Crawford-Porter set for Nov 20

Pound-for-pound star Terence “Bud” Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight world title and unbeaten record on November 20 against two-time welterweight champion and WBO #1 contender “Showtime” Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) at the Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas.

Promoted by Top Rank, in association with TGB Promotions, Crawford-Porter will be a Top Rank PPV exclusively on ESPN+ in the United States.

“This is a fight that reminds me of all the great welterweight battles of the 1980s and 90s, two prime fighters unafraid to tackle the biggest challenge available to them,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Terence has wanted a challenge like this for a very long time, and I am confident he will rise to the occasion. Shawn Porter, however, is not an easy night for any fighter.”

“I’ve been calling out the top welterweights since I moved up to 147 in 2018, and I’m excited that Shawn stepped up,” Crawford said. “This fight will bring out the best in me and showcase parts of my game that the world hasn’t seen yet. On November 20, I will silence my doubters and prove that I am the best welterweight in the world.”

Porter said, “I’ve wanted this fight for a long time and now my patience has paid off. Throughout my career, I’ve taken on the best and proven myself as a man who gives 100 percent in everything I do. Terence Crawford is a great, versatile fighter who is very athletic just like myself. We are the two best welterweights in the world, and on November 20, we get a chance to prove who is the best. Fight fans can expect a great show that night and, with this victory, I will cement myself as the best welterweight of this era.”

Tickets starting at $54 go on sale Monday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by visiting Undercard information will be announced shortly.

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    • I can agree that Crawford will put on a boxing clinic frustrating Porter for much of the fight.

  • Still kind of shocked that they put this one together, ultimately. But it is a PPV that I will GLADLY pay for.

  • Should be a good fight. Porter can be beaten by top welters but he’s always been a handful. It’s a good fight for Crawford. It isn’t an arrival for meeting all of his challenges at 147 or stating he’s the king in the division, but it’s a step in the right direction. Looking forward to it.

  • Haymon is still trying to advice against this fight. He can’t stand having any of his fighters competing against Arum, Hearns, or golden Boy’s athletes.

    • Haymon is bad for Boxing and for his fighters. The boxers are crazy to stay with him because they only get to fight once a year against inferior competition so they don’t make top money.

      • So what would you prefer them go to Arum, where so many huge fighters are not made or where he waists talented fights like….hmmm gee Crawford who is JUST NOW getting a big. Would you rather them go to Oscar who protects hit top guys like hmmm gee Ryan Garcia? Where would you rather see them go?

    • The reason for that is because Haymon is acting in violation of the Muhammad Ali while serving as both the manager of the fighters and as the promotor or co-promoter of the event. He does this by claiming to serve as an “advisor” while clearing acting in a managerial capacity.

      • Al Haymon is the real life Keyser Soze. You have to respect his lack of ego of needing to be out in the spotlight. The man gets things done. If he is in violation he would be shut down by now. Or is he untouchable too?
        For a guy that gets so much praise from his actual clients the fans sure have a lot of bad things to say. Haymon will be rewarded with all the best fighters because of the way he conducts his business.

  • Hooraaaayy!! Let’s get a closer look at Crawford to see how much he sweats in Porter’s hot kitchen. We will see if Crawford is willing to put in that grunt work to achieve a victory.

  • I’ve lived in Vegas for 25 years and been to 100 fights. Wtf is the michelob ultra arena? Figured they would have had this at the mgm, T-mobile or Mandalay Bay. I remember going to the Cox pavilion to see Freitas vs Casamayor in a huge fight for boxing where the two combatants weren’t big draws. Maybe they should have had this in Omaha. At least you know it would be packed. Glad it’s happening though.

  • Porter cannot really fight , but is super tough and jumpy inny. Crawford has to be good because Sean is a load of wtf when he comes at ya . Love to see Porter tko Bud12 in a crazy fight.

  • Porter is dangerous for Bud because of his physicality. But Bud has thrown big combos moving back. I think Bud can KO him and feel he’ll pull it off one way or another. If he wins and Spence doesn’t fight him for any reason outside fighting Charlo it’ll make him look real bad.

  • This fight will be an exciting fight and will end when Crawford wants it too. Probably sometime in the 11th or 12th round.

  • Crawford all the way, I hate watching Porters fight style. He uses his head as a third fist.

  • Got to give Porter his due – Even in his clumsy way he gives it his all. Porter does not have a punch though to bother Crawford so probably an easy fight for Crawford.

  • I’m picking Porter to pull off the upset. Crawford has fought no one of note he’s an over rated fighter. Donald Curry was better and we know what happened to him.

  • Porter always brings it and should be a solid test for Bud Crawford. Only question I have is how much does Showtime Shawn have left after those bruising, hellacious battles with Keith Thurman and Errol Spence. Will still gladly pay the PPV price as it’ll undoubtedly be a good fight.

  • Porter is super boring and doesn’t knock anyone out. Another yawn fight for Bud who doesn’t have any competition or interesting fights out there unless he bulks up to face Canelo

  • if porter looks good in this fight he should put on some weight and fight canelo

  • I’m 50/50 on this fight. Half says porter knocks him out! Dramatic fashion! The other half says Porter gets the nod. Guess we’ll see

  • I agree Bud should win this fight. However, if Porters reverts and resorts to his ol’ bulldog ways, I could see this play out like Forrest vs Mayorga. We know damn well Mayorga wasn’t on Vernon’s level. But he didn’t give Forrest a chance to fight his fight. He swarmed him at every chance.

  • It’s funny how post are like 50/50 on this fight. But honestly Porter is the perfect opponent to make Crawford shine, Porter is gonna put the pressure on Crawford who is going to counter him all night long..
    Crawford on a UD.

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