Terence Crawford faces Shawn Porter on November 20 in the undefeated pound-for-pound star’s toughest match yet…and if he wins in Las Vegas, a mega fight in Scotland against Josh Taylor could be NEXT
- Terence Crawford takes on Shawn Porter in Las Vegas fight on November 20
- The undefeated 33-year-old is considered one of the best pound-for-pound
- But Porter has had huge battles and will prove his toughest test yet
- Promoter Bob Arum hopes a fight with Josh Taylor could be next for Crawford
Terence Crawford will face Shawn Porter on November 20 in Las Vegas in the toughest test of his illustrious career to date.
The 33-year-old will put his undefeated 37-0 record on the line against Porter, who is a two-time former welterweight world champion.
Crawford is widely regarded as one of the top three pound-for-pound fighters in the world, along with Canelo Alvarez and Naoya Inoue, and will try to solidify that again in the Mandalay Bay.
Terence Crawford will face Shawn Porter in a massive fight in Las Vegas on November 20
Porter fought Errol Spence Jr in 2019 fight of the year contender, losing by split decision
He has not fought since last November, when he defeated Briton Kell Brook within four rounds, and in 2019 he also stopped the Sheffield fighter’s great rival, Amir Khan.
Crawford and promoter Bob Arum publicly broke up last year and the pair were frustrated at the inability to finish a fight with any of the other major welterweight contenders as many of them were promoted elsewhere.
A fight with Errol Spence Jr is something boxing fans have long hoped for, but Crawford revealed he is tired of chasing his rivals.
“I’ve been calling for those fights since I’m 140,” he said DAZN. “If you go all the way back, I called Keith Thurman, Errol Spence, all those guys.
Crawford and Bob Arum struggled to secure battles with the biggest names in the division
“Once I went up, everyone told you to get a leash. I go to and I get a belt my first fight – no tune up – at welterweight.
“I’m not going to play these games where they say, ‘We’ll fight you when we fight you,’ on their terms. If we’re going to fight, we’re going to fight, if we don’t, we won’t. It’s cool.’
Porter has battled both Thurman and Spence and went the full 12 rounds with two of the division’s best.
He lost against Thurman by unanimous decision, but his fight with Spence was a contender for the fight of the year and he lost the unification clash by split decision.
A fight with undisputed light welterweight champion Josh Taylor could be next for Crawford
Should Crawford beat Porter, Arum is hopeful that a fight with Scotland’s undisputed light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor, whom he also promotes, could be next.
“We hope to be able to start a fight early next year that will blow the lid on everything in the UK,” Arum said.
“That would be Taylor challenging Crawford for the welterweight title.”