Terence Crawford is done waiting around for Errol Spence Jr. The WBO welterweight champion wants to fight, so he decided to take matters into his own hands.
Crawford will now defend his welterweight title against David Avanesyan on December 10. The fight takes place inside the CHI Health Center in Nebraska.
“I’m excited about this opportunity,” Crawford told ESPN. “I was really looking forward to the Errol Spence fight. I started communicating with [boxing manager] Al Haymon and PBC back in June. And unfortunately, they represent a fighter in Errol Spence who didn’t want the fight as bad as I did… David Avanesyan is a very tough task. He’s knocked out his last six opponents and this guy is dangerous. Once I’m successful against Avanesyan, my plan is still the same: Whoop Errol Spence’s a–.”
A Golden Gloves silver medalist, Crawford made his pro debut in 2008. Crawford became light-welterweight champion in 2014 and, by 2017, held the WBO, WBC, WBA, and IBF titles. In 2018, Crawford beat Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight title. He has defended the belt five times, his last fight a TKO victory over Shawn Porter in November 2021.
Avanesyan made his debut in 2009. After losing his second pro fight, Avanesyan went on a 22-fight unbeaten streak, going 21-0-1. In 2015 he won the interim WBA welterweight title, but lost it in 2017 against Lamont Peterson. After failing to win the WBC-NABF welterweight title against Egidijus Kavaliauskas, Avanesyan has gone on a six-fight win streak. Avanesyan’s last fight was a TKO win against Oskari Metz.
Here is a complete guide to Crawford’s upcoming fight against Avanesyan, including time, channel, price, and card.
When is Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan?
- Date: Saturday, December 10 | December 11
- Start time: 5:30 p.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. GMT | 9:30 a.m. AEDT
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET | 2 a.m. GMT | 1 p.m. AEDT
- Main event: 11 p.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT (approx.)
Terence Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title against David Avanesyan on December 10. The card starts at 5:30 p.m. ET | 10:30 a.m. GMT | 9:30 a.m. AEDT. Crawford and Avanesyan should make their way to the ring around 11 p.m. ET | 4 a.m. GMT | 3 p.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan
|Country||Date||Channel + Live Stream|
|United States/Canada||Sat. Dec 10||BLK Prime, PPV.com|
|United Kingdom||Sun. Dec 11||BLK Prime|
|Australia||Sun. Dec 11||BLK Prime|
Crawford was able to strike a deal with BLK Prime to stream his fight against Avanesyan. It is also available via PPV.com.
BLK Prime is “a subscription video on demand company that offers multi-cultural content to a diverse audience worldwide.”
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Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan PPV price: How much will the fight cost?
Fight fans will have to pay $39.95 through BLK Prime in order to watch Crawford vs. Avanesyan.
Where is Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan?
Crawford vs. Avanesyan will be inside the CHI Health Center in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. The arena can hold 17,560 people.
Why is Terence Crawford fighting in Nebraska?
Crawford returns home to Nebraska to fight in front of family and friends. “Bud” has fought seven times in Nebraska, beating Anthony Mora, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Ray Beltran, Dierry Jean, John Molina Jr., Julius Indongo, and Jose Benavidez Jr.
“Terence Crawford is a cultural icon and an American boxing superstar, and his fans in Omaha are showing just how big of a star he is,” said Sam Katkovski, a representative for BLK Prime, via Big Fight Weekend. “This fight will have an amazing atmosphere and show the world how much combat-sports fans enjoy seeing Terence Crawford in the ring.”
How much do tickets for Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan cost?
Tickets start at $57, per TicketSmarter.
Prices then range from $70, $80, $90, $100, $300, $500, and $814.
Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan odds
Per Caesars, Crawford is the -1400 favorite, while Avanesyan is the +800 underdog.
Terence Crawford record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Born: Sept. 28, 1987
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 74 inches
- Total fights: 38
- Record: 38-0-0 (29 KOs)
David Avanesyan record and bio
- Nationality: Russian
- Born: August 15, 1988
- Height: 5-8
- Reach: 69 inches
- Total fights: 33
- Record: 29-3-1 with 17 wins via knockout
Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan fight card
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