Terence “Bud” Crawford was born in Omaha, Nebraska on September 28th, 1987. He was raised in the inner-city community of North Omaha and attended the Omaha Public Schools. As generally is the case in most inner-cities of America, Terence had to overcome the challenges and obstacles that are the byproducts of poverty, joblessness, and crime. In spite of the fact that Terence involved himself in programs such as the North Omaha B.E.A.R.S. and the C.W. Boxing Club as a very young boy, he found himself gravitating in and out of the negative lifestyle. This later on in life contributed to him being shot in the head two weeks before appearing in a televised ESPN fight for the first time. Ultimately, it was Terence’s love for boxing that lead him to spend more time in the boxing gym at C.W. Boxing Club under the tutelage of Carl Washington, Brian McIntyre, Jacque “Red” Spikes, Esau Dieguez, and Midge Mino. It was Carl who convinced Terence as a 7 year old to pursue boxing. As a young boxer, Terence’s skills were very obvious from the outset. He knew that boxing was going to be his escape from the inner city.