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Cody Crowley News
The undefeated two-time 168-pound world champion lights up Las Vegas on Saturday night with a career-best performance atop a stacked PBC event on SHOWTIME Psy-Per-VIew.
A thorough breakdown of Saturday night’s highly competitive supporting bouts in Las Vegas on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.
The undefeated welterweight contender is closing in on his world title aspirations as he prepares to face the dangerous Abel Ramos Saturday night on SHOWTIME Pay-Per-View.
Cody Crowley Fights
Win vs Abel Ramos 27-6-2
Mar 25, 2023 • MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Cody Crowley WINS against Abel Ramos by MD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Josesito Lopez 38-9-0
Apr 16, 2022 • AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Cody Crowley WINS against Josesito Lopez by UD in Round 10 of 10
WIN vs Kudratillo Abdukakhorov 18-2-0
Dec 11, 2021 • Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, California
Kudratillo Abdukakhorov LOSES to Cody Crowlney by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Josh Torres 22-6-2
Sep 06, 2020 • Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Josh Torres by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Mian Hussain 16-1-0
Oct 19, 2019 • Memorial Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Mian Hussain by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Stuart McLellan 25-2-3
Feb 09, 2019 • Memorial Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Stuart McLellan by UD in Round 12 of 12
Win vs Juan de Jesus Angulo Gonzalez 18-11-0
Nov 16, 2018 • Cheer's Bar, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Cody Crowley WINS against Juan de Jesus Angulo Gonzalez by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Michi Munoz 26-8-0
Jul 14, 2018 • Yardman Arena, Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Michi Munoz by KO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Kevin Higson 14-1-0
May 05, 2018 • Memorial Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Kevin Higson by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Richard Holmes 14-7-0
Sep 30, 2017 • Memorial Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Richard Holmes by TKO in Round 6 of 10
Win vs Edgar Ortega 17-7-0
May 13, 2017 • Memorial Centre, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Edgar Ortega by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Juan Carlos Cano 15-3-2
Feb 25, 2017 • Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Juan Carlos Cano by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Adrian Nunez 3-2-0
Dec 10, 2016 • AS Boxing Arena, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Cody Crowley WINS against Adrian Nunez by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Marcelo Fabian Bzowski 8-2-1
Sep 24, 2016 • Hershey Centre, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Marcelo Fabian Bzowski by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Corey McCants 2-14-2
May 14, 2016 • Maryland State Fairgrounds, Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Corey McCants by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Antonio Chaves Fernandez 7-25-3
Mar 19, 2016 • House of Blues, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Antonio Chaves Fernandez by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Kevin Mario Cooper 1-4-0
Dec 12, 2015 • Du Burns Arena, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Kevin Mario Cooper by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Alan Beeman 0-8-0
Sep 26, 2015 • Masonic Temple, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Alan Beeman by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Arnoldo Poblete 7-7-1
Jun 27, 2015 • Ajax Community Centre, Ajax, Ontario, Canada
Cody Crowley WINS against Arnoldo Poblete by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Anthony Hill 1-0-0
Sep 27, 2014 • OKC Downtown Airpark, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Anthony Hill by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Herb Begay 0-0-2
Aug 02, 2014 • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Herb Begay by RTD in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Ronnie Peterson 3-6-0
Jun 28, 2014 • CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Cody Crowley WINS against Ronnie Peterson by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Cody Crowley Bio
Undefeated super welterweight Cody Crowley is out to put Canada on the map and take the U.S. by storm as he closes in on a world title shot.
Fighting Fat With His Fists
Canadian-born Cody Crowley was once a bullied, overweight youth swimmer and hockey player. As a teenager, the Peterborough, Ontario native lost his first amateur kickboxing bout to a girl.
“My Dad, Jim, always put me into sports, but I started to get fat and had no self-esteem. By fifth grade or so I’d go swimming at my friends’ house and wouldn’t wanna take my shirt off,” said Crowley.
“Being scared sh**less playing hockey, I’d shoot the puck away, not wanting any attention on me. Feeling I needed to toughen up, lose some weight and be a man, my Dad signed me up for kickboxing. I lost weight and gained confidence, but I lost my first kickboxing fight as a 14-year-old to a female. The bell rang and she was kicking me across the face, like, ‘Boom, boom, boom, boom!’ I was pretty much pissing my pants.”
Crowley transitioned into boxing as a 15-year-old, channeling his “resentment toward myself” into the pummeling of adversaries.
