While much of the focus of the sports world is on the playoffs in the NBA and NHL, there is other stuff that you need to be paying attention to. We have a big fight night coming up this weekend from Madison Square Garden in New York City. Amir Khan and Terence Crawford will square off in the main event there, but there are 3 other bouts on the main card that are certainly worthy of your attention.
This event can be seen on ESPN PPV on Saturday night. We are going to take a closer look at all 4 of the fights on the main card, with the latest odds and predictions to come for each of them, so let’s get right to it.
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Terence Crawford: • Three-weight world champion • Undefeated in 34 fights • 74% knockout rate Amir Khan: • Two-time world champion • Unbeaten at welterweight • Wins against NINE current or former world champions It’s your #CrawfordKhan tale of the tape 🥊 pic.twitter.com/zsiMR9Pkkx— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) 12 de abril de 2019
Christopher Diaz vs Shakur StevensonThe main card gets rolling with a 12-round Welterweight battle, where Christopher Diaz will be looking to bounce back after losing his last bout against Masayuki Ito. That fight was for the vacant WBO World Super Featherweight Title, with Diaz losing by UD to take his career mark to 24-1 with 15 KO.
Diaz will have another tough one on his hands against up and coming brawler Shakur Stevenson, who is coming into this bout having started his pro career with a 10-0 record, which includes 6 wins by KO. There is going to be a lot of power on display here, but look for Diaz to get the KO win.
Felix Verdejo vs Bryan VasquezThe next fight up is a very good looking 12-round Lightweight bout, where Felix Verdejo will be moving back into the Lightweight division after winning the WBA Super Bantamweight Title last November in a dominating fight that he won by KO in the second round. Verdejo now has a career mark of 24-1, with 16 of his wins coming by way of the KO.
He will be up against veteran fighter Bryan Vasquez, who is a 7 years pro. Vasquez is 37-3 with 20 KO, so he is certainly not an easy mark. Vasquez is on a 2-fight losing run, though, so look for Verdejo to make it 3 losses in a row for the veteran.
Edis Tatli vs Teofimo LopezThis 12-round Lightweight duel is actually the co-feature fight on this card, and for good reason. Both of these fighters are considered to be series contenders in this weight class, so expect a great fight here. Tatli comes in with a career mark of 31-2, with 10 of his wins coming via KO.
His last bout came in August, where he won by UD to claim the EBU European Lightweight Title. Lopez is 12-0 with 10 KO wins, but he is also taking on his third fight since December of last year, although the two previous outings were over rather quickly. This is one that might go the distance, and I am on Tatli to win.
Amir Khan vs Terence CrawfordThis Welterweight Title Fight may be the headline event, but it may also be the bout that is over the fastest on Saturday night. Amir Khan is a former world champion who appears to be on the last leg of his career.
He does have wins in back to back fights, but those came against lesser opponents after he lost to Saul Alvarez in a WBC World Middleweight Title fight. Crawford is undoubtedly one of the best pound for pound fighters in the business today and comes in with a 34-0 record that includes 25 KO wins. Look for Crawford to get the job done relatively quickly.