Bud Crawford Has His Moment

By: Sean Crose There's fighter's out there without half the talent of Terence Crawford, yet somehow breeze through life with ten times the hype. In an age of division, both in and outside the sport of boxing, Crawford was able to become an undisputed champion at junior welterweight, Aaron Pryor's own division. That didn't bring the praise, though, as - unlike Pryor - Crawford (through no fault of his own) had yet to face a marquee opponent. Those days are over now that's it's been announced Crawford will be facing the hard charging Shawn Porter for Crawford's WBO welterweight title this November in a Las Vegas Pay Per View Event. He's no joke, Porter, a man who has faced a whose who of top names, from Kell Brook, to Danny Garcia, to Adrien Broner, to Keith Thurman to Errol Spence. Again, Porter's the real thing, and there's no guarantee he won't walk out of the ring this November with Crawford's WBO belt in his possession. At the moment, though, boxing fans seem to be happy for Crawford for finally getting a big fight - and for themselves for finally getting the chance to see the Nebraska native in a legit premiere attraction. Not that Crawford hasn't faced top opposition in his time. He's bested Brook, after all, as well as a young and fearsome Yuriorkis Gamboa. Toss in the likes of Viktor Postol. Amir Khan, and Ray Beltran and it's clear the fighter known as Bud has himself an impressive resume. The 33 year old recently seemed to be at risk of fading into oblivion, however, as a possible great who never truly got to prove himself. Talked about fights with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Thurman, and Spence went nowhere, leaving the three division titlist without a dance partner of true note. With the match with Porter set, though, the wall between Crawford's promoter, Top Rank, and Porter's promoter, Premiere Boxing Champions, appears to have yet again fallen (it happens sometimes). Should Crawford best Porter, then, there won't be a precedent to keep a superfight with the likes of Spence from happening, as Spence is himself a PBC man. "Now I can show my talent," Crawford told ESPN upon the Porter match being made, "and maybe I can show something for the general public, something that they've never seen before. Because I don't believe that I've showed them my best yet." Here's hoping. This fight with Porter has all the makings of being a terrific one. The post Bud Crawford Has His Moment appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Bud Crawford Has His Moment

By: Sean Crose

There's fighter's out there without half the talent of Terence Crawford, yet somehow breeze through life with ten times the hype. In an age of division, both in and outside the sport of boxing, Crawford was able to become an undisputed champion at junior welterweight, Aaron Pryor's own division. That didn't bring the praise, though, as - unlike Pryor - Crawford (through no fault of his own) had yet to face a marquee opponent. Those days are over now that's it's been announced Crawford will be facing the hard charging Shawn Porter for Crawford's WBO welterweight title this November in a Las Vegas Pay Per View Event.

He's no joke, Porter, a man who has faced a whose who of top names, from Kell Brook, to Danny Garcia, to Adrien Broner, to Keith Thurman to Errol Spence. Again, Porter's the real thing, and there's no guarantee he won't walk out of the ring this November with Crawford's WBO belt in his possession. At the moment, though, boxing fans seem to be happy for Crawford for finally getting a big fight - and for themselves for finally getting the chance to see the Nebraska native in a legit premiere attraction. Not that Crawford hasn't faced top opposition in his time.

He's bested Brook, after all, as well as a young and fearsome Yuriorkis Gamboa. Toss in the likes of Viktor Postol. Amir Khan, and Ray Beltran and it's clear the fighter known as Bud has himself an impressive resume. The 33 year old recently seemed to be at risk of fading into oblivion, however, as a possible great who never truly got to prove himself. Talked about fights with the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Thurman, and Spence went nowhere, leaving the three division titlist without a dance partner of true note. With the match with Porter set, though, the wall between Crawford's promoter, Top Rank, and Porter's promoter, Premiere Boxing Champions, appears to have yet again fallen (it happens sometimes).

Should Crawford best Porter, then, there won't be a precedent to keep a superfight with the likes of Spence from happening, as Spence is himself a PBC man. "Now I can show my talent," Crawford told ESPN upon the Porter match being made, "and maybe I can show something for the general public, something that they've never seen before. Because I don't believe that I've showed them my best yet." Here's hoping. This fight with Porter has all the makings of being a terrific one.

