Terence Crawford to face Israil Madrimov in Los Angeles in August

Terence Crawford to challenge Israil Madrimov for WBA 154-pound title

Three-division world champion Terence Crawford has his next fight reportedly scheduled for Saturday, August 3 in Los Angeles, where he faces Israil Madrimov. The Omaha, Nebraska native moves up a weight class to challenge the newly-crowned WBA junior middleweight champion of Uzbekistan.

Terence Crawford (40-0, 31 KOs) hasn’t fought since last July, when he stopped Errol Spence Jr in the ninth round to collect all belts at 147 lbs. Earlier in his career the undefeated 36-year-old southpaw earned the undisputed title at 140 lbs and held the WBO title at 135 lbs.

Unbeaten Israil Madrimov (10-0-1, 7 KOs) claimed the vacant WBA 154 lbs title via fifth-round TKO against Magomed Kurbanov in March. The Indio, California-based 29-year-old champion is expected to make his first title defense.

The fight was reported by ESPN, citing sources. According to the report, the formal announcement is expected at the next Wednesday’s press conference in New York.

In addition, today Matchroom Boxing sent out a media alert for a “major world title” press conference held in New York on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 am.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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