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Terence 'Bud' Crawford-Julius Indongo title bout's impact is both global and ...

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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