Welding WBO champion Terence Crawford has waited years to finally face a top name in the tournament. His chance finally came Saturday night when he stepped into the ring against former two-time welterweight champion Shawn Porter in a pay-per-view match.
Crawford, long a staple at the bottom of the pound list, won the welterweight championship in June 2018 with a TKO victory over Jeff Horn. Fighting as part of the stable Top Rank, he’s locked in bouts with the welterweight’s biggest names, all fighting under the Top Boxing Champion banner . However, Crawford’s skills were on constant display as he made four successful defenses of his championship, all of which were thwarted.
Porter, a PBC fighter, was ultimately the one tasked with taking on Crawford when the WBO made him the mandatory challenger. Porter won his first welterweight title in December 2013, beating Devon Alexander by decision. He lost that belt due to a split decision against Kell Brook in the following two matches. Porter also lost his next bid for a title, giving up a tough, tight decision against Keith Thurman in June 2016.
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Porter’s enduring strength in the sport was on display in September 2018, defeating Danny Garcia by decision to become the WBC champion. He’ll keep that belt until he loses a thrilling fight with Errol Spence Jr. according to the separation decision in December 2019.
Spence is the biggest item on the menu for either Porter or Crawford, Porter wants a chance for revenge and Crawford wants to take on the other top dog in the tournament. The winner takes home the WBO title and can face Spence in the near future.
The card below is filled with some interesting names. Former children’s featherweight champion Isaac Dogbe is back in the featherweight preliminary match against Christopher Diaz. Dogbe, who owns the NABF title at 132 pounds, joins a two-fight streak. Diaz is about to lose to Emauel Navarrete in April. Plus, middleweight prospect Janibek Alimkhanuly is back as he looks set to continue his undefeated run against Hassan N’Dam.
Also in the preliminary card, rising lightweight prospect Karlos Balderas is back as he takes on Julio Cortez. Balderas, the 25-year-old from California, is 10-1 with nine kills so far in his career. He bounced back from a TKO loss to Juan Rene Tellez in December 2019 with a TKO win in August against Fidel Cervantes. Cortez entered 15-3, but lost decisively in his final game.
Here is the complete information to buy and watch the PPV event as well as the latest odds and fight cards from Caesars Sportsbook.
Information watching Crawford vs. Porter
- Day: November 20th
- Location: Mandalay Bay Resort – Las Vegas
- Start time: 9pm ET (main card) | Price: $69.99
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
Odds between Crawford vs. Porter
- Terence Crawford (c) -700 vs Shawn Porter +500, WBO . welterweight title
- Esquiva Falcao -650 vs. Patrice Volny +475, middleweight
- Janibek Alimkhanuly -2500 vs Hassan N’Dam +1200, middleweight
- Raymond Muratalla -2200 vs Elias Damian Araujo +1100, light
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