Crawford vs Madrimov Aug 3rd PPV

Terence “Bud” Crawford is gearing up for a significant move in his boxing career as he sets his sights on a major title in his fourth weight division. Crawford, the undefeated welterweight champion and widely regarded as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world by The Ring magazine, is poised to step up to the 154-pound division.

His next challenge awaits him in the form of WBA titleholder Israil Madrimov, with the showdown scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 3rd, at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles. Adding to the stakes, the Crawford-Madrimov bout will also contest the WBO interim junior middleweight title.

A formal announcement for the event is slated for Wednesday in New York, promising an electrifying clash at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s chairman of the General Entertainment Authority, Turki Alalshikh, this event marks Alalshikh’s debut in the United States and is expected to feature a stacked undercard.

Crawford (40-0, 31 knockouts) enters the ring on the back of a dominant victory over Errol Spence to unify the welterweight division. His decision to pursue the 154-pound title comes after initial plans to target the WBO title in the same weight class, where he held the status of ‘Super Champion’ and was entitled to a shot at Sebastian Fundora. However, negotiations were halted due to a medical suspension imposed on Fundora, the newly crowned titlist.

His opponent, Uzbekistan’s Israil Madrimov (10-0-1, 7 KOs), claimed the WBA 154-pound title with an impressive fifth-round knockout of Magomed Kurbanov. Despite being recognized as the WBA 154-pound titlist, Madrimov's status differs from the ‘Regular’ titleholder, as clarified by the sanctioning body’s policy to abolish interim titles in 2021, aiming to streamline the championship landscape within each weight class.

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