Terence Crawford will face Shawn Porter in a highly anticipated defense of his WBO World Welterweight Title on November 20 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The three-weight champion is widely regarded as one of the top three pound-for-pound fighters in all of sport today, but he has yet to face another world-class fighter in his prime who comes close to its level.
After his knockout of Kell Brook last year, it’s unclear what fight would come next for WBO champion Crawford.
The American fell out with his promoter Bob Arum, both frustrated with his current situation.
The vast majority of top welterweight fighters today are signed with Al Haymon’s PBC, which rarely does business with Arum’s Top Rank.
The super fight every boxing fan wants to see between Crawford and Errol Spence seems more distant than ever for this reason.
With fighters like Spence and Porter out of his grasp, Crawford had to settle for lesser-known opposition and therefore was unable to generate large numbers of PPVs – part of the reason for the feud with his own. promoter.
Last month, however, the WBO threw a lifeline on him by ordering the bout with Porter.
Initially it seemed like no deal would be done and the fight would go to stock market offers, but now Top Rank’s Carl Moretti has confirmed Kevin Iole that the parties have reached an agreement.
The fight will take place on November 20 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
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