Arguably one of the biggest boxing events of the year is set for Saturday night in Las Vegas, as a fight for the WBO Welterweight Championship. What time is Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter tonight? Live stream info, start time, how to watch Crawford vs. Porter
That bout features the undefeated Terence “Bud” Crawford defending the belt against the strong “Showtime” Shawn Porter.
Crawford is a perfect 37-0 in his career. The current welterweight was previously three-weight world champion, and, despite being the champion, is Ring Magazine’s #2 ranked Welterweight in the world, even though he is considered one of the best pound-for-pound fighter today. 28 of his career wins have come by knockout, and his last eight bouts have ended by knockout or TKO. In fact, Crawford’s fights have not gone to a decision since 2016. This will be Crawford’s fifth defense of the welterweight title since defeating Jeff Horn for the championship in 2018.
Porter enters the ring on Saturday as a fomrer champion in his own right, as he is a former WBC and IBF Welterweight champ, and is looking at capturing his first WBO title. He comes into the fight with a 31-3 record, with 17 wins coming by knockout.
CRAWFORD vs. PORTER
What: Top Rank Boxing
When: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Where: Michelob ULTRA Arena (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Live stream: ESPN+ PPV
MAIN CARD (9 P.M. ET) ESPN+ PPV
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Terence Crawford defends his WBO welterweight title against former two-time world champion Shawn Porter.
After a year out of the ring, welterweight champion Terence Crawford faces off against Shawn Porter.
Porter is a two-time former champion at 147lbs and will challenge for Crawford’s WBO belt in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight.
Crawford last fought against Kell Brook in November 2020 and secured the win by TKO. Porter meanwhile has not been in the squared circle since August that year, when he beat Sebastian Formella for the WBC silver championship.
The WBO welterweight belt will be on the line when Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter meet in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Crawford, widely considered one of the best fighters in the world regardless of weight class, enters the bout with a perfect 37-0 record. He has successfully defended the WBO title four times since taking it from Jeff Horn back in 2018.
Porter holds a record of 31-3-1, but his three losses have come against strong opponents in Kell Brook, Keith Thurman and Errol Spence Jr. He represents the toughest test of Crawford’s career.
“Hands down, I feel like this is a fight where I can make a huge statement in the welterweight division,” Crawford said (via Boxing Scene). “Because everything I’ve done, the question is always, ‘Well, what about welterweight?’ Welterweight this, or welterweight that. This is one of the top welterweights that I am facing. “This is my time to show the world who Terence Crawford really is in the welterweight division.