Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

Who wins?

Poll ended at 10 Dec 2022, 06:04

Crawford - Decision
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Crawford - T/KO
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DRAW
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Avanesyan - T/KO
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Avanesyan - Decision
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Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Welterweight Terence Crawford to fight David Avanesyan on Dec. 10

Welterweight titleholder Terence Crawford and David Avanesyan have signed contracts for a pay-per-view fight on Dec. 10 at CHI Health Center in the champion's native Omaha, Nebraska, Crawford told ESPN on Thursday.

The fight will be available on BLK Prime for $39.95, a spokesperson for the streaming service told ESPN. Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will earn a career-high eight-figure payday, sources said.

Crawford remains in talks to face Errol Spence Jr. for the undisputed 147-pound championship, but when it became clear to Crawford that PBC was now targeting the first quarter of 2023 for that fight, he decided to push forward with a title defense to ensure he, like Spence, fought at least once in 2022.

Spence and Crawford are still motivated to strike a deal, sources said. With both fighters in their primes -- and peaking -- the welterweight summit meeting stands as one of the biggest commercial fights in the sport.

"I'm excited about this opportunity," Crawford said. "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.

"I agreed to all of their [B.S.] and they've been dragging their ass for months. Spence was nowhere to be found while I was trying to make the deal," Crawford continued. "I explained to Al Haymon and Errol that I was going to fight before the end of the year. ... 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 ass."

ESPN's No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer, Crawford acquiesced to the short end of the financial split for the clash with Spence, who is aligned with Haymon's PBC. Major terms are agreed to, but Crawford, a promotional free agent, wants transparency related to event expenses since the contract contains no guaranteed purse, sources said.

Rather, Crawford would earn a percentage of the net revenue, so he requested the ability to approve expenses as a partner in the event.

With the sides unable to solve the lingering issue in a timely fashion, Crawford decided to seek a different opponent rather than wait on PBC for a fight in February or March, sources said. The proposed Showtime PPV was targeted for Nov. 19, but the extended talks made that date unfeasible with approximately 60 days needed to properly promote the event and set up training camps.

Floyd Mayweather, Haymon's longtime business partner, told Fight Hype earlier this month that Spence-Crawford wouldn't happen until "further down the future."

There remains optimism Spence and Crawford will meet after interim fights, but for now, Crawford will focus on Avanesyan, a 34-year-old Russian fighting out of England.

ESPN's No. 10 welterweight, Avanesyan has scored six consecutive wins since a sixth-round TKO loss to Egidijus Kavaliauskas in 2018. That stretch includes a sixth-round stoppage of Josh Kelly in 2021, Avanesyan's best win to date.

A power-punching pressure fighter, Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) owns a 2016 win over a well-past-his-prime version of Hall of Famer Shane Mosley. With an expected victory over Avanesyan, the European welterweight champion, Crawford could move onto the long-awaited matchup with Spence.

The proposed Spence-Crawford deal includes a bilateral rematch clause. If the rematch clause is triggered, the winner will earn the majority of the revenue for the return bout, sources said.

"We want to be a fixture in boxing for years to come," a BLK Prime spokesperson said. "Everyone was concerned about the other fight with Errol Spence. Unfortunately, that didn't happen. David Avanesyan is a formidable opponent, European champion and we're excited about Dec. 10 in Omaha."

Crawford, ESPN's top welterweight, last fought in November, a 10th-round TKO victory over Shawn Porter to retain his WBO title.

Spence, a 32-year-old from Desoto, Texas, returned from surgery to repair a detached retina to score a 10th-round TKO of Yordenis Ugas in April to add the WBA belt to go along with his WBC and WBA titles. Spence (28-0, 22 KOs) was set to fight Manny Pacquiao in August 2021 but withdrew from the matchup because of the eye injury.

It was the second major setback of Spence's career after an October 2019 car crash led to him being hospitalized. He did not fight again until December 2020. He's rated No. 3 pound-for-pound by ESPN and No. 2 at welterweight.

"[Crawford has] been stalling for months, I could've fought in November," Spence tweeted on Thursday. "Been fighting at this weight for over a decade, this s--- ain't easy or fun."

