Terence Crawford will have his toughest test yet against Shawn Porter in a WBO Welterweight Championship defense on November 20 in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay.
The undefeated Crawford will have the opportunity to bolster his claim to be the No. 1 fighter in the world pound for pound against a former two-time champion.
This fight represents Crawford’s best time to showcase his sensational skills against another of the welterweight division’s top contenders.
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In 2019, Porter pushed Crawford’s ultimate rival Errol Spence Jr to a split decision after a brilliant back-and-forth battle.
Porter has never been stopped – his only three losses came in world title fights against Kell Brook, Spence Jr and Keith Thurman.
He holds victories over Yordenis Ugas, who recently beaten Manny Pacquiao, and Danny Garcia.
Crawford, who has 28 KOs in his 37 wins, beat British pair Brook and Amir Khan from a distance.
Three-weight world champion, he previously held the undisputed welterweight title (now owned by Josh Taylor).
Taylor vs. Crawford next?
Taylor will first defend his belts against Jack Catterall on December 18, live on Sky Sports, during a homecoming in Scotland.
“Then we hope that early next year we can have a fight that will blow everything up in the UK,” said Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who promotes Taylor and Crawford.
“That would be Taylor challenging Crawford for the welterweight title.”
Josh Taylor wants to fight Terence Crawford next in Scotland
Taylor said of Crawford: “I believe in my own abilities. I think I fought better opposition than Crawford, although Crawford is very, very good, he’s elite.
“But he didn’t fight the best opponents in his division. He fought good fighters, good opposition, but I think I fought at the best level. I fought better fighters on the way up.”
Sky Sports Boxe schedule
September 25 – Sky Sports ticket office
Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk – IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles
Lawrence Okolie vs Dilan Prasovic – WBO cruiserweight title
Chris Eubank Jr vs. Sven Elbir
David Avanesyan vs Liam Taylor – European Welterweight Title
Richard Riakpohre vs. Krzysztof Twardowski
Mikael Lawal vs. Steven Ward
Savannah Marshall vs. Lolita Muzeya – WBO Middleweight Title
Hughie Fury vs. Christian Hammer
Jamel Herring vs. Shakur Stevenson – WBO Super Featherweight Title
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed welterweight title