The American Terence Crawford overcame the British Amir Khan in six rounds and retained the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown.
The fight, agreed to 12 episodes at Madison Square Garden, was dominated by Crawford, who finished his work in the sixth round when Khan’s trainer, Virgil Hunter, said his pupil could not continue after an accidental low blow.
Crawford, 31, came close to knocking out Khan in the first round when he connected a powerful right hand to his ear and then a left that knocked the Brit out, but he got up quickly, before being counted. protection.
The dominance of the American champion continued in the third assault after Crawford switched to left-handed guard and Khan had trouble putting any offense into action.
The fourth and fifth rounds were the biggest exchanges when Khan (33-5, 20 KO’s) received punishment, but he also hit good shots to Crawford (35-0, 26 fights).
At the start of the sixth round, Crawford hit a very low left that clearly hurt Khan, who had time to recover, but his coach decided he could not continue.
The referee stopped the fight at 47 seconds, frustrating the 14,091 spectators who attended the match and who began to boo Khan, who took a bag of five million dollars.