NEBRASKA'S NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
By Joseph Barclay on Aug 9 2017
A unification bout is the ultimate achievement of any fighter, which is why the battle for the king of the 140 pound division is undoubtedly one of the greatest prizes on the current boxing scene. The Namibian IBF, WBA and IBO champion Julius Indongo challenges American WBO, WBC and Ring Magazine champion Terence Crawford on August 19 in his home state of Nebraska to determine who belongs on the rightful Light Welterweight throne.
Although Crawford is a heavy favourite, Indongo is a 2008 Olympic representative that poses a
significant threat that consists of an awkward southpaw stance and a strong left hand. However, Crawford’s experience with talented Olympians ensures that he enters the bout well prepared for anything thrown his way.
An emphatic win is an opportunity for Crawford to stake his claim as the pound-for- pound best boxer in the World, as he’ll have mustered impressive wins over extremely accomplished amateurs that would’ve consisted of Julius Indongo and Felix Diaz. Success in this title
fight for Crawford would presumably precede a much anticipated move to the stacked 147 pound division. For Indongo, it’s a chance to broadcast himself to the wider boxing community, stamp his authority on the division and more importantly, cause the most monumental upset of his career.
Given the magnitude of this contest, every boxing fan should be tuning in to see who reigns supreme in Nebraska’s night of champions.