Watch Terence Crawford stop Brit based Avanesyan with knockout of the year contender as dream Spence clash moves closer | The Sun

TERENCE CRAWFORD retained his WBO welterweight world title on Saturday with a sixth-round knockout of British-based boxer David Avanesyan.

The 35-year-old scored his 10th successive knockout when he floored his opponent with a strong right-hook.

The result improved his already-impressive record to 39-0.

After the event, Crawford hinted that a meeting with fellow undefeated welterweight boxer Errol Spence Jr could be on the cards.

In a post-fight news conference, he said: "This was a one-fight deal.

"Hopefully, we can go to the drawing board and these big fights come about in the near future."

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Crawford and Spence have not yet faced each other despite years of trash-talking and failed contract negotiations.

They were due to fight in November, but negotiations fell through once again.

The highly-anticipated bout is now expected to take place next year.

Just moments before Crawford's clash with Avanesyan, Spence was involved in a major car crash.

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The 32-year-old allegedly collided with a 14-year-old who had taken his parent's car, although details have not yet been officially confirmed.

After hearing about the incident on Saturday evening, Crawford said: "I wish him well. I hope he's alright – mentally, physically and emotionally.

"This is just a sport. We're all fighting for that number one spot, so it ain't personal. It's just business."

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