Crouch aims for 2-0 start to pro boxing career

Theran Crouch won his pro boxing debut by knockout back in September.

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Theran Crouch will step back in the ring on December 4th for the second time in his professional boxing career.

“I want a quick, easy night in the office. I want to get done and go see my friends and stay safe,” Crouch says, “I wish him safety, but at the end of the night, if I don’t do it to him, he’s going to do it to me. So I’m going to do it first.”

Crouch is coming off a second-round knockout win in his pro boxing debut back in September.

It was a change of pace in the boxing ring for the “Midwest Maniac” – who had previously spent three years as an MMA fighter.

“I went in there kind of with an MMA mindset. I was almost a little bit too intense,” Crouch says of his pro boxing debut, “I think boxing is a little more of a chess match. This time I plan on slowing the fight down and showcasing my skills and just controlling the pace. I think that was the biggest difference for me. My game plan, I didn’t stick to it. I got coach a little bit worried. I did a few things…he baited me into stuff that he shouldn’t have baited me into. I want to show that I’m a little bit more disciplined as a fighter.”

Crouch will face Nikk Willyard (St. Louis) in his second pro fight.

He is looking forward to the opportunity to get to 2-0 in his young boxing career – and hoping for another big local crowd to be behind him when he steps in the ring on December 4th.

“That means the world to me. That’s why I do it,” Crouch says of the people who come out to watch him fight, “I don’t do it for my health, that’s for sure. Those guys carry the pace for me. They get me super jacked. It would be super disrespectful to all of them and to everybody who believes in me for me to not come in here and put in work and not go out there and perform to the best of my abilities.”

Tickets for the fight and more information are available HERE.

Crouch is also working with the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri – helping raise money for the “Holiday Heroes” program, which provides gifts for children of families in need this holiday season. Click HERE to donate and help sponsor a child and fulfill their Christmas wish list this winter.