Hank Lundy (26-6-1, 13 KO) was truly disappointing.
In the first round he started fast, prompting Crawford to switch to southpaw only forty seconds in. As usual, Crawford gets tagged with right hands from the southpaw stance.
By round two, Crawford has adjusted and Lundy was missing with straight and swinging right hands. But Crawford was still doing very little except pawing with the jab. Lundy began letting Crawford circle around him, staying to the inside of Crawford's jab and right in line for Crawford's straight left hand.
(It is quite noticeable that Crawford does show devastating power with lead hooks from the southpaw stance. He also does not rotate his trunk as much when throwing the rear hand from a southpaw stance as he does from orthodox. Thus Crawford's straight left hand lacks follow through and power in contrast to his straight right from orthodox. So it is intuitive that an orthodox fighter should stay to the outside angle of Crawford's southpaw stance thereby limiting his productivity to the probing jab.)
To his credit, Crawford made the adjustment to Lundy's right hand that made Lundy want to switch to southpaw. But Lundy had to rely on a shorter overhand left to reach Crawford in contrast to the longer straight right hand from orthodox. Lundy's switch to southpaw made it less likely that he could land his rear hand, although he could get closer with his jab and not allow Crawford to jab over top his own jab. The other favor that Lundy did Crawford from southpaw was that he was circling into Crawford's left hand. So, Crawford, who normally fails to properly follow through with his left hand, now as right on target for Lundy. And so it was when Lundy was shaken up by a left hand that he walked into. Crawford then sent him down to the canvas with another left hand during a barrage. Having not fully recovered after a count, Crawford pounced on him again while he was against the ropes landing another clean left hand before the referee stepped in to stop it with approximately one minute left in round five.
One last flaw in Lundy's general approach was that he tried to box or attach too much from the outside rather than slipping his way in.
Crawford's (28-0, 20 KO) promoter, Bob Arum, intimated to Max Kellerman that he was looking to arrange a contest between Crawford and Ruslan Provodnikov (25-4, 18 KO).
The marquee bout for Crawford is against titleholder Viktor Postol (28-0 12 KO). But it is rumored that, as part of its love affair with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, Postol is being snubbed by HBO. For his part, Crawford has publicly stated that he wants to fight Manny Pacquiao.