At North Omaha gym, Bud Crawford mentors young fighter who "reminds me of me
January 13, 2022
LEO ADAM BIGA
FLATWATER FREE PRESS
As fighters went through their paces one recent night at B&B Sports Academy, its co-owner, world welterweight boxing champion Terence "Bud" Crawford, got right in the mix, interacting with pros and amateurs alike. He coached boxers at the North Omaha gym, teased them, cajoled them, encouraged them.
He occasionally glanced over at 11-year-old Reno Busby, a nationally ranked USA Boxing bantamweight. Busby's coaches – and Crawford himself – believe the Davis Middle School sixth grader may have the talent to go far in the sport.
But on this evening, Busby...