Boxing News At Five | Aug 21 2019

Boxing News at Five: Crawford could fight Kavaliauskas on December 14, Kovalev says “little kitten” Yarde will pay for talking too much

WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford is lining up his next defence for December 14 in New York, and Sergey Kovalev isn't happy with Anthony Yarde
Terence Crawford
Terence Crawford & Amir Khan Press Conference  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

GIVEN the anticlimactic nature of his last fight in April, it’s no wonder Terence Crawford is itching to return to the ring again before the year is over.

In April, ‘Bud’ dropped and dominated Amir Khan for six rounds before a low blow caused the Brit to claim he was unable to continue. Crawford won the fight, of course, retaining his WBO welterweight crown via sixth-round stoppage, but it was no less frustrating for the gifted American.

Now, according to his promoter, Bob Arum, there’s every chance Crawford will be defending his title again at Madison Square Garden, New York on December 14, this time against mandatory challenger Egidijus Kavaliauskas.