LAS VEGAS — Terence Crawford, already a two-division world titleholder and the 2014 fighter of the year, has been hailed by many as America’s next big boxing star.
He went a long way toward living up to those lofty accolades; Crawford took apart Viktor Postol in a masterful performance win by unanimous decision and unified two junior welterweight world titles before 7,027 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Valdez demolishes Rueda in two rounds, wins title
It’s time to believe the hype. Featherweight Oscar Valdez dominated Matias Adrian Rueda from beginning to end to win a vacant belt Saturday night in Las Vegas.
The victory was huge for Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs). Going into the bout, Top Rank promoter said the winner would be one of two leading candidates, along with welterweight titleholder Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs), to land a pay-per-view main event against Manny Pacquiao, who is coming out of a brief retirement, on Nov. 5 at the Thomas Mack Center in Las Vegas.