• April 20, 2019

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford defends his title against former WBA&IBF champion Amir Khan.

Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan
Terence Crawford
Terence Crawford
Champion
Amir Khan
Amir Khan
Challenger
Country USAUSA United KingdomEngland
Age 31 32
Height 5′ 8″ (173 cm) 5′ 8½″ (174 cm)
Reach 74″ (188 cm) 71″ (180 cm)
Stance southpaw orthodox
Titles
WBO
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Record 34 - 0 - 0
(25 KOs)
33 - 4 - 0
(20 KOs)
KO% 73% 61%

Date and time

The fight will take place on April 20, 2019 at 11 pm.

Place

Madison Square Garden in New York City (NY).

Crawford's guaranteed purse hasn't been confirmed,
but Khan is reportedly set to walk away with at least $5 million.

Division Boxer №1 Boxer №2
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featherweight Shakur Stevenson Christopher Diaz
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Terence Crawford is an American professional boxer.
In August 2017, Crawford had a short reign as the undisputed light welterweight champion.

Amir Khan

Terence is one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world.
This is a fight that could take me to a different level, and I want to win this fight because I want to be the best in the world. All them dreams I’ve had of being the best ever, and one day being that pound-for-pound champion, this is the fight that can take me there.

- Amir Khan,
former WBA&IBF champion

Amateur career

Crawford took up boxing at the age of seven.
He fought 70 official amateur bouts, losing 12 times.

As an amateur, he defeated future world champions Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia.

Professional career

Terence Crawford is known for his exceptionally fast hand speed, punching power and defensive skills, as well as his ability to comfortably switch hit from orthodox to southpaw.

Terence Crawford defeated Jose Benavidez Jr. (TKO), Jeff Horn (TKO), Viktor Postol (UD).

 Note

All three boxers had no defeats before fight with Crawford

Terence Crawford's victories

Terence Crawford's victories

Terence Crawford highlights

The defeats of Terence Crawford

Terence Crawford is an undefeated world champion.

The defeats of Terence Crawford

The defeats of Terence Crawford

Amir Khan is a British professional boxer.
He held WBA and IBF super lightweight titles.

Khan was born and raised in Bolton to a Punjabi Rajput family with roots in Pakistan.
Khan is Muslim.

Terence Crawford

Amir Khan is in the way of what I’m trying to accomplish. I can’t let him put a roadblock in the middle of me accomplishing what I really want to accomplish in the welterweight division, and that’s becoming undisputed.

- Terence Crawford,
WBO welterweight champion

Amateur career

Khan began to box competitively at the age of 11

One of his notable early amateur fights was against Victor Ortíz.
Overall, he compiled an amateur record of 101–9.

As an amateur, Khan won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.

Khan won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics

Britain's youngest boxing Olympic medallist (Amir Khan at the age of 17)

Professional career

Amir Khan defeated Marcos Maidana (UD), Paul Malignaggi (TKO), Zab Judah (KO).

Amir Khan — Zab Judah KO

Amir Khan's victories

Amir Khan's victories

Amir Khan highlights

The defeats of Amir Khan

Khan has 4 defeats in his professional career:

Saul Alvarez — Amir Khan KO

The defeats of Amir Khan

The defeats of Amir Khan

Odds

  • Crawford to win: 1:12
  • Khan to win: 9:1
  • Draw: 25:1

Prediction

Freddie Roach
Who will win: Crawford or Khan?

Terence Crawford is a good fighter but the thing is, the speed factor alone is too much for him. Amir has better speed and footwork but he has to put them together and be at his best. He has to win every round one at a time.

If Amir can stick to the gameplay and box for 12 rounds he can do really, really well because he is a great boxer.
He has all the skill in the world and he has a lot of speed, but at some pint he will go for the knockout and when he does that he gets himself in harms way and get knocked out.
He goes for the knokcout but in this sport you can’t go for the knockout; if it comes, it comes, don’t force it.

I believe Amir will be knocked out somewhere along the way because he has bad habits.

- Freddie Roach,
former Amir Khan's trainer

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