This Saturday October 24th 2015, it is the return of the 2014 fighter of the year.  Terence “Bud” Crawford (26-0, 18 KO’s) will put his WBO Junior Welterweight title on the line against hard hitting challenger Dierry Jean (29-1, 20 KO’s).  This fight will take place at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha Nebraska, and will be presented live by HBO Boxing.  Also on the card, Evgeny Gradovich (19-1-1, 9 KO’s) VS Aldimar Silva Santos (19-8, 12 KO’s) in a featherweight bout.  Matt Koborov (24-1, 14 KO’s) takes on Josue Ovando (13-7-1, 10 KO’s) in a middleweight bout.  And in the Co-Feature it will be Andy Ruiz Jr (25-0, 17 KO’s) VS Raphael Zumbano Love (37-11-1, 30 KO’s) in a heavyweight contest.  Here is my breakdown and predictions:


-Record:  26 – 0 – 0, 18 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight      Also rated at:  Lightweight

-Height:  5′ 8″

-Reach:  70″

-Born:  9/28/87 (age 28)

-Notable Fights:

  • Ricky Burns  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 3/1/14.  (Won WBO Lightweight title)
  • Yuriokis Gamboa  —  Win, KO 9th round (12), 6/28/14.
  • Thomas Dulorme  —  Win, TKO 6th round (12), 4/18/15.  (Won vacant WBO Junior Welterweight title)

Crawford bulldozed through the Lightweight division, defeating all the top fighters.  In his first try at Junior Welterweight, he won the WBO title, and is showing no signs of slowing down.  He is widely regarded as the future of boxing, and he will try to prove that when he takes on Dierry Jean.


-Record:  29 – 1 – 0, 20 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Junior Welterweight

-Height:  5′ 7″

-Reach:  72″

-Born:  4/20/82 (age 33)

-Notable Fights:

  • Lamont Peterson  —  Loss, Unanimous Decision (12), 1/25/14.
  • Mario Perez  —  Win, TKO 8th round (12), 6/13/14.  (Won vacant NABF Lightweight title)
  • Jerry Belmontes  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (10), 6/20/15/

After his lone loss to Lamont Peterson, Dierry Jean is on a 4 fight win streak, taking down everyone put in front of him.  The hard hitting challenger makes his second attempt at a world title on Saturday, and hopes for a different result.


Evgeny Gradovich  —  def  —  Aldimar Silva Santos  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

Matt Koborov  —  def  —  Josue Ovando  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Andy Ruiz  —  def  —  Rafael Zumbano Love  —  via  —  KO 7th round

Terence Crawford  —  def  —  Dierry Jean  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision


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