Terence Crawford, Shawn Porter to fight Nov. 20

Leading Rank and Premier Boxing Champions reached an offer hours ahead of a set up bag quote for a WBO welterweight title battle in between champ Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter on Nov. 20 at the Michelob Ultra Center at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Porter, a previous WBC champ, represents the most significant difficulty of the unbeaten Crawford’s profession.

“Porter is without a doubt Crawford’s toughest fight at welterweight, and I think Crawford may be Porter’s toughest fight,” Leading Rank vice president Carl Moretti, who remained in Puerto Rico for the bag quote, informed Yahoo Sports. “This fight … wow. It’s going to be something.”

Leading Rank president Todd duBoef stated the occasion would be for specific on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Settlements are continuous, duBoef stated, to identify if it will be offered on cable television and satellite systems.

Crawford, who is 37-0 with 28 KOs, is ranked 2nd behind Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on the Yahoo Sports pound-for-pound list. In Porter, he’s going to deal with an obstacle like he hasn’t formerly, provided Porter’s capability to efficiently push his challengers.

Leading Rank and Crawford had actually been annoyed at the failure to land a marquee welterweight challenger for him, the majority of whom had actually been with the PBC. The battle that was most spoken about was one in between Crawford and Errol Spence, the WBC-IBF champ and another leading pound-for-pound competitor.

However Spence has actually missed out on significant time in current years due to the fact that of an intense auto mishap he was associated with and now due to the fact that he just recently had surgical treatment to fix a removed retina.

When Spence returned from the automobile mishap, he combated Danny Garcia and after that signed to eliminate then-WBA champ Manny Pacquiao. His removed retina was found throughout a needed assessment prior to the Pacquiao battle.

Porter is 31-3-1 with 17 KOs. He’s dealt with more stout competitors at welterweight than Crawford, 33. He lost a unification battle to Spence in Los Angeles on Sept. 28, 2019, dropping a split choice.

Porter, 33, won a split choice over now-WBA champ Yordenis Ugas, beat Garcia and lost to Keith Thurman.

Porter is 5-foot-7 to Crawford’s 5-8, however Crawford will have an almost five-inch benefit in reach.

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 14: Terence Crawford post fight after his victory over Kell Brook for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

Terence Crawford leaves after his success over Kell Brook for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on Nov. 14, 2020, in Las Vegas. (Picture by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc through Getty Images)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.