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Terence Crawford easily KOs David Avanesyan in sixth, but won’t say if he’ll fight Errol Spence Jr.

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Unbeaten WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford scored a simple sixth-round knockout win over David Avanesyan in Omaha on Saturday, but it surely’s anyone’s guess if the fight is a prelude to a much bigger matchup with Errol Spence Jr.

‘We do not know what’s next,’ Crawford said after improving to 39-0 in front of his hometown on Saturday.

Brian McIntyre, Crawford’s trainer, said his fighter can be open to moving up from 147 kilos to 154: ‘I do not think anyone at 54 or 47 can beat him. The one query is, ‘Who’s willing to fight him?’

WBO champ Terence Crawford does a postfight interview after knocking out David Avanesyan

The pay-per-view bout was made after negotiations for an undisputed welterweight championship fight between Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. broke down in October.

Crawford didn’t call out Spence directly, saying he would consider anyone who desires to fight, preferably within the spring.

‘We have to return to the drafting board and be ready for whoever.’

Spence also made headlines on Saturday night, but for much different reasons: He was involved in a significant automobile accident on Saturday night – his second since 2019 – but avoided major injury.

The 32-year-old Texan posted a self-shot video from the aftermath of the crash, during which he claims he was hit ‘head on’ by a 14-year-old who took his parents’ automobile without permission or a driver’s license.

‘He ran the sunshine,’ Spence said on the video, showing the crumpled front end of an SUV. ‘F*** my whole s*** up.’

Details of Saturday’s crash haven’t been revealed, but Spence gave the impression to be advantageous in his self-shot Instagram video.

Unified welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. was involved in a major car accident on Saturday night ¿ his second since 2019 ¿ but avoided major injury The 32-year-old Texan posted a self-shot video from the aftermath of the crash, in which he claims he was hit 'head on' by a 14-year-old who took his parents' car without permission or a driver's license

Unified welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence Jr. was involved in a significant automobile accident on Saturday night – his second since 2019 – but avoided major injury. The 32-year-old Texan posted a self-shot video from the aftermath of the crash, during which he claims he was hit ‘head on’ by a 14-year-old who took his parents’ automobile without permission or a driver’s license. It’s unclear if the crumpled automobile in the image belongs to Spence or the opposite driver

David Avanesyan lies on the mat after being knocked out by Terence Crawford during the sixth round of the WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday

David Avanesyan lies on the mat after being knocked out by Terence Crawford in the course of the sixth round of the WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday

Crawford, fighting for the primary time in greater than a 12 months, had the sixth-ranked challenger wobbling with a flurry of blows before landing a right cross to the chin that put Avanesyan to the canvas 2 minutes, 14 seconds into the round.

‘I used to be touching him to the body, and I used to be seeing that had an effect,’ Crawford said. ‘He had a high guard, and I picked up the pace. There have been punches in bunches, I saw a gap and took it and the remaining is history.’

Crawford was fighting in his hometown for the sixth time as an expert and first time since 2018, and cheers of ‘Craw-ford! Craw-ford!’ began before introductions

The 35-year-old Crawford (39-0, 30 KOs) showed no signs of rust in his first fight since he stopped Shawn Porter within the tenth round on November 20, 2021.

Avanesyan (29-4-1), who previously fought in March and won by technical knocked over Oskari Metz, stood in there with Crawford for the primary five rounds.

Crawford got here out in an orthodox stance, but switched to southpaw midway through the primary round and fought that way for the duration.

Terence Crawford, upper right, poses for photos with his team and family after knocking out David Avanesyan during the sixth round of the WBO welterweight title boxing match Saturday

Terence Crawford, upper right, poses for photos along with his team and family after knocking out David Avanesyan in the course of the sixth round of the WBO welterweight title boxing match Saturday

Crawford used an efficient jab to neutralize Avanesyan, however the Russian never backed off. Crawford shook him up with a mixture to the pinnacle and body within the fourth, landed a pair solid body shots within the fifth after which took full control within the sixth.

Crawford landed three straight uppercuts to the chin, wobbled him with a pair shots to the body after which landed the decisive blow that put down Avanesyan.

Within the featured bout on the undercard, former MMA star Cris Cyborg won by unanimous decision over Gabrielle Holloway (0-3) in 4 rounds in her skilled boxing debut.

Cyborg was the aggressor throughout and within the third round had Holloway bent over along the ropes with a flurry of shots to the pinnacle and body. After the standing eight count, Cyborg landed a pair more shots to complete the round and continued her onslaught through the fourth.

In other fights, light heavyweight Steve Nelson (18-0, 15 KOs) knocked out James Ballard (10-4) in 2:41 of the primary round; Jeremiah Milton (8-0) won by unanimous decision over 388-pound heavyweight Dujuan Calloway (5-2) in six rounds; and super bantamweight Arnold Khegai (19-1-1) won by split decision over Eduardo Baez (21-4-2) in 10 rounds.

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