Tuesday was officially proclaimed Terence “Bud” Crawford Day in Omaha. On Saturday the Omaha native won the World Boxing Organization lightweight championship in Scotland. Crawford is the first Nebraskan in 100 years to bring home a boxing title.
He hopes to encourage kids to reach for their dreams even though it may take a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get there. Crawford is resting in Omaha for a few days before heading back to the gym and getting ready for upcoming fights. Crawford will be at Brewsky’s at 84th and Park Drive in Omaha on Thursday for a meet and greet starting at six.
Crawford dominated two-division champion Ricky Burns over 12 rounds to claim the Scot’s WBO lightweight championship. The three judges scored the bout 117-111, 116-112 and 116-112 in favor of Crawford, who became the first Nebraskan to win a major world title since Perry “Kid” Graves in 1914.
AUDIO Crawford talking about his climb to the top (1:00)