Khan vs Crawford Live, PPv Fight : Terence Crawford, quite arguably one of boxing’s pound-for-pound best, returns for the first time in 2019 to put his WBO welterweight championship on the line in taking on former unified junior welterweight champion Amir Khan on Saturday, April 20, at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
After notching a third-round destruction of Julius Indongo in August 2017 to become the undisputed junior welterweight champion, Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) moved up to 147 pounds last June and hasn’t looked back. The 31-year-old battered Jeff Horn to win by ninth-round TKO and capture the WBO belt. He went on to successfully defend the title in October, stopping José Benavidez Jr. with 18 seconds left.
With a lack of challengers at welterweight in the Top Rank stable, Crawford needed someone to help establish him as a force to be reckoned with. Boxing fans wanted Crawford to face IBF titlist Errol Spence Jr. to see who the king of the division and the sport would be. Spence fought Mikey Garcia in March instead, so Crawford went to one of the biggest names in the game.
Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) returns to the United States for the first time since he lost by sixth-round knockout to Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in May 2016. Following the fight, Khan took nearly a two-year hiatus and has beaten Phil LoGreco and Samuel Vargas in his native England.
Khan won the 140-pound WBA title from Andreas Kotelnik in July 2009. The 32-year-old made four straight defenses of the belt before adding the IBF strap in when he scored a fifth-round knockout of Zab Judah in July 2011.
Boxing pundits and fans alike feel Khan has seen his better days, and Crawford will make it look rather easy. Khan possesses the experience and packs a hard enough punch to where he can give Crawford plenty of problems.
Still, can Khan pull off the monumental upset? Or does Crawford continue to exemplify when he’s one of the best in the world?
Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan commences on Saturday, April 20. The main card begins at 9 p.m., with Crawford and Khan expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:30 p.m.
Terence Crawford and Amir Khan will fight at Madison Square Garden in New York. Terence Crawford competes in the United States’ largest market for the third time, while Khan also fights there for the third time.
Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan betting odds
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Terence Crawford is a -2000 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $2,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, Khan is a +1200 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $1,200.
Terence Crawford record and bio
Name: Terence Crawford
Born: September 28, 1987
Total fights: 34
Record: 34-0 with 25 knockouts
Amir Khan record and bio
Name: Amir Khan
Born: December 8, 1986
Height: 5-8 ½
Total fights: 37
Record: 33-4 with 20 knockouts
Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan fight card
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Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan Welterweight WBO
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