Terence Crawford risks his WBO title against Shawn Porter in an explosive welterweight showdown on November 20, live on Sky Sports.
Pound-for-pound star Crawford is eager to end any debate about the No.1 fighter in the scorching 147-pound division, but he must first defeat the two-time world champion Porter on a bill top tier in Las Vegas.
Title triumphs in three weight classes have confirmed Crawford as one of the sport’s elite champions, although a unification fight against WBC and IBF King Errol Spence Jr could elude him if he cannot. defeat Porter.
“I have called the best welterweights since I rose to 147 in 2018, and I’m delighted Shawn has taken it to the next level,” Crawford said.
“This fight will bring out the best in me and showcase parts of my game that the world has yet to see.
“On November 20, I will silence my skeptics and prove that I am the best welterweight in the world.”
But Porter proved his tenacity in a split decision loss to Spence Jr and he holds a victory over WBA champion Yordenis Ugas.
“I’ve wanted this fight for a long time and now my patience has paid off,” Porter said.
“Throughout my career, I have faced the best and have proven myself as a man who gives 100% in everything I do.
“Terence Crawford is a great all-around fighter who is very athletic just like me. We are the two best welterweights in the world, and on November 20 we will have the chance to prove who is the best.
“Fight fans can look forward to a great show that night and with this victory I will cement myself as the best welterweight of this era.”