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On his path to superstardom, Omaha's Bud Crawford has turned his hometown into a 'gem' of the boxing world

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Terence "Bud" Crawford, who often sports the name of his hometown on his trunks, has been the catalyst to turn Omaha into a destination for the world of boxing — something few people saw coming.

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Bud's fans

Bud Crawford's most recent fight — a 12-round knockout of Jose Benavidez — attracted a crowd of 13,323 in Omaha, the most ever to attend a fight in Nebraska.

Bud sons

Bud Crawford has the support of his friends, family and the larger community of his hometown while he continues his rise to to the top of the boxing world.

Tony covers UNO sports, the Omaha Storm Chasers and boxing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @BooneOWH. Phone: 402-444-1027.

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