The WBO welterweight champ, Terence Crawford, has been eagerly waiting for his return fight for a while. Earlier, he was in contention to face his arch-rival, Errol Spence Jr. for a massive welterweight title unification bout. Unfortunately, as this fight failed to materialize, it disheartened the fans. However, they have received a piece of positive news pertaining to Crawford’s return.
The WBO has ordered the champ to face the welterweight sensation, Shawn Porter, as his next mandatory challenge.
Crawford was already set to make his return to the ring on October 23. However, there was no news about the opponent he was supposed to face. But now, ‘Bud’ has bagged one worthy contender in Porter, and he’d be hoping to see this fight getting finalized.
Mike Coppinger shared this news pertaining to Porter being Crawford’s mandatory challenge on Twitter.
ESPN story on WBO ordering a Terence Crawford-Shawn Porter welterweight title tilt. Sources said Bud was offered a fight with David Avanesyan before this, a bout that was eyed for Oct. 23. A rematch between Porter and Keith Thurman was explored by PBChttps://t.co/vkdo5ho7Eb
— Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) July 22, 2021
Crawford was last seen in action in November 2020. He fought Kell Brook for his WBO title defense. As expected, ‘Bud’ walked over his adversary and claimed a thrilling T/KO win. After this fight, the Nebraska native was highly interested in finally fighting Spence Jr.
However, ‘The Truth’ got himself set for a fight against The Filippino boxing legend, Manny Pacquiao. That said, Crawford will now like to face the challenge at hand and improve his resume.
A fight between him and Porter isn’t official yet, but since WBO has ordered ‘Bud’ to box Porter, an official news piece regarding the same might be out soon.
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – Will it be an easy outing for ‘Bud’?
Shawn Porter is one of the most renowned welterweight boxing talents. As he has proved his worth many times in the division, he was at the top of WBO’s list to fight Terence Crawford.
LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 28: Shawn Porter in the ring against Erroll Spence Jr. (not pictured) during their IBF & WBC World Welterweight Championship fight at Staples Center on September 28, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Spence, Jr won by split decision. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
With his slick counter-attacks and dynamic fight approach, Porter has remained a top-notch boxer until today. And considering Shawn Porter’s momentum in the game, ‘Bud’ will have a tough job on his hands in his next fight.
It’ll be interesting to see who among the two comes out on top in this thrilling battle.
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