On April 20th WBO welterweight champion Terrance “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25KOs) will face off against Amir ” King” Khan (33-4, 20KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York. The card which is presented by Top Rank/ESPN PPV at 9PM ET.
Crawford has been on many pound for pound lists for some time. Crawford is a slick fighter who can fight off both sides and switches from southpaw to orthodox and back setting up different angles and combinations. He is a well rounded, versatile fighter with many tools available for him to use at his disposal to daze and confuse his opponents. Crawford unified all four belts at 140 back in 2017. After unifying he decided to make the jump to 147 and has attained the WBO welterweight title. This will be his second defense of the title. Crawford is another elite fighter in the already heavily loaded welterweight division. Crawford is making noise in the division and will not shy away from calling other fighters out or replying to fighters calling him out. Crawford has notable wins against Gamboa, Jose Benavidez Jr, Postol and Jeff Horn (the man he took the WBO belt from). A win against Khan will only lead to bigger, better and tougher fights at 147.
Amir Khan, the man with the blistering hand speed is looking to snatch the title from Crawford. Khan has been asking for big fights recently but seemed to be overlooked recently by many. Khan is also a former unified 140 lb champ. Khan has won 7 of his last 8 fights with that loss coming by way of KO against middleweight king Canelo Alvarez. Khan moved up to middleweight and was tagging Canelo early in the first few rounds but the bigger stronger Canelo seemed to be too much for the former 140lb champ. Khan looks to overwhelm crafty Crawford with his dazzling hand speed. When Khan puts his hand speed on Display will it be too much for Crawford or will Crawford make the necessary adjustments like he has done against past opponents to overcome?
Tune in on April 20th to ESPN PPV or head over to MSG and find out who will come out on top!