Omaha, NE — An arena filled with excited, cheering people made the atmosphere at the Omaha CHI Health Center perfect for their hometown hero, Terence Crawford, as he defeated Jose Benavidez on Saturday, Oct. 13.
“We knew that he wanted to get in my head and make it a firefight,” Crawford said. “I saw him in his corner taking deep breaths and knew he was done.”
“I gave a hell of a fight to the best fighter in the world,” Benavidez Jr. said. “This is boxing. It happens. He is a great fighter, but I’m a great fighter, too. We gave the fans a great show.”
I had never been to a boxing match before, but I must say, what a night!!
It was such a cool experience and a very sentimental feeling! Being from Omaha myself, it was great seeing so many people enjoying themselves, and supporting various boxers, especially the hometown favorite, Crawford.
Although Crawford and Benavidez Jr. were the main boxers for the evening, there were a lot of other well-known boxers who had a match, too.
The 2016 Olympian winner, Mikaela Mayer, made an appearance as well. She defeated her opponent, Vanessa Bradford. It was such an amazing time for girl power, seeing Mayer show how tough girls can be was truly incredible.
There were also boxers like Viorel Simion, Shakur Stevenson, Steve Nelson, Oscar Riojas, and many more that were boxing as well. All in all, it was such an unforgettable moment in boxing history last night! Such a great thing to be a part of.
For those watching from home, I would highly recommend attending your next big boxing match because you won’t regret it, and probably will never want to watch from home again!
For a girl that doesn’t know much about boxing, I feel like this event truly taught me a lot about the boxing community, and made me feel the passion they give everyone else.
Just when you thought Omaha, Nebraska was nothing but farms and tractors, we surprised you with an outstanding defeat by Terence Crawford.