Terence Crawford proved too good for Hank Lundy as the Omaha fighter kept a firm grip on his WBO super lightweight title in New York City.
Fighting at the world famous Madison Square Garden, Crawford took one round to find top gear, but gradually wore Lundy down until Steve Willis had no choice but to save him from further punishment in the fifth.
Crawford, 28, can now boast a highly impressive 28-0 record as a professional and cements his place as one of the top fighters in the world today ahead of a potential move up to the welterweight ranks.
“I think I made a great statement,” Crawford told Top Rank’s Chrystina Poncher after the fight. “Hank Lundy has only been stopped once before in his career, and for me to stop him in the fifth round that shows a lot.”
In the co-feature, exciting Puerto Rican Felix Verdejo won every round of ten from previously undefeated William Silva to move his record to 20-0 at the tender age of 22.
Also on the bill, Seanie Monaghan, Julian Rodriguez, Christopher Diaz and Jean Carlos Torres all extended their perfect C.V’s, whilst ex-Adrien Broner opponent Emmanuel Taylor scored a sixth round knockout win over journeyman Wilfredo Acuna.