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Arum Names Amir Khan as Possible Foe For Terence Crawford

Two weeks ago, Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) made a statement in the welterweight division by dominating and stopping Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs) to capture the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

It was Crawford's first bout at 147-pounds - after capturing world titles at junior welterweight and lightweight.

As reported last week, Crawford will headline an ESPN televised date in October. 

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Crawford's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, advised Michael Woods of the Everlast “Talkbox” podcast, that he plans to "get the best possible opponent at the time” to fight Crawford in the fall.

One of those opponents is the recently returned Amir Khan (32-4, 20 KOs), who back in April snapped a near two-year layoff to blow away Phil Lo Greco in one round.

Khan has been calling for a bigger fight in the fall - and specifically for a world title fight.

Arum likes the idea of a Crawford vs. Khan showdown.

According to Arum, Khan is a "free agent" when fighting in the United States. Earlier this year, he signed a multi-fight deal with promoter Eddie Hearn, who is based in the UK. 

“Amir Khan could be a possibility, I have to talk to him. He’s a free agent if he fights in the US. And I’m sure there are others,” Arum said.

Hearn would surely have something to say about that.

He's trying to build up a domestic mega-bout between Khan and Kell Brook - and Crawford would be a big favorite to upset that scenario in beating Khan. Hearn is hoping to match Khan and Brook by the end of the year or early 2019.

Some of the other possibilities on Arum's radar include WBA "regular" welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (should he beat Manny Pacquiao next month), Jose Benavidez and Carlos Adames. Like Crawford, both Benavidez and Adames are promoted by Top Rank and would likely be far easier fights to make.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by LetOutTheCage on 06-19-2018

Khan's speed would give Crawford problems early. But once Crawford gets his timing down you just know he will walk Khan onto a shot and stop him. Dont see Hearn putting Khan in with Crawford at this time.

Comment by sammybee on 06-19-2018

[QUOTE=sayf;18870974]Took the words out of my mouth. Khan can stay in there with the best fighters on the planet in terms of skill, but he can't take a punch. Khan has looked very good in all his fights where he…

Comment by Redd Foxx on 06-19-2018

Khan doesn't deserve it but I still think it would be a good fight as it would bring out the best in Crawford. Not because khan is great, but because he runs, steals rounds, etc. Bud would have to be…

Comment by Zaroku on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=Pigeons;18872565]Khan has a name. That's something that Benavidez, Kavaliauskas, Adames, and Ponomarev don't have.[/QUOTE] He’s got Islam plus, Silver medal, plus a glass chin. Excitement!

Comment by Zaroku on 06-18-2018

[QUOTE=mathed;18873081]Please, that fight won't got 5 rds before Bud breaks that glass jaw.[/QUOTE] I was thinking 3 rounds.

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