Crawford, who holds the WBO’s welterweight world title, is considered one of boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighters but has arguably never faced an opponent of Porter’s calibre.
A former two-time world champion at 147lbs, Porter has never been stopped in his career and pushed Errol Spence Jr to a contentious split decision in 2019.
The American, who has been friends with Crawford for several years, owing to their time in the Olympic setup, insists there will be no love lost when they step in the ring.
“There isn’t much I can say to change the way he thinks about himself, and vice versa,” Porter said at their press conference. “He can’t say to me ‘I will beat your ass’ and he knows that, which is why he doesn’t dare do it.” Here is everything you need to know:
When is it and what time will the fight start?
The bout will take place on Saturday 20 November at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, meaning the fight will not start until around 4am on Sunday morning for UK fans.
How can I watch it online and on TV?
The fight will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Arena from 2am.
If you’re not a Sky customer you can grab a NOWTV Day Pass here to watch without a subscription.
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Who is on the undercard?
- Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter
- Esquiva Falcao vs. Patrice Volny
- Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Hassan N’Dam
- Raymond Muratalla vs. Steven Ortiz
What are the odds?
Crawford: 1/6. KO: 6/1. Decision: 10/11
Porter: 9/2. KO: 10/1. Decision: 7/1