By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
This Saturday night the Pinnacle Bank Arena, Nebraska, will play host to a rare unification fight were all the major organisations belts are up for grabs. WBC and WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford will take on WBA and IBF world champion Julius Indongo.
Crawford at this stage in his career is a big name in the world of boxing, having headlined a series of good wins on HBO. Indongo on the other hand is a relatively unknown fighter from Namibia, who is coming off to very good back to back victories away from home. The 34-year old Namibian stopped Eduard Troyanovsky to claim the IBF and IBO world titles. Then made the trip to Scotland to face WBA champion Ricky Burns, a fight he won comfortably. So facing Crawford in his native Nebraska wont face Indongo one bit.
Currently, no other division in boxing has one fighter who holds all four of the major titles and that is what makes this fight unique. In this modern era of alphabet titles, its almost unheard of having one guy in the division holding all the titles. It’s a fight that will definitely be worth watching as you could say… History will be made.
Also on the card will be unbeaten Ukrainian Oleksandr Gvozdyk who will face Craig Baker for the NABF light heavyweight title. Nicholas Walters will look to get back to winning ways after his loss to Vasyl Lomachenko when he faces Arturo Santos Reyes. Welterweight Mike Reed will look to keep his unbeaten record against 37-year old Robert Frankel.
Britain’s Dillian Whyte will make his US debut on the card against Malcolm Tann. Whyte will look to put on a show for the US crowd and viewers on ESPN (Sky Sports in the UK) as the Londoner will hope to put his name in the hat to face WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.by