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Photos: Crawford, Kavaliauskas - Go Face To Face in NYC

The fighters were all business on the press conference dais. The best triple-header of the 2019 boxing calendar didn't need any pomp and circumstance. (photos by Mikey Williams)

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Saturday evening at Madison Square Garden (ESPN, 9 p.m. ET), Terence "Bud" Crawford (35-0, 26 KOs) will defend his WBO welterweight world title against Egidijus "Mean Machine" Kavaliauskas (21-0-1, 17 KOs).

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While the co-feature will see IBF lightweight world champion Richard Commey (29-2, 26 KOs) hoping to avoid the takeover in Teofimo Lopez (14-0, 11 KOs).

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The ESPN opener will see Irish sensation Michael "Mick" Conlan (12-0, 7 KOs) hoping to turn back amateur nemesis Vladimir Nikitin (3-0, 0 KOs) in a 10-rounder at featherweight. Nikitin defeated Conlan twice as an amateur, including in their 2016 Olympic quarterfinal bout, a decision that sparked international controversy.

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Comment by ELPacman on 12-12-2019

[QUOTE=mathed;20250011]Right, lemme guess cause......[b]”Crawford’s on the wrong side of the street”?[/b] Who does PBC have? Porter, Thurman? Haha, the charade is almost over.[/QUOTE] Dude, call it what you want. Fact is, Crawford, outside of the diehard fans is lesser known…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 12-12-2019

[QUOTE=Mr. Philadel;20250641]Who he beat?!?...any current or former world champs on his resume?!? :dunno:[/QUOTE] This is his first title shot. Everyone has to start somewhere. For you to be on this site for boxing fans and not consider a fighter who…

Comment by j.razor on 12-12-2019

[QUOTE=UNBANNED;20249898]Sadly it's the best fight he could get. Danny Garcia, Porter, Spence, Manny, and Keith are refusing to even entertain offers. Danny passed up a career high payday to fight a journeyman...so that tells you all you need to know…

Comment by j.razor on 12-12-2019

[QUOTE=JakeTheBoxer;20249936]I have read that Crawford is moving to 160 after this fight?[/QUOTE] If he is leaving bob then bob will try to get Bud in a tough fight that he could lose. I know how bob operates.

Comment by j.razor on 12-12-2019

[QUOTE=mathed;20250011]Right, lemme guess cause......[b]”Crawford’s on the wrong side of the street”?[/b] Who does PBC have? Porter, Thurman? Haha, the charade is almost over.[/QUOTE] [B]Stop playing yourself out.[/B]

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