Last night, WBO welterweight champion, Terence Crawford (39-0), solidified his place as the pound-for-pound king of boxing with a stunning victory over David Avenesyan (29-4-1). In a fight that will go down in the books of boxing history, Crawford delivered a powerful knockout punch in the sixth round, literally punching through his gloves and rendering Avenesyan unconscious.
The match was a highly anticipated matchup between two of the top welterweight fighters in the world. Crawford, the reigning WBO champion, entered the ring as the heavy favorite, but Avenesyan proved to be a formidable opponent, putting up a valiant fight throughout the early rounds.
But in the sixth round, Crawford unleashed a devastating blow that sent Avenesyan crashing to the canvas. The force of the punch was so great that it punched a hole through Crawford’s gloves, leaving the crowd in shock and awe.
After the fight, Crawford spoke to reporters about the historic moment.
“My coach told me to keep picking my punches, and keep being smart with my punch placement,” Crawford said. “I broke him down and took him out with a punch I’ve been working on extensively in the gym. Once he landed on the canvas, I knew all my hard work and preparation paid off.”
The victory solidifies Crawford’s status as the pound-for-pound king of boxing and sets the stage for what promises to be an exciting continuation of his career.
In the co-main event, superstar Cris Cyborg (2-0) defeated Gabrielle Holloway (0-2) by unanimous decision in a four-round bout. The fight was a closely contested battle, with both fighters putting on an impressive showing of skill and determination. A vicious left hook to the body sent Holloway to the deck in round three. Holloway recovered and made it to the final bell. Cyborg triumphed and remains undefeated in the boxing ranks.
“I’m so happy to have come out on top,” Cyborg said after the fight. “Gabrielle is a tough opponent, and I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I trained hard and gave it my all. I’m just grateful to have come away with the victory.”
BLK Prime is thrilled to announce that the highly-anticipated fight between Terence Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) and David Avanesyan (29-4-1, 17 KOs) was a resounding success, with the entire event delivering an unforgettable evening in front of Crawford’s hometown crowd in Omaha, Nebraska. The fight itself was nothing short of spectacular, with Crawford delivering the knockout of the year in front of his hometown crowd.
In the co-main event, crossover combat-sports superstar Cris Cyborg defeated Gabrielle Holloway by unanimous decision in a four-round bout. This marks the first time a co-main event was a four-round women’s matchup. Add Cyborg’s legendary stature to the table, making her U.S. debut in a new sport, further highlights BLK Prime’s mission to create a more equitable platform in boxing.
BLK Prime is committed to bringing diversity to the sport of boxing at every level. A multiethnic production team was brought together to provide boxing fans from all walks of life with a top-tier show, showing everyone that BLK Prime is a platform for everyone. From the ring announcers (both Latinos of Mexican descent) to the organizers, the talent, and the fighters themselves, everyone involved came from all corners of the earth, cementing BLK Prime’s mission to provide a multiethnic-friendly platform for fans. This fight was a prime example of that commitment, with Crawford and Avanesyan and every member of the undercard bringing unique cultural backgrounds to the ring.
Early reports indicate that buys for the sold-out event exceeded initial projections on BLK Prime digital, further solidifying BLK Prime’s position as the newest and best destination for high-quality boxing content.
“As a multicultural platform, BLK Prime is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone, and we are proud to be a pillar for diversity in the sport of boxing.” said a representative for BLK Prime. “We were honored to be the only sponsor for this event, allowing the focus to remain squarely on the fighters and their incredible talent.”
“This was an extraordinary event for us at BLK Prime. To see two diverse fighters from across the world delivering an unforgettable performance in front of a hometown crowd was truly something special. We are proud to have been a part of this magnificent event and will continue providing opportunities for athletes from all walks of life to shine on our platform.”
BLK Prime is excited to bring forth the biggest fights to boxing fans around the world and will continue its commitment to excellence.