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Terence Crawford's mom paid kids to beat him up as she felt it would help him become the pound-for-pound boxing sensation he is today

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Terence Crawford’s mom paid kids to beat him up as she felt it would help him become the pound-for-pound boxing sensation he is today

  • Terence Crawford’s mom Debra paid other kids $10 to beat him up as a child
  • Debra refused to hug, kiss or tell Crawford that she loved him as a little boy
  • Fans said Errol Spence had no chance against someone who went through that 

Terence Crawford‘s mother paid kids to beat him up and punished the superstar with a leather belt during his childhood in Omaha – insisting it made him the success he is today.

Crawford’s mother, Debra, had an unorthodox approach to parenting and paid kids in the local community $10 (£8) each to fight her son on the streets.

She also undermined Crawford’s achievements in the ring and refused to tell her son that she loved him or that she was proud of him. 

The 35-year-old’s mother also admitted to ‘beating him with a belt’ and ‘whooping his a**’ to make him the pound-for-pound sensation he is today. 

As it stands, Crawford boasts a professional record of 40-0 after beating Errol Spence to claim the undisputed welterweight crown.

Terence Crawford's mom paid people to beat him up and punished the superstar with a leather belt during his childhood - insisting it made him the success he is today

Terence Crawford’s mom paid people to beat him up and punished the superstar with a leather belt during his childhood – insisting it made him the success he is today

Crawford's mother, Debra, also undermined his achievements in the ring and refused to tell her son that she loved him or that she was proud of him

The 35-year-old's mother also admitted to 'beating him with a belt' and 'whooping his a**' to make him the pound-for-pound sensation he is today

Crawford’s mother, Debra, also undermined his achievements in the ring and refused to tell her son that she loved him or that she was proud of him

As it stands, Crawford boasts a professional record of 40-0 after beating Errol Spence to claim the undisputed welterweight crown

As it stands, Crawford boasts a professional record of 40-0 after beating Errol Spence to claim the undisputed welterweight crown 

Speaking after the fight last month, Crawford said he would be intent on walking away from the sport soon. However, he insists there are a couple of big nights ahead of him before then. 

Crawford – who is currently chasing a blockbuster showdown with undisputed super-welterweight (154lb) champion Jermell Charlo – has cemented his place in history. 

He has become one of the most successful names in the sport, with fans around the world singing his praises. 

However, it’s taken a while for his mom to appreciate his achievements. Instead, she has belittled Crawford’s career and refused to show him any affection. 

Speaking to ESPN in 2018, Crawford’s mom said: ‘If Bud was bad someone would come and tell me and I would go and snatch him up and bring him home and give him an ass-whooping, with a belt.

‘Some of the things I said to him back then were to make him become a man and not be afraid of anyone, it was a hard lesson but he had to learn it.

‘I told the kids I would give them ten dollars a piece to anyone who could give Bud a whooping but no one could do it.’

She finished by saying: ‘I have never told him ‘I love you’, I never liked it as a kid, I never liked hugs or kisses and it grew with me.’

Crawford said his mother’s parenting style filled him with rage when he was younger and that he would spend his time trying to prove her wrong. 

The boxing star said: ‘Anything I did, whether it was in the ring or not, I wanted to win to prove a point to my mother because she would tell me I’m going to get my ass whooped and that I wasn’t good enough.

‘It filled me with rage and every time I stepped in the ring I wanted to win so bad to prove a point to her.

Fans have taken to social media to say Debra's style of parenting was ruthless and that Spence had no chance against a man with such a challenging childhood

Fans have taken to social media to say Debra’s style of parenting was ruthless and that Spence had no chance against a man with such a challenging childhood 

It was a dominant display from Crawford and fellow American Spence took some punishment

It was a dominant display from Crawford and fellow American Spence took some punishment

In the face of such controlled savagery, a bloodied Spence hit the deck three times before being stopped on his feet

In the face of such controlled savagery, a bloodied Spence hit the deck three times before being stopped on his feet 

‘I was getting kicked out of school and doing bad things but getting whooped just made me immune to pain. I was always in trouble so I was always getting whooped but at a point I became numb to it.’

Fans have taken to social media to say Debra’s style of parenting was ruthless and that Spence had no chance against a man with such a challenging childhood. 

Over nine rounds at T-Mobile Arena, Crawford handed the leading welterweight of the past half-decade an absolute beating. 

In the face of such controlled savagery, a bloodied Spence hit the deck three times before being stopped on his feet.