Let us cut to the chase: Terence Crawford (27-0, 19 KO) will defeat Hank Lundy (26-5-1, 13 KO) by decision.
We have seen this before: Crawford takes the opposite stance of his smaller opponent – southpaw to orthodox, orthodox to southpaw – and uses his longer jab over the jab of his competitor, forcing him to reach with the opposite hand.
What does Hank Lundy bring to the table?
– He is fast.
We saw that with Ricky Burns, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Thomas Dulorme, and Dierry Jean. Out of the four, only Jean failed to have any early success – for Crawford is troubled by speed. Out of the four, Crawford only maintained an orthodox stance with Dulorme: out of the four, only Dulorme matched Crawford's height and length. Crawford, in that case, with his lack of speed, would have wanted to be inside Dulorme's extended arms: from orthodox, Crawford's footwork is more fluid; with improved balance, he generates more rotation of his trunk and hips resulting in more power when using his rear hand – his countering of Dulorme from the outside notwithstanding.
– Lundy has great power.
It appears so from the eye test. However, Lundy's fifty-percent knockout ratio – against lesser opposition – suggests that, if the power is there, his is wholly inefficient. Is it because of his lack of size? Endurance? Tactics? In any case, that statistic alone suggests that he will be looking to get lucky on one punch, with low probability of finishing if it happens. Well, he is bigger than Burns and Gamboa…
Crawford by decision as I do not think he will apply enough pressure to put away Lundy inside twelve.