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Crawford excited for homecoming

Lightweight titlist makes first defense against Gamboa on Saturday in Omaha

Originally Published: June 27, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

When Terence Crawford went on the road to Glasgow, Scotland to challenge hometown hero Ricky Burns in March, he saw firsthand the outpouring of support Burns had.

For years, Burns has drawn passionate crowds, but being on hostile turf did not impact Crawford. He blocked out the crowd, dealt well with the unfamiliar surroundings and gave Burns a boxing lesson to take his lightweight world title by unanimous decision in a tremendous performance.

Now Crawford finds himself in ...

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