OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Terence "Bud" Crawford stopped Dierry Jean in the 10th round to retain his WBO junior welterweight title Saturday night.
The unbeaten Crawford knocked down Jean in the first and ninth rounds and then used a flurry of punches to cause him to buckle into the ropes at the 2:30 mark, when referee Tony Weeks ended the fight before 11,020 at the CenturyLink Center.
The impressive performance in the scheduled 12-round fight sets up a possible bout for Crawford (27-0, 19 knockouts) against Manny Pacquiao.
Crawford, who also holds the WBO lightweight belt, is 5-0 in world title fights with three technical knockouts. It was Crawford's third title defense in his hometown.
The Haitian-born Jean (29-2), who fights out of Montreal, landed only a few good shots on Crawford, and that only seemed to motivate the champ, more.