Boxing Champ Receives Honor From City Council

By: Brittany Gunter
By: Brittany Gunter

It was a special day in Omaha as a boxing champion received a great honor at the city council meeting. Everyone gave the champ a standing ovation after the council announced Tuesday, March 4th as Terence "Bud" Crawford day.

Crawford is the first Nebraskan in 100 years to win a major boxing title after winning the WBO Lightweight Championship.

Crawford said he appreciates the support and it makes all the hard work worth it. "A lot of hard work and dedication you know. A lot of blood sweat and tears. Not wanting to work out, but you have to work out. Not wanting to do something, but you have to do it, but it all paid off."

Councilman Ben Gray talked about how Crawford grew up in North Omaha and is a man youth can look up.

Crawford says he hopes this will wake boxing up in Omaha and that he would love to see all the talented people in the city go for their dreams. He said maybe they'll even be able to have a title match in Omaha.

So what's next for the boxing champ? He said, "The sky is the limit." He also said he plans on spending the rest of the day relaxing with his family.


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