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Judge hands boxing sensation Terence Crawford 90 days in jail for body shop confrontation

December 16, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Judge hands boxing sensation Terence Crawford 90 days in jail for body shop confrontation

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A  judge has handed 140-pound junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford, a 90-day jail term for disorderly conduct and damaging property following an Apil confrontation at a Nebraska auto body shop, ESPN reported.

Thursday’s sentencing occurred just five days after Crawford defended his WBC and WBO titles in dominating fashion against John-John Molina on Saturday night.

In addition to his jail sentence, Douglas County Judge Marcena Hendrix also ordered Crawford, 29, considered one of the top five best pound-for-pound boxers in the world to serve two years probation and 120 hours of community service upon his release.

The prizefighter was found guilty of an April incident, in which Crawford confronted Michael Nelson, the owner of an Omaha auto body shop he hired to re-paint his 1984 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

Terence Crawford, one of boxing pound for pound kings is led from the court in cuffs following his sentencing

According to the arrest report, Crawford paid for half the $2,500 bill for the work but refused to pay the remaining $1,350 balance because he was dissatisfied with the service, igniting a confrontation, which saw Terrence Crawford forcefully remove his car from the hydraulic lift.

Hendrix scolded Terence Crawford during Thursday’s hearing.

“You’ve continued to act as if you are above the law, and you are not,” Hendrix said.

Under Nebraska’s sentencing guidelines, Crawford is expected to serve about 50 days of his 90-day sentencing.

Nelson said the boxer managed to push a 600lb engine left underneath the lift so he could lower the vehicle to the ground and had it towed from the premise.

After the hearing, Crawford secured his release on $10,000 bond and his attorney Matthew Kahler, said the boxer would appeal the conviction and sentencing.

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