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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Strange one this..

Ava was set to fight vs. Jon Miguez | BT Sport - 19 November 2022.. I guess he doesn't need to vacate his EBU belt if he's challenging for the world title.. Most boxers tend to..

Doubt Ava will be fighting 19th..
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 06:06 Strange one this..

Ava was set to fight vs. Jon Miguez | BT Sport - 19 November 2022.. I guess he doesn't need to vacate his EBU belt if he's challenging for the world title.. Most boxers tend to..

Doubt Ava will be fighting 19th..
Frank was asked about it yesterday. He didn’t correct the interviewer who named the fights on the Telford show so who knows.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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maverick23 wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:30
Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 06:06 Strange one this..

Ava was set to fight vs. Jon Miguez | BT Sport - 19 November 2022.. I guess he doesn't need to vacate his EBU belt if he's challenging for the world title.. Most boxers tend to..

Doubt Ava will be fighting 19th..
Frank was asked about it yesterday. He didn’t correct the interviewer who named the fights on the Telford show so who knows.
Was the fight mentioned?
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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:31
maverick23 wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:30
Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 06:06 Strange one this..

Ava was set to fight vs. Jon Miguez | BT Sport - 19 November 2022.. I guess he doesn't need to vacate his EBU belt if he's challenging for the world title.. Most boxers tend to..

Doubt Ava will be fighting 19th..
Frank was asked about it yesterday. He didn’t correct the interviewer who named the fights on the Telford show so who knows.
Was the fight mentioned?
The fight wasn’t mentioned but the interviewer listed the fighters on the Telford card and Frank didn’t stop him and say the Ava’s no longer fighting on it.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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maverick23 wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:36
Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:31
maverick23 wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:30

Frank was asked about it yesterday. He didn’t correct the interviewer who named the fights on the Telford show so who knows.
Was the fight mentioned?
The fight wasn’t mentioned but the interviewer listed the fighters on the Telford card and Frank didn’t stop him and say the Ava’s no longer fighting on it.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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This fight isn't bad at all..

It keeps Bud active.

Spence fought a few months ago.. Bud fought in Nov 21.

He told PBC he WILL fight this year..

PBC are trying their best to keep Bud inactive.
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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:38 This fight isn't bad at all..

It keeps Bud active.

Spence fought a few months ago.. Bud fought in Nov 21.

He told PBC he WILL fight this year..

PBC are trying their best to keep Bud inactive.
It’s not a particularly good fight. Ava is a really good European fighter but ultimately since being fairly well beat by Kava, he’s beat Kerman and Josh Kelly.

The wins against Kerman were good but Kerman’s a pretty basic fighter who we probably overrated in the U.K. as he beat some of our guys who were towards the end of their careers.

The Josh Kelly win was a good one but, really, who has Kelly beat? I had him losing against Ray Robinson.

I think he’s tailor made for Crawford to look good against but doing it on PPV will be financially awful for the people involved (the organisers if the reported $10m+ purse for Crawford is to be believed).
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 06:05
Pretty poor comment from a guy like Terence, I’m sure he’ll be disappointed with himself for putting that out
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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CaptainSpacerod wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 07:54
Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 06:05
Pretty poor comment from a guy like Terence, I’m sure he’ll be disappointed with himself for putting that out
It's an old video apparently.. It was aimed at Gary Russell jr. there was beef a while back.
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Ruthless-RKO wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 08:23 It's an old video apparently.. It was aimed at Gary Russell jr. there was beef a while back.
Ah ok cheers,
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Pathetic from Crawford and team. This will bomb on PPV.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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8 figures to fight Avanesyan mad. hope Avanesyan is getting life changing money.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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This is a good, bad fight.

Ava is a dominant Euro champ who can punch. There's been a thousand less legit challengers for a World Title. He deserves a shot and to make some money, plus he can't be taken lightly.

The only bad thing about this fight is it's not the elite SuperFight we all want to see.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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skanksta wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 11:47 This is a good, bad fight.

