Setback for Terence Crawford: WBO orders fight with Shawn Porter


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Terence Crawford y Shawn Porter

Terence crawford, welterweight champion for the OMB, you will have to defend the belt against Shawn porter and they need to reach an agreement in 30 days or an auction will take place.

“Those involved have 30 days to negotiate and reach an agreement for the welterweight bout of the OMB”, Notified Luis Batista Salas, president of the organization, in a letter that was sent to both teams. “If an agreement is not reached in the agreed time, an auction will be ordered under the World Championship Fighting Regulations of the OMB”.

The deadline is Friday, August 20 for Crawford made his fifth defense of the 147-pound title, after the last time he fought was in November 2020 by knocking him out in the fourth round.

This is not the first time that there have been negotiations between Terence Y Shawn, because at the beginning of the year there were talks for them to face, but Bob arum, President of Top rank and promoter of Crawford, did not offer the money he wanted to Porter.

Crawford negotiations

Thus the months went by, while there were also talks of Arum with Errol spence to unify the welterweight division, but they made no progress and were never close to closing a deal.

There were also reports that Manny pacquiao became interested in fighting against Crawford, they just wanted it to take place in a country of Middle East and as there was no longer interest, the combat fell.

According to reports in early June, Porter was already in negotiations with Kell brook to make the rematch seven years after the British defeated him by majority decision.


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