WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford defends his title against former WBA&IBF champion Amir Khan.
|Height||5′ 8″ (173 cm)||5′ 8½″ (174 cm)|
|Reach||74″ (188 cm)||71″ (180 cm)|
|Record||34 - 0 - 0
|33 - 4 - 0
The fight will take place on April 20, 2019 at 11 pm.
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|
|lightweight||Teofimo Lopez||Edis Tatli|
|featherweight||Shakur Stevenson||Christopher Diaz|
|lightweight||Felix Verdejo||Bryan Vasquez|
Terence Crawford is an American professional boxer.
In August 2017, Crawford had a short reign as the undisputed light welterweight champion.
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.
Crawford took up boxing at the age of seven.
He fought 70 official amateur bouts, losing 12 times.
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).
All three boxers had no defeats before fight with Crawford
Terence Crawford's victories
Terence Crawford is an undefeated world champion.
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.
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.
Khan began to box competitively at the age of 11One of his notable early amateur fights was against Victor Ortíz.
As an amateur, Khan won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics.
Britain's youngest boxing Olympic medallist (Amir Khan at the age of 17)
Amir Khan defeated Marcos Maidana (UD), Paul Malignaggi (TKO), Zab Judah (KO).
Amir Khan's victories
Khan has 4 defeats in his professional career:
The defeats of Amir 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.