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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Bob Arum Believes Only One Fighter Has A Chance Against Canelo Alvarez

By: Hans Themistode Bob Arum couldn't help but gush over the immense talent of Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican native and pound-for-pound star, made a ringside appearance on Arum’s Top Rank show this past weekend as stablemate and WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, defeated mandatory challenger Robson Conceicao. An overzealous Alvarez vehemently cheered for his good friend while shouting instructions. With Valdez eking out the win, Alvarez will now turn his attention to his own upcoming showdown, a November 6th matchup against IBF super middleweight titleholder, Caleb Plant. In a moment of pure candor, Arum simply shook his head as he scrambled to name someone who could defeat the Mexican star. “I don’t think anybody beats Canelo,” said Arum during an interview with several reporters. “He’s just that good.” Although Arum ultimately expects Alvarez to snag the IBF title of Plant to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time, the 89-year-old promoter believes that he may have someone who will eventually dethrone him in the near future. “Maybe in two years or a year and a half, [Edgar] Berlanga.” The 24-year-old New York native has become somewhat of an internet sensation over the years. With 16 first-round finishes in his first 16 fights, Berlanga has earned the reputation of becoming a feared knockout artist. In his most recent appearance, however, Berlanga saw his streak come to an end against Demond Nicholson. Despite registering numerous knockdowns throughout, Nicholson managed to peel himself up off the deck but would suffer a wide decision loss. Recently, Berlanga came to terms on a two-fight deal with Top Rank. Up first for the hard-hitting super middleweight contender, is a showdown against Marcelo Esteban Coceres on October 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Should he pick up the victory, Berlanga would then return two months later on December 11th, in the co-main event of a show headlined by Vasiliy Lomachenko. If Berlanga continues to impress, as well as pick up victories, Arum is hopeful that his young star will eventually find himself standing across the ring from Alvarez with all of the super middleweight marbles on the line. The post Bob Arum Believes Only One Fighter Has A Chance Against Canelo Alvarez appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Bob Arum Believes Only One Fighter Has A Chance Against Canelo Alvarez

By: Hans Themistode

Bob Arum couldn't help but gush over the immense talent of Canelo Alvarez.

The Mexican native and pound-for-pound star, made a ringside appearance on Arum’s Top Rank show this past weekend as stablemate and WBC super featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, defeated mandatory challenger Robson Conceicao.

An overzealous Alvarez vehemently cheered for his good friend while shouting instructions. With Valdez eking out the win, Alvarez will now turn his attention to his own upcoming showdown, a November 6th matchup against IBF super middleweight titleholder, Caleb Plant.

In a moment of pure candor, Arum simply shook his head as he scrambled to name someone who could defeat the Mexican star.

“I don’t think anybody beats Canelo,” said Arum during an interview with several reporters. “He’s just that good.”

Although Arum ultimately expects Alvarez to snag the IBF title of Plant to become the first undisputed super middleweight champion of all time, the 89-year-old promoter believes that he may have someone who will eventually dethrone him in the near future.

“Maybe in two years or a year and a half, [Edgar] Berlanga.”

The 24-year-old New York native has become somewhat of an internet sensation over the years. With 16 first-round finishes in his first 16 fights, Berlanga has earned the reputation of becoming a feared knockout artist.

In his most recent appearance, however, Berlanga saw his streak come to an end against Demond Nicholson. Despite registering numerous knockdowns throughout, Nicholson managed to peel himself up off the deck but would suffer a wide decision loss.

Recently, Berlanga came to terms on a two-fight deal with Top Rank. Up first for the hard-hitting super middleweight contender, is a showdown against Marcelo Esteban Coceres on October 9th, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Should he pick up the victory, Berlanga would then return two months later on December 11th, in the co-main event of a show headlined by Vasiliy Lomachenko.

If Berlanga continues to impress, as well as pick up victories, Arum is hopeful that his young star will eventually find himself standing across the ring from Alvarez with all of the super middleweight marbles on the line.

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