Terence Crawford to defend welterweight title in Omaha

Posted at 12:21 PM, Sep 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 14:48:40-04

On the same day it was announced that Terence Crawford signed a seven-year extension with Top Rank Boxing, it was announced he would defend his welterweight title in Omaha. 

Crawford, who is 33-0, will take on Jose Benavidez Jr., who is 27-0. The fight will be on Oct. 13 at the CHI Health Center Omaha. 

“This fight is the fight he has been calling for, and now he will get the chance to see what it’s like to be in the ring with a real champion,” Crawford said in a release. I’ll happily give him his first L.”

“I’ve been wanting this fight for three years. I know I have what it takes to beat him, and I am going to beat him,” Benavidez said. “Crawford has been running his mouth and saying I’m a nobody. I’m going to take full advantage of this opportunity.”

The fight will air on ESPN.