ESPN+, the global leader in sport’ new electronic app will stream its first significant boxing event on Saturday live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas when Terence Crawford (32-0, 23 KO) challenges WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KO) for his name.
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford confront during the official press conference in June 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Terence Crawford and jeff Horn will fight for the WBO Welterweight World Title on June 9 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Pictures )
LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 07: Jeff Horn and Terence Crawford face off during the official press conference on June 7, 2018 at Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Terence Crawford and jeff Horn will fight on June 9 in Las Vegas for the WBO Welterweight World Title. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
After consolidating the titles this will be Crawford bout at 147 pounds.
This is going to be a busy night in combat sports and it remains to be seen just how much viewership ESPN+ may assert on an evening which also comprises a UFC pay-per-view and also a Showtime Championship boxing doubleheader. Feb Bovada, Crawford is a favorite.
Terence Crawford -850
Jeff Horn +525
Crawford will be fighting after the longest layoff of his career. He fought in August 2017 when he merged the 140-pound titles. Horn followed up his controversial decision win over Manny Pacquiao having a successful title defense in December 2017. Horn was up large on all three scorecards once Corcoran’s corner stoped the fight.
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