Welterweight superstar and current pound champion, Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29 KOs) will return triumphantly back to the ring against WBO sixth-placed David Avanesyan (29-3-1) , 17 KOs) ) at CHI Medical Center in Omaha, Neb. on December 10, 2022. The 12-round match will be broadcast live on BLK Prime PPV, with Crawford’s WBO WBO title.
Ticket Open for sale on Monday, November 7 at 10:00 a.m. CT!
Tickets cost $50, $75, $125, $200, $350, and $500 for Crawford vs. Avanesyan goes on sale this Monday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. CT. and is available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com. The event is promoted by NextGen Boxing, Bash Boxing and BLK Prime. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. CT with the first fight starting at 5:30 p.m. CT.
“We’ve seen movements that empower players in other sports, and now we’re starting to see it in boxing,” says Crawford. “I’m in control of my career and my December 10 fight on BLK Prime is the start of my next chapter.”
Crawford chose to bring his latest world championship fight back to his hometown of Omaha, Neb. He hasn’t fought in front of the always noisy Nebraska crowd since his TKO win over Jose Benavidez in October 2018. “My hometown fans deserve another big fight, and we will. packing up CHI Medical Center again on December 10th.”
Crawford is looking to extend his run of nine knockouts, a streak that has come under fire from boxing fans and the media. December 10 will mark Crawford’s sixth defense of the WBO welterweight title and his 17th consecutive world title win across three weight divisions.
“I am an exciting boxer and the closest person in the sport. I’ve knocked out every boxer I’ve faced since 2016,” Crawford continued. “I will be in another entertaining match on December 10 and continue my knockout streak. David Avanesyan is a tough opponent who is on a strong knockout streak of his own. He upsets some really good boxers and has nothing to lose. That makes for something fans will want to see. “
A former interim WBA champion, Avanesyan enters the welterweight title with a six-match streak since 2019, when he won the European welterweight championship. He defended that title five times before he decided to vacate and challenge Crawford for his WBO crown. Considered by many boxing connoisseurs a legitimate weight class contender, Avanesyan is ranked in the top 10 by three of the recognized sanctioning organizations. His will to keep his winning streak intact is undaunted and is sure to provide an entertaining match.
OFFICIAL: Bud Crawford vs Avanesyan live on BLK Prime
BLK Prime Enters the Pro Boxing Arena With Terence “Bud” Crawford’s Fight Announcement on December 10th in Omaha, Neb.
Pound-for-pound superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford returns to the long-awaited ring on December 10 when he faces current European Champion and WBC 4th place David Avanesyan at the Medical Center CHI in Omaha’s hometown of Crawford, Neb.
The fight will be streamed live by BLK Prime (https://watchnow.blkprime.com/)
for $39.99. This will be BLK Prime’s first streaming of a professional boxing event, but the Silicon Valley-based tech company has already streamed a number of non-professional fights. BLK Prime is a video-on-demand subscription company that uses cutting edge technology to deliver the most flawless visual stream available.
A spokesperson for BLK Prime said: “BLK Prime has been around for 5 years and we are excited to announce our first world championship match. “To make his debut against the world’s number one boxer, Terence Crawford, is a home run and we can’t wait until December 10 in Omaha, Neb.”
Three-division world champion and reigning WBO Welterweight champion Crawford (38-0.29 KOs), 35, is considered a first-rate star in the sport, topping the charts in the publications. including ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Yahoo Sports. Known for his exceptionally fast hand speed, lofty IQ, counterattack, defense, and ability to transition from mainstream to male in a natural way, Crawford won his first world title. at lightweight in 2008.
Crawford became the undisputed 140-pound world champion after knocking out Julius Indongo in August 2017, making him the first undisputed champion in the 140-pound class since Kostya Tszyu in 2004. and is the first male fighter to hold all four majors at the same time since Jermain Taylor in 2005. More recently, Crawford took over the welterweight division, eliminating world champions Jeff Horn, Amir Khan, Kell Brook and Shawn Porter in destroying the sport. On his final appearance, Crawford became the first boxer to stop Porter, causing him to be knocked down twice in the 10th round.
Avanesyan, 34 years old, Russian Russian (29-3-1, 17 KOs) is advertised by Frank Warren’s Queensberry’s Promotion. The biggest win of Avanesyan’s career came in 2016, when he scored the unanimous decision against former world champion Shane Mosley to retain his title and also make his debut in the United States. Avanesyan is currently on a six-match knockout streak and is considered a very dangerous opponent.
Crawford vs. Avanesyan, the 12th round of the WBO weightlifting world title, will stream live on BLK Prime for $39.99. BLK Prime, a Silicon Valley-based technology company, is a video-on-demand subscription platform that uses cutting-edge technology to deliver the most flawless visual stream available. The telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.