Terence Crawford will face Shawn Porter in a highly anticipated defence of his WBO welterweight world title on November 20 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
The three-weight champion is widely regarded as one of the top three pound-for-pound fighters in the entire sport today, however he is yet to face a fellow world class fighter in their prime who comes close to his level.
Following his knockout of Kell Brook last year, it’s been unclear what fight would come next for WBO champion Crawford.
The American became embroiled in spat with his promoter Bob Arum as both were frustrated over his current situation.
The vast majority of the big-name fighters at welterweight today are signed with Al Haymon’s PBC, who rarely do business with Arum’s Top Rank.
The super-fight all boxing fans want to see between Crawford and Errol Spence looks further away than ever for this reason.
With fighters such as Spence and Porter out of his reach, Crawford has had to settle for facing lesser-known opposition and so been unable to generate big PPV numbers – part of the reason for the spat with his own promoter.
Last month though, the WBO threw him a lifeline by ordering the bout with Porter.
The bout will take place on November 20 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
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