WATCH- LIVE Terence Crawford Vs. Amir Khan Fight (Boxing PPV) MATCH — 20 APRIL 2019
On Saturday, Terence Crawford will put his WBO welterweight title on the line against Amir Khan at Madison Square Garden in New York (ESPN Pay-Per-View, 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
Crawford, who is ranked No. 2 by The Ring at 147 pounds, had initially looked like he may face Luis Collazo but his promoter, Top Rank, made overtures to Amir Khan and instead were able to broker a bigger, more intriguing fight.
“The Crawford-Khan showdown is a very interesting matchup of two elite fighters,” said Top Rank chairman Bob Arum. “Khan, when fighting at welterweight, is as good as there is, but he is fighting the division’s best fighter and a pound-for-pound great. It will be an entertaining and competitive fight.”
Crawford (34-0, 25 knockouts) turned professional in 2008, and has gone on to win championships at lightweight, junior welterweight (undisputed) and welterweight.
Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) won silver at the 2004 Olympics and turned professional to great acclaim. He was the WBA/IBF junior welterweight titleholder prior to stepping up to welterweight in 2014.
Each fighter is facing arguably their fastest ever opponent, who will deal with that better? Khan struggled last time out against Samuel Vargas. Can he find his earlier form to trouble the champion? Crawford is known to start slow. Can the challenger get off to a quick start and build a lead?
Online gambling group William Hill lists Crawford as a 1-10 (-1000) favorite, while Khan is priced at 11/2 (+550); the draw is 25/1 (+2500).
Here’s how the experts see it: