Terence "Bud" Crawford returned to Omaha as a world champion on Sunday night. The 26-year-old won the W-B-O Lightweight Championship on Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland.
Hundreds of fans greeted Crawford at Omaha's Eppley Airport.
"It really didn't hit me until just now when I have saw everybody embracing me when I came through that little door. Its been hard for me to be representing Omaha since day one. You know born and raised here and not getting the support system until now it was hard."
Crawford defeated Ricky Burns in Scotland Saturday to capture the title. He is the first Nebraskan to win a boxing title since Perry "Kid" Graves claimed the welterweight belt in 1914.
Crawford defeated Burns in a unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
"Oh I knew I had it won. When they read the cards and they said unanimous I just dropped down and got weak and oh man in the news you've seen me do the back flip you know what I'm say in I was just bursting with energy."
Crawford remains unbeaten in 23 professional bouts with 16 knockouts. He will likely defend his title for the first time later this year.