Las Vegas, Nevada 2020-10-18 18:24:41 –
Pound for Pound King is set to regain his throne. WBO Welterweight World Champion Terence “Bad” Crawford Defend his title against former welterweight world champion Kelbrook In a special edition of ESPN’s Top Rank Saturday, November 14th.
In a joint World Championship feature, Joshua “El Professor” Franco defends his WBA super flyweight title against former world champion Andrew “Monster” Moloney in a rematch in the June match when Franco won the decision. I will.
Promoted by Top Rank and sponsored by GEICO, ESPN and ESPN Deportes will air Crawford Brook and Franco Moloney 2 from 10 pm to 7 pm Eastern Standard Time. Meanwhile, the full slate of the Undercard match will be streamed live on ESPN + at 7:30 pm. ET / 4:30 pm PT.
Crawford-Brook venue information will be announced shortly.
“Kelbrook is one of the world’s elite fighters. He has faced so many top boxers,” said top-ranked Chairman Bob Arum. “He’s a real test of Pound for Pound’s great Terence Crawford. This is another premium fight available live on ESPN for boxing fans at no extra charge.”
Omaha, Nebraska’s proud Crawford (36-0, 27 KO) has reigned as the WBO welterweight world champion since stopping Jeff’Hornet’horn in nine one-sided rounds on June 9, 2018. I am. He has since defended the world title three times, including the dismantling of the sixth round against former unified junior welterweight champion Amir “King” Khan in April 2019. Crawford enters the ring against Egidyus “Mean Machine” Cavariauskas and Brooke leaving the long career 11-month layoff since the 9th round of TKO last December. He has won seven consecutive games by knockout since his one-sided decision against Viktor Postol in the junior welterweight unification match in July 2016. Prior to his welterweight world title campaign, Crawford was a direct, lightweight and undisputed junior welterweight world champion.
Brooke (39-2, 27 KO) from Sheffield, England, is a former welterweight world champion who successfully defended three IBF titles from Shawn Porter in 2014. His only defeat at the welterweight division was Errol Spence Jr. The battle of competition that ended in May 2017, 11th Round after he suffered from a broken orbital bone. Since Spence’s defeat, “Special One” has won three junior middleweight games, including the suspension of the seventh round in February against Mark DeLuca. Brooke has long campaigned for Crawford’s match, and earlier this year he encountered Crawford in the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II weigh-in.
“Are you going to gain weight?” Crawford asked Brooke.
“You’re running out of opponents,” Brooke replied. “I am here.”
Brooke said: “Thanks to Top Rank Bob Arum and his team, as well as Buzz Candiala and my management for completing the match. Thanks also to Terence Crawford and his team. It’s a great fight. And it’s a good fight for fans to get excited about. I’m sure there’s a viewer at the edge of the seat, no matter which side of the pond you come from.
“It is said that some people cancel my chances and ask questions about their age and ability to gain weight. Now let them talk. Some people focus on reading the headlines. Align, I’m focusing on making headlines. Do those people write me down as a big vulnerable? No problem. This big dog enriches a few people in difficult times. I think it will be.
“Terrence isn’t younger than me. They know I’ve never duck a challenge, and they should know I’ve never failed to make a 147 on a scale. Experience is born with age. My knowledge and experience makes me another fitter, a more mature fitter. When combined with a happy fighter, it becomes a dangerous fighter. “
Moloney (21-1, 14 KO) from Melbourne, Australia, knocked out Elton Dally last November to win the interim world title and was subsequently promoted to world championship. In his first world title defense from the MGM Grand Las Vegas bubble on June 23, he was upset by the unanimous decision of Franco (17-1-2, 8 KO), formerly from San Antonio, Texas. Best known for its action-packed trilogy with Oscar Negrate.
Moloney said: “I am very excited and motivated to rematch with Franco. I am very grateful that the top ranks have taken my revenge and given me the opportunity to regain my world title. World on November 14th. I work very hard every day to get the title back on my hips. “
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