Terence Crawford to return against Jose Benavidez on October 13

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It’s been announced that pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford will be back in action this fall, defending his WBO welterweight title against Jose Benavidez in hometown Omaha, Nebraska.

The fight will be broadcast on ESPN in America and sees the unbeaten Crawford in his 2nd bout at 147 lbs, following belt win against Jeff Horn earlier this year.

Benavidez is also yet to taste defeat, albeit competing at a much lower level thus far.

“The Crawford-Benavidez fight is an old-time grudge match. These are two elite fighters who don’t care for each other, to put it mildly,” said Bob Arum, Top Rank’s founder and CEO. “They will battle each other at a fever pitch. I can’t wait to watch the action.”

“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. 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.”



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