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Terence Crawford vs. Israil Madrimov card set for Aug. 3

Terence Crawford vs. Israil Madrimov is official.

Crawford, the 147-pound champion and pound-for-pound king, shall be shifting up in weight to problem the WBA 154-pound beltholder on Aug. 3 at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, it was formally introduced on Wednesday.

The lead promoter is Riyadh Season, which shall be presenting its first occasion outdoors of Saudi Arabia.

“We’re delighted for Riyadh Season to host its first abroad occasion in Los Angeles, and this combat in america is a particular one to mark this second,” stated His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, Chairman of the Board of Administrators of the Common Leisure Authority.

“We wish to give folks around the globe the chance to get pleasure from their very own Riyadh Season expertise, and that is precisely what we hope to realize by staging this and likewise future occasions around the globe.”

Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) already has gained world titles at 135, 140 and 147, which means he shall be making an attempt to win a significant belt in a fourth division.

The 36-year-old from Omaha, Nebraska, hasn’t fought since his sensational seventh-round stoppage of fellow pound-for-pounder Errol Spence Jr. in a 147-pound title unification bout final July 29. He retains three of the 4 welterweight belts in the intervening time.

“I can not wait to get again within the ring in my fourth weight class and remind the world why I’m the very best pound-for-pound fighter on the earth,” Crawford stated. “Israil Madrimov is an amazing and entertaining fighter, however on August 3, he shall be my subsequent sufferer. That is the Terence Crawford period.”

Madrimov (10-0-1, 7 KOs) gained the vacant WBA title – which opened up when Jermell Charlo fought Canelo Alvarez and was designated “champion in recess” – by stopping Magomed Kurbanov in 5 rounds on March 8.

The California-based Uzbek is thrilled to face the very best within the enterprise.

“Terence Crawford is considered one of my favourite boxers and probably the greatest boxers on the earth,” he stated. “I’m very excited to get this chance to make a press release, and I’ll, Inshallah.”

The undercard options various well-known fighters. Right here’s the lineup:

  • Isaac “Pitbull” Cruz vs. Jose Valenzuela, junior welterweights (for Cruz’s WBA title)
  • Andy Ruiz Jr. vs. Jarrell Miller, heavyweights
  • David Morrell vs. Radivoje Kalajdzic, gentle heavyweights
  • Andy Cruz vs. Antonio Moran, lightweights

Isaac Cruz (26-2-1, 18 KOs) is coming off his sensational eighth-round knockout of Rolando Romero to win his belt on March 30.

Ruiz (35-2, 22 KOs) is returning to the ring for the primary time since September 2022, when the previous champion put Luis Ortiz down 3 times and gained a unanimous determination.

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