Boxing Tonight: Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter TV schedule, UK fight time, and undercard, plus more

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Boxing Tonight: Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter fight time and undercard, plus more

In addition, Richard Riakporhe has his sights set on Canelo Alvarez, and Hosea Burton seeks redemption on home turf.

“Boxing Tonight” is i’s weekly preview of Saturday night action in the UK and beyond, complete with information on how to watch and what to watch for.

You can say a lot of things about Shawn Porter, but don’t say he’s afraid of big fights.

Kell Brook, Adrian Broner, Keith Thurman, Danny Garcia, Yordenis Ugas, Errol Spence Jr.: his welterweight resume reads like a who’s who of the division, in which he has won two world titles.

They are almost never disappointing occasions.

His aggressive style and game aggression make for a good evening of pugilism in general, even if it has resulted in defeat in three of his 35 professional bouts.

His most recent defeat, a split decision loss to Spence Jr, was dubbed a contender for fight of the year in 2019 and saw American extend his illustrious unbeaten professional record.

On Saturday, he finds himself trying to take away a fighter’s “0,” though Terence Crawford’s streak is even longer.

Since turning pro in 2008, the Nebraskan has fought 37 times without losing a round; since Viktor Postol in 2016, no one has even gone 12 rounds with him.

Crawford, unlike Porter, has been accused of “ducking,” the modern age’s great debate, and specifically of ducking this particular fight.

It was a point of contention between the two at their final press conference.”

“When they asked me for the fight, it was just talk; there was no offer,” Crawford said.

“When [my promoters]Top Rank offered them the fight, they declined because they demanded more money.

“Then Shawn and I talked on the phone, and he asked how I felt about a possible fight with him.

“I told him we’d discuss it again if I couldn’t get the Manny Pacquiao fight.”

We’re here because I didn’t get the Pacquiao fight.”

Here we are, which is all that matters – and in an era when the heavyweight division is best known for the fight that never took place, two big names are stepping into the ring.

UK news summary from Infosurhoy.

Boxing Tonight: Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter TV schedule, UK fight time, and undercard, plus more

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Boxing Tonight: TV schedule, UK fight time and undercard for Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter and more

Crawford vs Porter details

  • Date: Saturday 20 November
  • Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
  • Fight time: Ring walks for the main event are expected around 4am UK time
  • TV/live stream: The fight will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena with coverage starting at 2am. It means viewers can also watch the fight online with a NOW subscription, starting from £9.98 per day or £25 a month.
  • Undercard highlights: Kazakhstan’s Zhanibek Alimkhanuly (10-0) has an extensive amateur record (50-10) with some high-profile victories, including world and Asian gold medals. Since turning over in 2016 he has only fought 10 times but won all 10, and most recently handed Rob Brant his third pro defeat – he had previously only lost to Ryota Murata and Jurgen Brahmer. Now, Alimkhanuly takes on Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (38-5) to continue his professional development in the exciting middleweight division. If you do tune in for it, you might be watching a big star flourish.
  • predicts: Crawford by a hard-fought, close points decision

Riakporhe vs Durodola details

  • Date: Saturday 20 November
  • Venue: Wembley Arena, London
  • Fight time: Ring walks for the main event are expected around 10.15pm
  • TV/live stream: The fight will be shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event with coverage starting at 8pm. It means viewers can also watch the fight online with a NOW subscription, starting from £9.98 per day or £25 a month.
  • Undercard highlights: Caroline Dubois had to pull out of this event due to illness, but Natasha Jonas (9-2-1) remains part of the bill ensuring some female representation, although her opponent Vaida Masiokaite (2-11-4) has nowhere near enough pedigree to trouble her. Florian Marku (9-0-1) faces something of a step up against Jorick Luisetto (11-2) although this is a “keep busy” fight more than anything else.
  • predicts: Riakporhe stoppage in the seventh; Burton on points

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