As he did in 2016 when he stepped up to challenge middleweight king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Khan rolls the dice once again in his attempts to return to boxing’s elite ranks.
The Bolton fighter, now reunited with former trainer Virgil Hunter, rejected the chance to take on long-term rival Kell Brook, instead opting to challenge for Crawford’s WBO title.
Khan has been eager for a meeting with one of the welterweight’s truly elite names, seeing his past pursuits of lucrative bouts against Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Manny Pacquiao fall by the wayside.
In Crawford, he finally has that fight and another chance to prove he belongs in boxing’s top bracket.
Date, UK start time and venue
Crawford vs Khan takes place on Saturday April 20 at New York’s famed Madison Square Garden.
It is another early start for UK fight fans with ringwalks expected no earlier than 3am.
TV channel and live stream
The fight will be broadcast exclusively in the UK on BT Box Office for the price of £19.95.
Their broadcast is scheduled to begin at 11:30pm.
Betting odds | Provided by Betfair | Subject to change (UK and Ireland only)
- Crawford to win: 1/12
- Khan to win: 9/1
- Draw: 25/1
Method of victory
- Crawford to win by decision/technical decision: 3/1
- Crawford to win by KO/TKO: 4/11
- Khan to win by decision/technical decision: 12/1
- Khan to win by KO/TKO: 20/1
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Khan is out to prove it isn’t too late for him to join the welterweight elite.
The time for that may have already passed, however, and against a truly world class operator in Crawford, victory will likely be out of his reach.
Crawford to win via a late stoppage.
An exciting undercard features two of boxing’s most prodigious talents on the show with New York’s own Shakur Stevenson and Teofimo Lopez in action.
- Shakur Stevenson vs Christopher Diaz (featherweight)
- Teofimo Lopez vs Edis Tatli (lightweight)
- Felix Verdejo vs Bryan Vazquez (lightweight)