Crawford-Horn May Move To Garden Due To NHL
Due to the historically and statistically improbable debut season of the Vegas Golden Knights, the impending Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford battle may need a new home.
The fight for the WBO welterweight title was scheduled for April 21st at the T-Mobile Arena, but the Golden Knights (who are as of this writing are the number one seed in their division) are on-track for a playoff run, which would take precedence over other potential events.
In an interview with BoxingScene, Bob Arum explained the issue with his date.
“What happened with T-Mobile, it’s a very popular arena, it’s doing extraordinarily well and they have a contract with the hockey team which sells out and everything. So they got the league (NHL) to move a perspective date for the playoffs,” explained promoter.”
“Nobody knows who’s going to be in the playoffs, yet, it’s only half the season. But if they are, the league said,’there’s no way we’ll give Las Vegas a home game on the 14th (of April) because they have a Justin Timberlake concert they wanted to go with.”
“So they, AEG, are reluctant to go to the league again and also clear the 21st. So they couldn’t assure us that the 21st would be clear and therefore we’re looking at the 14th at Madison Square Garden.”
Last May when Crawford stopped Felix Diaz in ten rounds it was in the big room of the Garden. Back in February of 2016, Crawford performed at the Theater at MSG, halting Hank Lundy in five.
Horn was last seen in December when he stopped voluntary challenger Gary Corcoran of the UK. Last week, Horn and his team revealed that a deal was reached for a fight with Crawford