Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter: date, time, how to watch, background

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THREE-DIVISION TITLEHOLDER TERENCE CRAWFORD FACES THE BIGGEST TEST OF HIS CAREER IN SHAWN CRAWORD SATURDAY NIGHT ON PAY-PER-VIEW.

Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) vs. Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs)

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 20

  • Time: 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (main event later in show)

  • Where: Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

  • TV/Stream: ESPN+ Pay-per-view (available only on this platform)

  • Cost: $69.99

  • Division: Welterweight

  • At stake: Crawford’s WBO title

  • Pound-for-pound ranking: Crawford No. 1

  • Odds: Crawford 5½-1 favorite (average of multiple outlets)

  • Also on the card: Esquiva Falcao vs. Patrice Volny, middleweights; Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Hassan N’Dam, 10 rounds, middleweights; Isaac Dogboe vs. Christopher Diaz, featherweights

  • Prediction: Crawford UD

  • Background: Finally. This is the type of challenge Crawford has coveted for years, a true test of his unusual ability. The 34-year-old Nebraskan has dazzled fans en route to winning major titles in three divisions and climbing to the pinnacle of the sport. However, while he has beaten many capable opponents, it’s difficult to find a defining fight on his resume. He’s coming off a fourth-round knockout of Kell Brook almost exactly a year ago, his fourth successful defense of the title he won by stopping Jeff Horn in June 2018 and his eighth consecutive knockout. Porter, also 34, has been a top 147-pounder for a decade. The swarming fighter from Akron, Ohio, is a two-time titleholder with some big victories, including decisions over Danny Garcia and Yordenis Ugas. He lost to Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence Jr. The Spence fight, a split decision setback, was close. Porter rebounded from that loss to shut out overmatched Sebastian Formella in August of last year, his most-recent fight. He will have been out of the ring for 15 months.

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