TERENCE CRAWFORD picked up the biggest win of his career when he became the first man to stop Shawn Porter in the 10th round in Las Vegas.
Crawford retained his WBO welterweight championship when he twice floored Porter in round 10 before his father and trainer Kenny Porter withdrew his son from the fight.
Showtime was running on fumes after suffering a cut above his eye following an accidental clash of heads with his opponent on the third round.
The American boxer's fatigue was evident as Crawford initially knocked him to the canvas with a left jab.
Porter was then unable to respond to Bud's combinations, one of which was enough to bring him back to the ground.
The 34-year-old was furious as he started punching the canvas and that was when his dad had seen enough.
Crawford started hopping in glee as he handed Porter his first ever TKO loss in 36 fights.
The WBO welterweight champion then celebrated with his team and danced with his mother, who watched from ringside.
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The 34-year-old extended his undefeated streak to 38 wins, 29 of which occurred by knockout.
This marked his ninth straight stoppage victory and he hinted he is now targeting IBF and WBC champion Errol Spence Jr.
Spence Jr watched from ringside in Las Vegas but left his seat during Porter's demise.
Crawford said in his post-match interview: "I figured out in round one that I would win because I had the reach.
"He wanted to maul and push me back but I did it back to him.
"Shawn Porter is a good fighter, but I knew when I dropped him with the uppercut and then again that his dad would stop it.
"I will fight whoever wants it next, everyone knows who I want [Spence Jr].
"I told him I love him, Shawn Porter is a really good friend of mine and I never wanted to fight him."
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