Terence Crawford Faces Felix Diaz At MSG Saturday – Bob Arum and Top Rank are in New York City’s venerable Madison Square Garden this Saturday night for their latest card set to air on HBO in the United States. A nine fight boxing card is in the works with WBC and WBO world super lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s title defense against Felix Diaz serving as the main event.
Terence Crawford will be making the second defense of the ‘unified’ belts at 140 pounds. Many consider him the number one pound for pound fighter in the world today. Diaz is a highly motivated former Olympic Gold Medalist from the Dominican Republic that is coming off a 2016 that saw him go 2-0.
The undercard includes the second professional fight of American Olympian Shakur Stevenson. Stevenson made his debut under the Top Rank flag this past April at the StubHub Center and he won a technical decision over Edgar Brito.
Terence Crawford Faces Felix Diaz At MSG Saturday
When the Crawford vs Diaz match-up was announced TBC was joined by Crawford’s trainer Brian “Bomac” McIntire to talk about the Diaz fight. Check out this segment where we are also joined by veteran analyst Frank Lotierzo to talk shop with McIntire.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
(Card Subject To Change):
140 LBS 12 RDS: Terence Crawford (30-0) vs Felix Diaz (19-1)
135 LBS 12 RDS: Raymundo Beltran (32-7-1) vs Jonathan Maicelo (25-2)
147 LBS 8 RDS: Konstantin Ponomarev (31-0) vs Ed Paredes (38-6-1)
135 LBS 6 RDS: Teofimo Lopez (4-0) vs Ronald Rivas (5-5-2)
154 LBS 6 RDS: Tong Hui Li (8-1) vs Daniel Calzada (14-16-3)
140 LBS 6 RDS: Fazliddin Gaibnazarov (1-0) vs Agustine Mauras (6-2-3)
175 LBS 6 RDS: Steven Nelson (6-0) vs Gilberto Rubio (7-5)
126 LBS 6 RDS: Shakur Stevenson (1-0) vs Carlos Gaston Suarez (6-3-2)
130 LBS 4 RDS: Henry Lebron (1-0) vs Johnny Estrada ( 0-1)
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Team Crawford at the Omaha airport as he heads to N.Y.C. to defend his WBC and WBO world titles.