Terence Crawford defeats Ricky Burns to capture WBO title

There's a new lightweight champion to look out for. Terence Crawford (23-0, 16 KO's) remained undefeated and became the new WBO welterweight champion of the world as he defeated Ricky Burns (36-3-1, 11 KO's) at the Scottish Exhibition Center in Glasgow, Scotland. Crawford nabbed a unanimous decision over the hometown favorite with scores of 116-112 twice and 117-111. Though most thought that Burns was lucky to win two rounds in the fight the obvious hometown scoring gave Burns some close rounds he probably shouldn't have had. The slick style of Crawford had Burns struggling to hit his mark for most of the fight. Crawford used his superior boxing skills to avoid alot of Burns punches, and was able to get him on the ropes and unleash combos on his body and head for part of the fight. 


In the Co-Main event, rising heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua destroyed Hector Avila in one round. Joshua improved to 5-0 with 5 KO's, and remains one of the hottest upcoming heavyweights. 

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