Challenger David Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) is trying ahead to stunning the world by dethroning WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) on December tenth on the CHI Well being Middle in Omaha, Nebraska.
Avanesyan, 34, will go to Crawford’s hometown to face him in the primary occasion on BLK Prime pay-per-view.
It’s unknown why Avanesyan was picked out for Crawford somewhat than a higher-ranked, extra deserving contender like Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis. Nonetheless, it’s most likely that Bud desires to play it secure, hoping to restart negotiations with IBF, WBA & WBC welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr at the beginning of subsequent yr.
Avaneysan has the ability to beat Crawford, however technically, he’s out of his league. With Crawford, you don’t know what you’re going to get with him as a result of he didn’t look good in Shawn Porter final yr, and the one different considerably respectable fighters he’s fought at 147 are Jose Benavidez and Egidijus Kavaliauskas.
Crawford took punishment in each of these fights, exhibiting that he’s not the identical man at 147 as he’d been combating at 140 and 135.
“I’m coming into hostile territory, his hometown of Omaha,” mentioned Avanesyan. “I’ve fought most of my profession in individuals’s backyards.
Avanesyan goes to be motivated for this battle, and he may do some harm to the 35-year-old Crawford. Kell Brook had Crawford’s face swollen after two rounds of their conflict in 2020.
If Brook was ready to try this to Crawford’s face in two rounds, Avanesyan may do far worse if he’s in a position to stick round lengthy sufficient to place fingers on him.
Once more, Crawford selected Avanesyan for a purpose, and he clearly doesn’t wish to lose out on an opportunity of doubtless combating Spence.
Given how Crawford bailed on his negotiations with Spence and went public with criticism of him and Al Haymon, it’s unlikely that he’ll get the chance to restart talks. For that purpose, Crawford could must search for one of the best cash fights he can get after this. If BLK Prime is prepared to maintain giving Crawford big cash, it may not matter if he swerves Boots Ennis.
“I do know stepping into that I’m an enormous underdog, and nobody is giving me an opportunity, however let me let you know, I’m going to shock everybody watching,” mentioned Avanesyan.”I’ve had sufficient time to organize, so I’ll be prepared for the southpaw.
“I’m going to do every part I can to grow to be a world champion. I want to stay to the sport plan we have now in place, and if changes must be made through the battle, I must make them,” mentioned Avanesyan.
Boxing Information » David Avanesyan predicts he’ll shock Terence Crawford on Dec.tenth