Terence Crawford Next Fight: ‘Bud’ Goes for Gold at Junior Middleweight

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The Terence Crawford next fight news has arrived. The WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF, and The Ring welterweight champion will test the waters at 154 pounds against WBA junior middleweight champion Israil Madrimov on Aug. 3 in Los Angeles.

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Who Will Terence Crawford Next Fight Be Against?

After dominating Errol Spence Jr in July, “Bud” had no shortage of options. While Spence sought to exercise a rematch clause, eye surgery sidelined him. The undefeated 36-year-old then made a vocal push to stand in front of super middleweight great and fellow pound for pound mainstay Canelo Alvarez.

While that wish was not granted and talk about meeting the winner of an eventually scrapped Tim Tszyu and Keith Thurman bout fizzled out, Crawford will attempt to earn a world title in a fourth weight class.

Sporting a 10-0-1 record that includes seven knockouts, Ismail Madrimov is undoubtedly a legitimate test for Crawford in his first venture at 154 pounds. The Uzbekistan that boasts two gold medals in the Asia games and earned the vacant WBA junior middleweight belt in a fifth round TKO of Magomed Kubranov in March. 

How to Watch Terence Crawford vs. Ismail Madrimov in August

  • Terrence Crawford vs. Ismail Madrimov will take place on Aug 3.
  • Crawford vs. Madrimov will headline the event.
  • The event will be held at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
  • Other notable names such as Isaac Cruz, Andy Ruiz, and Leo Santa Cruz will reportedly be featured on the undercard.
  • The event will air on DAZN

Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr. Recap

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After years of circling one another and accruing title defenses, the two undefeated highlight reel machines finally met in the ring to settle the long debate about who was the true king of the welterweight division.

What Happened: With a sold-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the highly anticipated fight was a showcase for Crawford. With effective countering, crushing power, and superior conditioning, Crawford outworked and dominated Spence resulting in a ninth-round TKO. It was his eleventh consecutive stoppage win.

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The Fallout: Coming into the fight, most expected a far more competitive affair. But when Crawford dismantled his rival, it established the hierarchy for this generation of boxing. After years of being doubted, Bud finally settled into his place among the greats of the sport.

The roadmap: There are several different paths that Crawford can take in his next outing. He could get more comfortable as this generation’s definitive welterweight and take on all comers to the division. He could chase bigger challenges that will propel his name to legendary status. Or Bud could elect to wind his career down in his sixteenth year as a professional. 

Crawford’s popularity is the direct result of what he does in the ring. While his personality does little to attract headlines, he has delivered at fight time. With a 77.5% finish rate, it’s impossible to not be entertained by Crawford. The win over Spence and becoming a unified champion are likely to boost the returns for his next fight.

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  • Terence Crawford record: 40-0 (31 knockouts, 9 decisions)
  • Terence Crawford weight: “Bud” competes at welterweight, which has a limit of 141 pounds
  • Crawford has won world titles in three different weight classes (welterweight, light welterweight, lightweight)
  • Crawford has had 15 successful title defenses. 
  • Terence Crawford has scored knockout wins over notable fighters such as Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter, Kell Brock, Amir Khan, and Jeff Horn.
  • Crawford inherited a love of wrestling from his father and grandfather. He now helps his son hone their craft on the mats. Bud has been known to engage in some playful matches on occasion.

Terence Crawford’s Net Worth

Crawford’s success in the ring has given the Omaha native hefty financial rewards. His net worth is estimated to be $18 million

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