Regis Prograis couldn’t assist however be impressed by Terence Crawford’s newest efficiency contained in the ring.
The 140-pound WBC champion from New Orleans praised the WBO 147-pound champion from Omaha, Nebraska, after the latter drubbed David Avanesyan in six rounds final month.
Crawford, per normal, placed on a methodical exhibiting within the early going, step by step breaking down the sturdy Russian-born, UK-based contender, after which stopping him with a counter proper hook. The shot left Avanesyan flat on his again; he lay immobile for a number of minutes.
“He’s cerebral, bro,” Prograis, who was ringside for Crawford-Avanesyan, instructed FightHubTV. “Like I mentioned, he’s a chess participant. He’s simply setting you up with issues and on the similar time he acquired energy. That’s sort of onerous to beat.
“He change up—he acquired numerous completely different variations. He change up all the pieces he doing. He’ll change it up not simply style-wise however he’ll change it up speed-wise, and he’ll change it up power-wise. You simply don’t know. Individuals get knocked out with the pictures they don’t see coming, with the pictures they don’t count on.”
“In case you’re hitting any person and also you’re touching them and also you touching and you then pace up a little bit bit and you then contact them once more and you then hit ’em with a tough one, it simply shock you and that’s sort of what he doing, that’s sort of his model. He simply break you down, not solely bodily however he break you down mentally.”
Crawford-Avanesyan was not a struggle boxing followers have been clamoring for to finish this 12 months, as most have been wanting ahead to seeing him face WBA, WBC, and IBF champion Errol Spence Jr. However negotiations between the 2 fell aside, main Crawford to pursue a struggle with Avanesyan. Spence is predicted to struggle Keith Thurman within the coming months.
Prograis, who resides and trains in Houston, is coming off an Eleventh-round stoppage of Jose Zepeda to win the WBC 140-pound strap.