Crawford and Indongo meet in their sport’s first title fight between unified champions within the same division when they clash at Pinnacle Bank Arena in the main event of a card to be televised on ESPN.
The unbeaten two-division champ from Omaha (31-0, 22 knockouts) had studied his division’s history, referencing the last undisputed champion in his weight class — Kostya Tszyu — at Thursday’s event.
The Russian-born, Australia-based Tszyu unified the WBC, WBA and IBF titles in 2001 — before the WBO was recognized as an equal to the three older major sanctioning bodies.
The undefeated Namibian (22-0, 11 KOs) won back-to-back title fights on the road — knocking out IBF champ Eduard Troyanovsky in Russia before dominating WBA titlist Ricky Burns in Scotland — to get here.
Promoter Todd duBoef of Top Rank called Saturday’s bout a superfight, explaining that this is a unique circumstance that the four major title belts ended up in the hands of two fighters in a truly global sport.
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