Terence Crawford is a professional American boxer who has garnered fame following his exceptional defensive skills, punching power, and hand speed. This bloke has registered his name as a champion in three weight classes – the WBO welterweight, lightweight, and light welterweight titles.
The star is currently the welterweight championship titleholder and is regarded as the second world’s most active welterweight boxer by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA). Crawford has also recorded victory in four major world championships – the WBA, WBC, IBF, and WBO. In addition, he has received the BWAA’s 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 in Omaha, Nebraska on September 28, 1987. The boxer was born to African-American parents Terry Crawford and his wife Debbie Crawford. Terence developed a keen interest in the game of boxing at a very tender age and he started training as a boxer when he was seven years old. Crawford belongs to the black ethnicity and holds an American nationality.
During his amateur career, he had seventy fights out of which he lost only seven. As an amateur, he triumphed over Danny Garcia and Mikey Garcia and clinched three amateur championship titles – the 2006 National PAL Championship, Blue & Gold National Championship, and U.S. Pan American tournament in 2007. Prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, Crawford was the highest ranking lightweight fighter in the United States. Although he qualified for the Olympics, he was knocked out of 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 out Cummings in round one, ending the game in just 15 mins. He recorded his first victory in a big fight against Breidis Prescott; it was his first fight on a 140 pounds limit.
Terence skills continued to improve and in 2013, he defeated the Russian boxer Andrey Klimov in a ten round fight. Subsequently, he triumphed over Ricky Burns to clinch his first WBO lightweight title. He was later matched with the featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa in the same year and after the fight, he was declared the winner. Terence earned the 2014 BWAA Fighter of the Year 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. Following his victory, Terence was crowned as the HBO light welterweight champion. Later in the year, he defeated Dierry Jean and Hank Lundy to retain the title.
After Crawford officially vacated his WBO lightweight title to move up to the major welterweight division, he knocked out Jeff Horn who was the welterweight titleholder in 2017 to take the title. This made him a three-weight world champion. As at the time of this writing, Terence Crawford is slated to fight the WBO Interim light welterweight champion, Jose Benavidez. The fight will take place on the 13th of October 2018, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
His Net Worth
The boxing champ has been successful since the inception of his boxing career and has made huge wealth for himself. He is currently living a decent life with a net worth estimated at $3 million.
Of course, Terence earned a major bulk of his wealth from his boxing career. Other sources include endorsement deals and a handful of business endeavors. Meanwhile, one of his most successful pay-per-view bouts happened in 2016 against Viktor Postol. It is said that the fight generated over $3.6 million.
Terence’s Wife and Family
Crawford came from an African-American ethnic origin, his parents are Terry Crawford and Debbie Crawford. The boxer has two sisters named Shawntay and Latisha Crawford. Furthermore, he has an amazing family of his own and is a father of five children.
Terence has been in a relationship with his long-term sweetheart named Alindra Person. While there is no much information about Alindra, it is known that the pair has been together for many years. Their first child was named Terence Crawford III after his father and grandfather. Although this boxer has five children with his girlfriend, he is yet to walk down the aisle with her.
Mr. Crawford has been able to strike a balance between his professional and personal life. Also, he has never failed to get 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 body weight of 68 kg.