Terence Crawford Defeats Amir Khan With Accidental Low Blow In Sixth Round

Crawford Beats Amir Khan
Crawford Beats Amir Khan

Terence Crawford Finishes Amir Khan In The Sixth Round Following Low Blow TKO

Last night WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) defended his title after beating former WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion Amir Khan (33-5, 20 KO) in an unsatisfying manner that not everyone was expecting.

In the first few rounds “Bud” Crawford showed complete dominance which includes a first-round knockout. Amir Khan also landed few solid punches in the second and third frame. However, Khan couldn’t withstand after absorbing a barrage of heavy body punches from Crawford. In the sixth round, ‘Bud’ landed an accidental low blow to Khan’s groin that temporarily halted the action.

Amir Khan took a short break for recovery, however, after consulting with his corner he declared not to continue with the match and Crawford awarded with a TKO win.

Check out the highlights below:

That low blow:

A win with a low blow in New York:

According to Guardian, Khan denied ‘quit’ claim and said ‘Bud’ won by a low blow.

“I’m not one of them guys to quit,” Khan said. “I would rather be knocked out. I would rather go to war. If I quit I would not be here sat in front of you. I’m just not that type of guy. That’s why I came here. I wanted to face you guys and I wanted to face Terence as well. I tried. That’s all I can say.”

“I would never quit,” Khan insisted as he recounted the final sequence, at times made to sound as if he was trying to convince himself. “I would rather get knocked out. I’m one of them fighters who’d rather get knocked out in fights. I have been knocked out because I’ve tried to win fights …”

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