Khan-Crawford Announcement Coming
With Amir Khan choosing Terence Crawford over Kell Brook, Crawford’s promoter is hoping to have an official announcement by the middle of January.
Speaking with ESPN, Top Rank founder Bob Arum made it clear that “everything looks good” for a Khan-Crawford showdown on April 20th either at Madison Square Garden or in Las Vegas on Pay-Per-View.
“Hopefully, we’ll be able to make an announcement next week. It’s not done until it’s done, but I’m very optimistic.”
Khan was allegedly offered $5 million guaranteed to face Crawford for his welterweight title over facing fellow British boxer Brook, who has been in a back and forth squabble with Khan for a few years.
“New York or Las Vegas — those are the two spots we are talking about. It’s a big fight and Khan and Crawford have lot of people fly to their fights,” Arum said.
“They both have good fan bases, and that’s what a place like Las Vegas looks for — customers to come in and fill the hotel rooms. A place like Madison Square Garden looks to fill the seats and doesn’t care about filling hotel rooms. Wherever, I am very optimistic the fight is going to happen.”
Khan made his comeback to the sport in 2018, first with a statement knockout of Phil Lo Greco less than two minutes into the fight, but would struggle in a decision win over Samuel Vargas, where Khan would be sent to the canvas in the later rounds.
Initial Report: ESPN