of the Switch console and its dock are also adorned with Diablo designs.

Crawford now holds a flawless 33-0 record with 24 KOs heading into Saturday's fight, where he'll defend his WBO welterweight title.

Crawford, 31, improves to 34-0 (25 KOs) with the win and retains his WBO welterweight title.

"It feels so good to shut somebody up who's been talking for so long", said Crawford, who was making the first defence of his title since winning the belt against Australian Jeff Horn in June. "I know I have what it takes to beat him, and I am going to beat him".

"I've been wanting this fight for three years", Benavidez said. Boxing politics aside, the division is stacked with everyone from Errol Spence and Keith Thurman to Shawn Porter and, potentially, Mikey Garcia.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Brooklyn witches are planning to put a curse on Brett Kavanaugh
Lesley Stahl grilled Trump like a cheeseburger over the now infamous campaign rally . where Trump suggested Dr. Trump responded by changing the subject: "They can do what they - I - I will tell you this".

Maryland officials confirm first cases of flu for the season
Vaccines are recommended for anyone at least six months old. "People die of the flu every year so please get your vaccination". Indeed, if the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the illness' severity.

Sri Lanka hero Sanath Jayasuriya charged with breaching ICC anti-corruption code
Jayasuriya, a former Sri Lanka captain, was chairman of selectors before standing down as part of a mass resignation a year ago . In a country where cricket is heavily politicised, Marshall also briefed the president, prime minister and sports minister.

Garcia defeats Pliskova to win Tianjin Open
Garcia forced Garcia to net a backhand and confidently went for a down the line forehand victor to erase the second. But when serving at 5-3 with the set on her racket, Pliskova hit two backhand errors, and suddenly, it was 5-5.

Trump hangs painting of self at bar with Republican presidents
This painting was first spotted during an interview with the USA president on 60 Minutes which aired on Sunday. United States President Donald Trump on Saturday said he wants only people with merit to enter the country.

Windies coach Stuart Law suspended for two ODIs
Leading the team from the front, Windies skipper Jason Holder took a five-wicket haul and restricted hosts with a lead of 56 runs. As a result, he will not be in the dressing room with the team for the first two games of the upcoming series against India .

Bengals-Chiefs Week 7 game moved to Sunday night
Goff-CJ Beathard in a first-versus-last matchup doesn't carry quite the same luster. The Chiefs are now 5-0 on the season and the Bengals hold a 4-1 record.

Powerball Jackpot Reaches $345 million
Even though no one took home Friday's big prize, there were 2,651,183 winning tickets on the October 12 across all prize levels. There hasn't been a Mega Millions victor since 11 California co-workers split a $543 million stake in July.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West meet president of Uganda
The clip is captioned, "Dear 45, I ain't Kanye ". "Oh my God, he's black me", the inner voice Trump says at another moment. The cold open wasn't the only opportunity SNL seized to poke fun at Kanye's allegiance to Trump , either.

US asks Saudi to support thorough probe into disappearance of missing Journalist
Khashoggi, a United States resident, has written articles over the past year critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman . Embassies and consulates under the Vienna Convention are technically foreign soil and must be protected by host nations.

Australia considers recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital: Netanyahu
The US Embassy became the only foreign embassy in Jerusalem in May, but Netanyahu has attempted to persuade others to follow suit. He said he would only engage on the core issue and Australia was a serious country that does not make "frivolous decisions".

Air India Air Hostess Seriously Injured After Falling Off Plane In Mumbai
The flight bound for Delhi and scheduled to depart at 7 am, finally departed at 8.30 am. The air hostess was reportedly closing the door of the aircraft when she fell.

Cole struggles in 2nd playoff start with Astros
Coming into Game 2, the Astros in the 2018 postseason had outscored their opponents 18-1 (!) from the seventh inning onward. The Astros put up deuces in the second and third, the latter highlighted by a two-run Marwin Gonzalez homer.

Trump accuses climate scientists of pursuing 'political agenda'
The agreement set voluntary greenhouse gas emission targets in an effort to lessen the impact of fossil fuels. On Monday, Trump told journalists that he is "truly an environmentalist".

Brewers Hold Off Dodgers To Take Game 1
High-powered Los Angeles had just two singles off starter Wade Miley before breaking through against Milwaukee's vaunted bullpen. George Webb Restaurants has a long-standing promotion to give away a free burger whenever the Brewers win 12 straight.

Other news