“I pretty much trained myself as an amateur until the age of 19, going crazy when the bell rang, releasing the anger, flipping the switch and becoming this absolute badass who out-worked everybody,” said Crowley, a southpaw who “probably lost 20-or-25 out of 60-some” amateur bouts.
“I won a couple of provincial championships, got on Team Ontario and went to the nationals where I won two bronze and one silver medal before winning a gold medal to earn a place on Team Canada. My gold medal match was on TSN back home and got a lot of attention. I also won a bronze in an international tournament.”
Third Time’s The Charm
A 16-year-old Crowley met Dana White during a trip to Las Vegas at The World MMA Awards “after sneaking into the arena.”
“The Ultimate Fighter TV show was just jumping off back then,” said Crowley. “I went up to him and was like, ‘Let’s do some amateur shows for us little kids and put me on the show.’ He just laughed and told me, ‘Come back to me in 10 years, kid.’”
Crowley returned to Las Vegas as an 18-year-old.
“I booked a one-way flight the day after graduating from high school to put myself around the best possible environment, resources and sparring to be successful, but I got my face beaten in for about six months,” said Crowley, who had given himself the nickname, “The Crippler.”
“After a lot of time crying on the phone to my parents, I came home, quit boxing and spiraled into depression for a year or two. People at the downtown bars were like, ‘Why are you here next to me shot-gunning beers?’ I was embarrassed and ashamed.”
The third time was the charm for a 21-year-old Crowley, who refused to give up on his dream, returned to Las Vegas and met trainer Ibn Cason, younger brother of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman.
“I showed up on the doorstep, entered his gym and outworked everyone into the night,”said Crowley, whose work ethic impressed Cason. “Ibn said, ‘Maybe I can do something with him.’ Five years later, I’ve never been with any other coach.”
Crowley’s first three professional victories in 2014 were second-round KOs of Ronnie Peterson (June) and Herb Begay (August) followed by a six-round unanimous decision over Anthony Hill (September).
Sparring sessions with Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who was preparing for his May 2015 triumph over Manny Pacquiao, preceded Crowley’s next three wins in 2015 comprising a four-round unanimous decision over Arnoldo Poblete (June) and consecutive first-round TKOs of Alan Beeman (September) and Kevin Mario Cooper (December).
“I was sparring Floyd Mayweather, had the best in the world beating on me and made the decision not to quit,” said Crowley, whose weights ranged from 147 ½ to 159 pounds over his initial 10 bouts. “After 12 rounds, Floyd tapped my glove and said, ‘That’s it, good job.’ We’ve probably boxed 150 rounds since then, the last time being for his knockout of Conor McGregor.”
Crowley went 4-0 in 2016, a third-round TKO of Andrian Nunez (December) preceding unanimous decisions of six, six and eight rounds over Antonio Chaves Fernandez (March), Corey McCants (May), Marco Fabian Bzowski (September).
‘Phone Booth’ Power
Crowley went 6-0 (4 KOs) over three wins each in 2017 and 2018, the former sandwiching a shutout 10-round unanimous decision over Edgar Ortega (May) between third- and sixth-round TKOs over Juan Carlos Cano (February) and Richard Holmes (September).
The following year began with an equally dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Kevin Higson (May) followed by second- and sixth-round knockouts of Michi Munoz (July) and Juan de Jesus Angulo Gonzalez (November).
Fighting under his own promotional umbrella, Crowley faced Ortega, Holmes and Higson before sold-out crowds at the Memorial Centre in his hometown of Peterborough, with Higson entering at 14-1.
“If a guy thinks he can back me up, he’s in for a rude awakening,” said Crowley, who improved to 16-0 (9 KOs). “If it’s up to me, I’ll fight in a phone booth until someone gets knocked out.”
Crowley once again thrilled his partisan fans in 2019 at Memorial Centre with his past two victories via 12- and 10-round unanimous decisions over Stuart McLellan (February) and Mian Hussain (October). McLellan entered at 25-2-3 (10 KOs) with a 13-bout winning streak that included seven stoppages, and the southpaw Hussain at 16-1 (6 KOs).
Crowley reunited with Dana White before facing Hussain and reminded him of their initial meeting.
“I once tried to tell you I’m the toughest sonofabitch you’ll ever meet,” said Crowley to White. “You laughed at me with that big smile of yours. Now I’m taking over the fight game in Canada.”
Managed by Steve Nelson, “The Crippler” returns on September 6 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles opposite New Mexico’s Josh Torres (22-6-2, 13 KOs), a 30-year-old winner of seven straight including six via stoppage who is coming off November’s first-round KO of Juan Jesus Rivera Garces.