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Terence Crawford Vs. Shawn Porter Officially Set For November 20th

By: Hans Themistode Terence Crawford has long been considered one of, if not the best, pound-for-pound fighter in the world. That said, the multiple division titlist lacked the resume to justify those claims. For years, the current WBO welterweight champion urged the biggest names in or around his division to take him on. Now, after hammering out a deal behind the scenes, Crawford has officially gotten his wish. As first reported by Mike Coppinger of ESPN, Crawford and Shawn Porter are set to square off on November 20th, at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After moving into the number one ranking in both the WBC and WBO sanctioning bodies, Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) had the option to either take on unified titlist Errol Spence Jr. or, the aforementioned Crawford. Having swapped fists with Spence Jr. in 2019 and coming up short via split decision, Porter revealed that he was more inclined to take on Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), citing the desire to face a new foe. While Crawford was Porter’s preference all along, the former two-time 147-pound belt holder admitted that a showdown between the pair was unlikely. Most of Porter’s doubts stemmed from promoter Bob Arum going on record stating that he wouldn’t offer Porter more than one million to face Crawford, something Porter scoffed at. The two sides ultimately pushed their differences to the side and sat down at the negotiating table thanks to the WBO sanctioning body ordering a purse bid, something that was set to take place later this afternoon. Now, with both parties agreeing to terms, their previously scheduled purse bid has been canceled. For Crawford, Porter represents the toughest opponent he's faced thus far. Earlier this year, the 33-year-old Nebraska native scored a predictable early stoppage against long-faded former champion, Kell Brook. As for Porter, the highly ranked contender has picked up several notable wins during his 147-pound tenure, including against the likes of Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Adrien Broner, and Devon Alexander. Most recently, after losing his WBC crown via split decision to Spence Jr., Porter found himself back in the win column. The Cleveland product handed a one-sided beating to fringe contender Sebastian Formella in August of 2020. Crawford vs. Porter will officially be offered on ESPN+PPV as opposed to a joint PPV. The post Terence Crawford Vs. Shawn Porter Officially Set For November 20th appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Terence Crawford Vs. Shawn Porter Officially Set For November 20th

By: Hans Themistode

Terence Crawford has long been considered one of, if not the best, pound-for-pound fighter in the world. That said, the multiple division titlist lacked the resume to justify those claims. For years, the current WBO welterweight champion urged the biggest names in or around his division to take him on. Now, after hammering out a deal behind the scenes, Crawford has officially gotten his wish.

As first reported by Mike Coppinger of ESPN, Crawford and Shawn Porter are set to square off on November 20th, at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

After moving into the number one ranking in both the WBC and WBO sanctioning bodies, Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) had the option to either take on unified titlist Errol Spence Jr. or, the aforementioned Crawford. Having swapped fists with Spence Jr. in 2019 and coming up short via split decision, Porter revealed that he was more inclined to take on Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), citing the desire to face a new foe.

While Crawford was Porter’s preference all along, the former two-time 147-pound belt holder admitted that a showdown between the pair was unlikely. Most of Porter’s doubts stemmed from promoter Bob Arum going on record stating that he wouldn’t offer Porter more than one million to face Crawford, something Porter scoffed at.

The two sides ultimately pushed their differences to the side and sat down at the negotiating table thanks to the WBO sanctioning body ordering a purse bid, something that was set to take place later this afternoon. Now, with both parties agreeing to terms, their previously scheduled purse bid has been canceled.

For Crawford, Porter represents the toughest opponent he's faced thus far. Earlier this year, the 33-year-old Nebraska native scored a predictable early stoppage against long-faded former champion, Kell Brook.

As for Porter, the highly ranked contender has picked up several notable wins during his 147-pound tenure, including against the likes of Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Adrien Broner, and Devon Alexander.

Most recently, after losing his WBC crown via split decision to Spence Jr., Porter found himself back in the win column. The Cleveland product handed a one-sided beating to fringe contender Sebastian Formella in August of 2020.

Crawford vs. Porter will officially be offered on ESPN+PPV as opposed to a joint PPV.

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