Crawford (37-0, 28 KO) will defend his WBO welterweight title against Porter (31-3-1, 17 KO) in a highly-anticipated ESPN+ pay-per-view main event at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas, and while it’s not the fight everyone wants — which is still Crawford and Errol Spence Jr — it’s a fight people actually want, and a PBC fighter coming over for a Top Rank card and fight with Crawford.
Here’s their first face-to-face:
Crawford will be a solid favorite in the fight, but Porter is no easy night for anyone and never has been. He gave Spence a tough night in 2019, and has been a top five-ish sort of welterweight for a long time now, a two-time titleholder who still has plenty of gas in the tank as far as we’ve seen.
This also figures to be by far the toughest test Crawford has faced since moving up to 147 lbs in 2018, and in all reality will probably be seen as the toughest fight he’s had as a pro, a career that has seen him win world titles in three divisions and work his way to the upper echelon of the pound-for-pound rankings.