“This one’s at 147 pounds against a guy who comes straight forward with a tight defense and who hasn’t been stopped, but he’s never been in with someone who can apply the type of pressure I do from the opening bell until you can’t breathe,” said Crowley.
“I’d like to go after the title that Jamal James won, then maybe the winner of Errol Spence and Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter or Yordenis Ugas. Within the end of this year or the first quarter of next year I’d like a shot at a world title.”
A Successful PBC Debut
In the prelims on FS1 PBC Fight Night, Canada’s Cody Crowley enjoyed a successful PBC debut, improving to 19-0 (9 KOs) with a dominant 10-round unanimous decision over Josh Torres (22-7-2, 13 KOs). All three judges scored it 100-90.
MAKING A STATEMENT
Crowley's next bout was a warning shot to the other elite welterweights. On December 11, 2021, he took on unbeaten top contender Kudratillo Abdukakhorov. The feared Abdukakhorov scored a knockdown in the second round, but when Crowley got up, he took over. The Canadian slowly wore Abdukakhorov down and by fight's end, was battering him. Crowley won a 10-round unanimous decision by scores of 98-91, 97-92 and and 95-94.
“I rate my performance a B tonight," said Crowley. "He was a tough competitor, the former IBF No. 1 contender. I was going in the underdog so I knew I was going to have to bring the fight to him the whole time.
“When I come to fight it’s going to be a helluva fight. It’s going to be a dogfight and you are going to see blood. You are going to see guys go down.”
On April 16, 2022, Crowley took on the dangerous Josesito Lopez at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as part of the Spence-Ugas SHOWTIME pay-per-view. Crowley remained undefeated with a tough, punishing 10-round unanimous decision victory. The scores were 98-91, 98-91, 99-90 for Crowley.
Crowley (21-0, 9 KOs) sent Lopez to the canvas with a cuffing right hand that seemed to graze the back of Lopez’s head and was deemed a knockdown by the referee. Though Lopez (38-9, 21 KOs) wasn’t hurt in that sequence, he was wobbled throughout by heavy shots, his left eye nearly shut, and his legs unsteady in the later rounds.
“I want to bring a world title back to Canada,” Crowley said. “Canada supports so much. You see what happens when the Raptors win a championship. The Toronto Maple Leafs hardly make it to the playoffs, and they sell out every single game. Canada just needs a horse to ride behind and I’m that horse. I guarantee we’ll sell out every arena when you bring Cody Crowley.”
ON THE VERGE
On March 25, 2023, Crowley took another step toward a world title shot by hammering Abel Ramos on his way to a 12-round unanimous decision win in a WBC welterweight title eliminator at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Crowley, who was fighting in honor of his late father who took his own life last year and who was raising money for suicide prevention leading into the fight, followed through on his promise from the event buildup and immediately began crowding Ramos relentlessly beginning in round two. Throughout the fight the two fighters combined to throw nearly 1,000 power punches.
“He was tougher than I thought,” said Crowley. “He’s a veteran for a reason. He’s been in some exciting fights and he knows how to sit down and brace for the shots and he knows how to throw the Hail Mary’s. Hell of a fight. Hats off to Ramos. I prayed for him to have a good sleep so he could come out and have a good performance and I think he slept like a baby last night.”
Despite the pressure, Ramos continued to grind and throw counter power shots to Crowley’s body and head in hopes of breaking down his aggressive opponent. After struggling to find an effective distance for much of the fight, Ramos appeared to find that range in round 10.
Midway through round 11, Ramos connected on a counter right hand that buckled Crowley. Following up moments later, Ramos landed another powerful right hand that hurt Crowley in what was initially ruled a knockdown by referee Robert Hoyle, who thought that Crowley’s glove had hit the canvas.
Following the commission review between rounds, the knockdown was removed from the scorecards moments before the bell rang for round 12. After securing the victory, Crowley again offered inspirational words as he had throughout the lead up to fight night.
“For anyone who’s thinking of taking their own life and doesn’t want to be here, I’m proof that you can keep fighting and you will win,” said Crowley. “I worked my whole entire life for this opportunity. The last few years, I didn’t want to live because I couldn’t get my shot, fights been getting canceled. I’ve been training since July. I’ve been broke. I wanted to take my own life and I didn’t and my dad did. And if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be here today.. Now, I’m the No. 1 mandatory for the WBC and I’ve earned my title shot. Within 12 months, I’ll be fighting for the WBC title.”