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Crawford: Winning all The Belts, Topping Kostya Tszyu is The Goal!

By Ryan Burton

Later tonight WBC/WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford and WBA/IBF super lightweight champion Julius Indongo will both have a shot at history with all four major belts on the line in their ESPN televised fight.

The action takes place in Lincoln, Nebraska which is an hour away from Crawford's hometown.

It has been 15 years since there has been a 4 belt title holder in the sport and it has never been done in the 140 pound weight division.

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Crawford wants to be the first to do it and is a student of the game. At the fight week press conference he reminded everyone that former champion Kostya Tszyu came the closest to achieving the feat.

"This is history. The closest person to capturing all four in this division is Kostya Tszyu. He had three and I want to be labeled as the man that won all four of them in my state of Nebraska. It means a lot to me because a lot of people don't believe that good talent comes from the state of Nebraska and I have been proving them wrong ever since I came on the scene in boxing - from amateurs to the pros - and winning all these titles is going to mean everything," said Crawford.

The Omaha, Nebraska native is recognized as a top 5 pound-for-pound fighter by most boxing outlets and he feels that capturing all four belts will catapult him to the top of the heap.

"Number one. There is nothing else to be discussed about. Number one," Crawford stated.

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 www.ticketmaster.com, 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 Steven Mccowan on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=NEETzsche;17961457]I hope he or Indongo defends all four of them at least once[/QUOTE]i do too. But from all i have read its highly unlikely. Love nietzsche to by the way! Good name

Comment by Sheldon312 on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=moochi;17962373]Kostya Tszyu did it when the WBO wasn't relevant. Plus he did it by KTFO the other champions one by one...and all of those champs were elite quality. Indongo's best win is against an over the hill Ricky Burns FFS.…

Comment by moochi on 08-19-2017

Kostya Tszyu did it when the WBO wasn't relevant. Plus he did it by KTFO the other champions one by one...and all of those champs were elite quality. Indongo's best win is against an over the hill Ricky Burns FFS.…

Comment by considerthis on 08-19-2017

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;17961613]The accomplishments in women's boxing should never be put on the same level as those of the men. The competition and difficulty of achieving things is much higher on the men's side.[/QUOTE] Pretty much. I laughed during the broadcast of…

Comment by wrecksracer on 08-19-2017

I'd take Tszyu to win over Crawford, prime v prime. At this point, at least. Crawford hasn't fought elite opposition. It's a good collection of belts, though.

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