Crawford says next fight against Benavidez on Oct.13 in Omaha

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By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford has confirmed that his next fight should be against Top Rank fighter Jose Benavidez on October 13 in Omaha, Nebraska. The fight still hasn’t been confirmed yet, Crawford says, but it’s one that he hopes will get made. The 26-year-old Benavidez (27-0, 18 KOs) has had words with Crawford in the past, and there seems to be a lot of bad blood between them. Jose is the older brother of World Boxing Council super middleweight champion David Benavidez.

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2016 Matchup Wishlist: Jr.Welterweight

postol111By Ross Walker: Disclaimer: Some fighters on this list may be included in match ups in other divisions, if this is the case they will appear in the heavier division’s list.

Terence Crawford vs. Viktor Postol

Postol is coming off a 10th round KO win over Lucas Matthysse as well as being named Freddie Roach’s new “favorite fighter.” Postol was flying under the radar as an undefeated, intelligent and lanky Jr. Welterweight until knocking out Matthysse. This was largely due to his lack of big-name opponents and American exposure. Adding to Postol’s unknown to most fans was his lack of KO victories, this all changed when (surprise, surprise) Roach got his hands on him. Crawford, on the other hand, is becoming well known to casual fans and is already the favorite of most hard-core boxing fans.

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