Crawford Hopes To Fight in Football Stadium in Near Future

By Ryan Burton

Cornhusker football is king in Nebraska.

The University of Nebraska is rich with college football tradition and capacity crowds are the norm in Lincoln, Nebraska whenever they play at home.

Omaha's native son Terence Crawford (31-0) will fight at the Pinnacle Bank Arena, home of the University of Nebraska's basketball team, tonight against Julius Indongo (22-0). All four major sanctioning bodies' belts will be on the line for the ESPN televised fight.

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Lincoln is about a 60 mile drive from Omaha and over 10,000 fans are expected to be in attendance for the fight. This will be Crawford's fifth bout in Nebraska since becoming a world champion and all of those bouts have broken the 10,000 mark in attendance.

While that makes Crawford one do the top American draws in the sport, he has his eyes set on a much bigger goal. That goal is Memorial Stadium where the Cornhusker football team plays.

"Lincoln is a football city. If you watch Nebraska football play and you see how our state turn out each and every home game you will see how big it is. That is what I want for me and my fights. I want it to be as big as that. 80,000 people coming to each and every home game sold out. Who knows, maybe one day I can be able to fight in a football stadium," said Crawford.

A win over Indongo will bring him one step closer to his goal.

Promoted by Top Rank®, in association with Matchroom Boxing, remaining tickets to the Crawford vs. Indongo world championship event are priced at $128, $78, $53, and $28.  They can be purchased online via, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at the Pinnacle Bank Arena main ticket office, located in the south lobby, Monday -Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CT.  Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. CT.    

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tankdestroyer on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17962221]Lomacheko? LOL You are aware that there were only like 4,000 people at his last fight? If you're going to take shots at Crawford at least know what you're talking about.[/QUOTE]it was a sarcastic expression...i get a blast fishing you…

Comment by bronx7 on 08-19-2017

Don't you get why everyone leaves Arum he wants to earn from both fighters inhouse double dipping bob. He will match him with Beltran or horn won't work with haymon unless a mega superfight manny Floyd IE

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=Tankdestroyer;17962096]leave the stadiums for the pacquiao's and canelo's of the sport. they have true following and huge fanbase. lomachenko fills a stadium before crawford does buawahahaha[/QUOTE] Lomacheko? LOL You are aware that there were only like 4,000 people at his…

Comment by bronx7 on 08-19-2017

But fans onto Broner excuses over trained and still lost 11/12 rounds to Garcia moving up from 130. His father will be just combing frosting on his cakes only soon gatekeeper

Comment by bronx7 on 08-19-2017

What is that phenomenon wear a grill get fake shot at get caught with guns And drugs how does that turn into paying to see your bum ass fight? Crawford stops Broner

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