Henry Crawford continues his winning ways!
By Mike Indri, Retired Boxers Foundation - July 15, 2007: Atlantic City, NJ - It took talented Henry Crawford just thirty five seconds to dispose of lightly regarded Fort Smith, Arkansas native Josh Hammock, on the non-televised portion of the Arturo Gatti-Alfonso Gomez undercard Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City..
Article posted on 16.07.2007
What the HBO television audience missed was an explosive "statement performance" from the highly regarded welterweight prospect, now 16-0-1, as Hammock (8-3, 6 KO's) quickly became the Paterson born and bred fighter's eighth knockout victim.
Crawford's lone punch, a monster of a right hand, sent Hammock reeling to the canvas, where he made no attempt to get up before referee Earl Brown's count of ten.
Under the watchful eye of respected trainer Nettles Nasser, the twenty-six year old former three-time NJ Golden Gloves champion has steadfastly improved with each outing and is ready to take his career to the next level.
"I'm in great shape and I'm ready for anyone", stated the likeable Crawford. "I wanted to prove a point and I did!"
While credit can be given to Hammock for his gameness, his winning record is rather deceptive. Fighting out of the Stacy Goodson stable, Hammock's eight victories have come against winless foes, with a combined record of 0-7 (five opponents were making their pro debuts). Which has nothing to do with Henry Crawford, who did what he had to do against Hammock - and in a monstrously impressive fashion!
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