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Video: Dillian Whyte Talks Wilder, Parker, American Debut

By Ryan Burton

Undefeated 140 pound world champions TERENCE "Bud" CRAWFORD and JULIUS INDONGO, collide in a world title unification battle, Saturday, August 19, at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The winner will be crowned the first undisputed king of the 140-pound division of the four-belt era.  Photos by Mikey Williams/Top Rank.

The rumble between Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs), from Omaha, the two-division world champion and 2014 Fighter of the Year and the holder of the World Boxing Organization (WBO), World Boxing Council (WBC) and The Ring magazine world titles, and Indongo (22-0, 12 KOs), from Windhoek, Namibia, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) world champion, making his U.S. debut, will be televised live and exclusively at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and stream live on the ESPN app.

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Indongo, the ultimate road warrior, won all his world titles on foreign soil.  The live telecast will open with NABF/NABO light heavyweight champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist OLEKSANDR GVOZDYK (13-0, 11 KOs), from Kharkiv, Ukraine, defending his titles against CRAIG BAKER (17-1, 13 KOs), of Baytown, TX.

Gvozdyk, world rated No. 2 by the WBC, No. 3 by the WBA and WBO, and No. 5 by the IBF, risks his path to a world title shot against Baker, whose last five victories have come by way of knockout.  The telecast will also feature 2016 Olympic silver medalist SHAKUR STEVENSON (2-0, 1 KO), from Newark, NJ, in a six-round featherweight bout; against DAVID PAZ (4-3-1), of La Plata, Argentina.

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 killakali on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17958442]So did my reply answer your pesky questions?[/QUOTE] No. Whyte is just as qualified or more qualified than all of them

Comment by Raggamuffin on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=killakali;17958440]andceric molina almost ko'd wilder while Gerald Washington won the first 4 rounds vs wilder said whyte can get in the mix right?[/QUOTE] All 3 were knocked out only Whyte lost to a stiff ass, fake ass gang banger wannabe.

Comment by 1hourRun on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=killakali;17958439]so your saying he can fight dillian whyte next. As big of a fight as Dominic breazle who just besat the amazing Gerald Washington right?[/QUOTE] So did my reply answer your pesky questions?

Comment by killakali on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=Raggamuffin;17958428]All I know is ex CW Haye glussed Chisora and then ko'd his sorry ass. And Chisora's sorry ass almost beat Whyte's bum ass. Some say he did. I didn't watch that sorry ass match doe.[/QUOTE]andceric molina almost ko'd wilder…

Comment by killakali on 08-18-2017

[QUOTE=1hourRun;17958431]You again? oh man ok. If you remember the time line correctly to add perspective ( which I know you dont care for that ) Eric Molina was Deontays first title defense, after he beat the #2. HW on the…

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