Terence Crawford is a professional American boxer who has achieved fame through his exceptional defensive skills, punching power, and hand speed. This guy has registered his name as a champion in three weight categories – WBO welterweight, lightweight, and welterweight.
The star is currently the defending welterweight champion and is considered the second most active welterweight boxer in the world by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). Crawford has also won four major world championships – the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO. He has also received the BWAA Fighter of the Year award twice, first in 2014 and again in 2017. Learn more about him below.
Terence Crawford Bio
Terence Crawford was born on September 28, 1987, in Omaha, Nebraska. The boxer was born to African-American parents, Terry Crawford and his wife Debbie Crawford. Terence developed a keen interest in boxing at a very tender age and began training as a boxer at the age of seven. Crawford belongs to the black ethnic group and has American citizenship.
During his amateur career, he had seventy fights, of which he only lost seven. As an amateur, he triumphed over Danny Garcia and Mikey Garcia to win three amateur championship titles – the 2006 National PAL Championship, the National Blue-Gold Championship, and the 2007 U.S. Pan American Tournament. Before the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Crawford was the highest-ranked lightweight fighter in the United States. Although he qualified for the Olympic Games, he was eliminated from the competition by Sadam Ali.
Pro Boxing Career
The young and aggressive fighter turned pro in 2008 and made his debut in a fight against Brian Cummings. The gallant fighter knocked Cummings out in the first round and finished the match in only 15 minutes. His first win came in a big fight against Breidis Prescott; it was his first fight at a 140-pound limit.
Terence continued to improve his skills, and in 2013 he defeated Russian boxer Andrei Klimov in a ten-round fight. He then triumphed over Ricky Burns to win his first lightweight WBO title. Later that year he was compared to the defending champion in a featherweight, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and was declared the winner after the fight. Terence received the BWAA Fighter of the Year 2014 award for his wonderful performance.
In search of a more challenging environment, this boxer made his light-welterweight debut against Thomas Dulorme on April 18, 2015. Crawford won the fight after knocking Dulorme down three times in the sixth round. After his victory, Terence was crowned HBO light-welterweight champion. Later that year he defeated Dierry Jean and Hank Lundy to retain the title.
After Crawford officially gave up his WBO lightweight title to move up to the Major Welterweight Division, he eliminated Jeff Horn, who was the 2017 welterweight titleholder, to win the title. This made him the world champion in the three-weight division. At the time of writing this article, Terence Crawford is scheduled to fight the WBO’s interim light-welterweight champion, Jose Benavidez. The fight will take place on October 13, 2018, at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
His Net Worth
The boxing champion has been successful since the beginning of his boxing career and has acquired great wealth. At present, he lives a decent life with a net worth estimated at 3 million dollars.
Of course, Terence has gained a large part of his fortune from his boxing career. Other sources include sponsorship contracts and a handful of business ventures. Meanwhile, one of his most successful pay-per-view fights against Viktor Postol took place in 2016. It is said that the fight brought in over $3.6 million.
Terence’s Wife and Family
Crawford came from an African American ethnic group, his parents are Terry Crawford and Debbie Crawford. The boxer has two sisters named Shawntay and Latisha Crawford. He also has an amazing family himself and is the father of five children.
Terence had a relationship with his long time lover called Alindra Person. Although there is not much information about Alindra, it is known that the couple has been together for many years. Their first child was named after his father and grandfather Terence Crawford III. Although this boxer has five children with his girlfriend, he has not yet walked down the aisle with her.
Mr. Crawford has managed to strike a balance between his professional and private life. He has also never failed to receive the support he needs from his family.
Height and Weight
Height: Terence Crawford has a height of 5 feet 8 inches
Weight: He has a bodyweight of 68 kg.