Ava is a dominant Euro champ who can punch. There's been a thousand less legit challengers for a World Title. He deserves a shot and to make some money, plus he can't be taken lightly.

The only bad thing about this fight is it's not the elite SuperFight we all want to see.
Agree. He's got a much better chance than the horribly faded Kell Brook had when he fought Bud
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Press Release | BLK Prime Enters The Boxing Scene With “Bud” Crawford Fight Announcement

WBO Welterweight World Champion Crawford To Face No. 4 WBC-Ranked European Champion David Avanesyan at CHI Health Center

Pound-for-pound superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford makes his long-awaited return to the ring on December 10th as he faces current European Champion and WBC No. 4-ranked David Avanesyan at CHI Health Center in Crawford’s hometown of Omaha, Neb.

The fight will be streamed live by BLK Prime (https://watchnow.blkprime.com/)

for the price of $39.99. This will be BLK Prime’s first streaming of a professional boxing event, but the Silicon Valley-based tech company has streamed several non-professional bouts. BLK Prime is a subscription video on demand company that utilizes elite technology to bring the best picture-perfect stream available.

“BLK Prime has been in existence for five years and we are excited to announce our first World Championship bout,” said a spokesman from BLK Prime. “To make our debut with boxing’s pound-for-pound number one fighter in the world, Terence Crawford, is a home run and we can’t wait for December 10th in Omaha, Neb.”

The three-division world champion and current WBO Welterweight World Champion Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs), 35, is widely considered the No. 1 pound-for-pound star in the sport, topping the rankings on major publications including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo Sports. Known for his exceptionally fast hand speed, ring IQ, counter-punching abilities, defense and ability to switch naturally from orthodox to southpaw, Crawford won his first world title at lightweight in 2008.

Crawford became the undisputed 140-pound world champion after he knocked out Julius Indongo in August 2017, making him the first undisputed champion at 140 pounds since Kostya Tszyu in 2004 and the first male boxer to simultaneously hold all four major belts since Jermain Taylor in 2005. More recently, Crawford has taken over the welterweight division, disposing of world champions Jeff Horn, Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Shawn Porter in his destruction of the division. His last time out, Crawford became the first fighter to stop Porter, putting him down twice in the 10th round.

The 34-year-old Russian native Avanesyan (29-3-1, 17 KOs) is promoted by allegedly’s Queensberry’s Promotions. The biggest win of Avanesyan’s career took place in 2016, when he scored a unanimous decision against former world champion Shane Mosley to retain his title, while also making his United States debut. Avanesyan is currently riding a six-fight knockout streak and is considered a very dangerous opponent.

To learn more about BLK Prime, go to: https://watchnow.blkprime.com/ and to order the pay-per-view, check back soon to: https://ppv.blkprime.com/pay-per-view
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Whilst I’m disappointed he’s not fighting Spence, I understand him getting fed up of being f_cked around, so I’m glad he’s at least got a fight fixed up. It is what it is.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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CaptainSpacerod wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 12:26
skanksta wrote: 21 Oct 2022, 11:47 This is a good, bad fight.

Ava is a dominant Euro champ who can punch. There's been a thousand less legit challengers for a World Title. He deserves a shot and to make some money, plus he can't be taken lightly.

The only bad thing about this fight is it's not the elite SuperFight we all want to see.
Agree. He's got a much better chance than the horribly faded Kell Brook had when he fought Bud
Really? Think that somewhat overrates ava. Dont think he puts a dent in even that version of kell. Levels. Think he preys on overated domestic level fighters.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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this is not a bad fight, plus it seems to be happening - which is always a plus nowadays
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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10mil… fair play to Bud tbh. Relatively low risk… huge reward.
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I think its a awful fight and if they arent fighting each other they should be fighting boots.

Shameful how badly that lads been avoided, but understandable.
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Re: Terence Crawford vs. David Avanesyan - 10 December 2022

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Dioufy wrote: 22 Oct 2022, 00:58 10mil… fair play to Bud tbh. Relatively low risk… huge reward.
I’d be wanting escrow or no fight. I can’t see how the promotional/TV guys will generate the funds to pay the fighters.
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