The senseless rhetoric over Boxing’s pound-for-pound king doesn’t matter to those doing the fighting. Entering Saturday night’s boxing showcase at Madison Square Garden, Terence Crawford was among the 2-3 names being circulated for the sport’s highest symbolic order, the others being former Olympic gold medalist Vasyl “The Matrix” Lomachenko, and lineal middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. After securing a 6th round TKO of his opponent last night, the debate over boxing supremacy isn’t any closer to sorting itself out. Not until they all meet in the middle at a predetermined catchweight.
As for Amir Khan’s plight in the contest, no one can fault him for accepting of P4P contender, even though Crawford’s utter dominance will effectively emasculate him in the process – but only to the casual boxing fan who doesn’t understand the guts, it takes to enter the ring (in the first place).
In the end, it was an accidental low blow administered by Terence Crawford that allowed Khan’s trainer Virgil Hunter a moment of reprieve – where he plainly asked his fighter if he had it in him to continue. Referee David Fields thereby put a halt to the contest with the 6th round put on a temporary pause.