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The WBO mandates Terence Crawford to make a title defense against Shawn Porter

The Ring Magazine
 2021-07-22

Cover picture for the articleAn appealing clash between welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford and mandatory challenger Shawn Porter has been ordered by the WBO it was announced Wednesday evening. It may not be the coveted clash between Crawford (37-0, 28 knockouts) and unified titleholder Errol Spence, Jr. that boxing fans have clamored for, but a potential bout between Crawford and Porter did generate buzz amongst boxing fans on social media after the announcement was made by the WBO. Crawford-Porter would also be a clash between two fighters ranked in The Ring’s top 10 welterweights. Crawford and Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) are ranked No. 2 and 5, respectively.

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