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Crawford stops Benavidez late in last round to keep WBO belt

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Terence "Bud" Crawford had one last retort to all the insults Jose Benavidez hurled his way.

His right hand delivered it.

Crawford used an uppercut to Benavidez's chin to knock him down the first time in the 12th and final round and then consecutive rights to put him down a second, prompting referee Celestino Ruiz to stop the fight with 18 seconds left.

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