Crawford, Commey twinbill on ESPN?

ESPN has announced tentative plans to televise a world title doubleheader on December 14 featuring WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford and IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey in separate bouts. Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) would face WBO #1 mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs), while Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) would meet IBF #1 mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs). The venue would be Madison Square Garden in New York City, and featherweight prospect Michael Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) would also see action.

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  • Commey will teach Lopez a lesson in how to do the flipping thing better and stay down and quiet for a little while

  • Got to hand it to espn for keeping boxing relevant to mainstream America by continuing to keep it in the mainstream for us boxing fans ( are they pushed this way because of the fights on dazn, yes probably but either way it’s a win for us fans good boxing )

  • I think is a bit too early for Lopez a title fight against a guy like Commey. Sometimes the hype push an untested fighter too high in the ranks, to the point that the opportunity comes when they are not ready totally, I am afraid this could another case. Erik Lubin is a talented kid that at 21 was very high in the ranks and suddenly had a titular opportunity against Jermell Charlo, when he was still untested. We all know what happened. Personally I hope this won’t happen when Teofimo faces Commey

    • If Lopez is special he should be able to handle it. The special ones always do. Lopez is has been brought along a little better than Eubank Jr and Lubin, and about the same as Yarde but with more professional & conventional training, he also has better technique than either Lubin or Yarde. He might not win, but he should at the least be highly competitive. Commey is half a level bellow Saunders, Charlo & Kovalev, should not be able to “wreck” a legit blue-chip prospect. But he’s very live because he will be a significantly bigger & stronger adversary than previous opponents.

  • Crawford -Kavali: this is at least one fight too early for Kavali. His last fight was a disappointing draw against Ray Robinson, who is not even a top 20 fighter. I don’t see what he brings to the table that could possibly challenge Crawford seriously. Crawford should have no problems with Kavali but he should really be fighting Spence. That’s the one welter weight fight everyone wants to see.

    • Getting to be one too many of this level opponent for Crawford. I understand they have nothing in-house for him but it’s time for both Bud & TR to cave and deffer some money and overpay Garcia to cross the floor unless maybe the Taylor-Prograis winner jumps sriaght in to a 147 title fight in early 2020. It’s not just for the resume, I’m worried about his own edge being dulled by the ability to win easily without his A game.

  • Terence Crawford vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas will be an entertaining fight the first four rounds, then, the load is going to be too heavy for Kavaliauskas to handle beyond the 5th, to the surrender point, before the 10th.
    Crawford will fight the winner of Porter vs. Spence. Seems to be impossible, but Eddie Hearn will help to make this fight happen

  • Nobody can beat Crawford… Period.. The best possible fight one could wish for would be weight changes to see Loma fight Crawford. That would be a fight of the century type match.

    • I think the Crawford – Spence fight will happen first.

      Its hard to imagine Loma moving up to welter within a year, but its not impossible. If Loma wins against Campbell, he will have a year of work ahead of him to clean out the super lightweight division – which would be an incredible feat.

      As far as “nobody can beat Crawford” goes, I think every fighter is beatable. All it takes is an off day, bad judges (which happens regularly), a momentary black out, a bad stylistic match up, staying in the game for too long or similar factors that are part of life/reality.

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