WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford will finally return to the ring, making his next title defense against former WBC welterweight champion Shawn Porter.
Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole was the first to report the news of a Crawford-Porter matchup materializing, with Top Rank Vice President of Boxing Operations Carl Moretti confirming the deal being in place for the bout. The fight is expected to take place on November 20 from the Michelob Ultra Center at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The promotion will be headed by Top Rank but will be in association with the PBC which is Porter's promotional team.
Crawford is heralded as one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the sport currently and is undefeated as a pro at 37-0 and defeated Kell Brook via a fourth-round TKO in November 2020 in his last outing. Porter on the other hand is 31-3 overall as a pro and beat Sebastian Formella via a unanimous decision back in August 2020 to become the WBC silver welterweight champion in his most recent fight.