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Crawford vs Porter: First face-off and staredown video

Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter are officially set for Nov. 20 in Las Vegas.

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Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter go face-to-face
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Terence Crawford and Shawn Porter officially announced their already-reported Nov. 20 welterweight title fight today, holding a press conference in Las Vegas with everyone in town for Fury-Wilder 3.

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.

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