Terence 'Bud' Crawford, the fighting pride of Omaha, NE, is set to face off against the U.K.'s Amir Khan for Crawford's for Crawford's 147 pound welterweight title on Saturday at the mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden.
Crawford has been one of the most exciting fighters in the welterweight division, which in recent years has become boxing's prestige weight class. His combination of speed and power has powered him to a record of 34-0 with 25 knockouts.
Meanwhile, Khan has a reputation for having a weak chin with three of his four career losses coming by way of knockout. Still, Khan's 33-4 record is a testament to incredible hand speed he possesses as well as his technical acumen in the ring.
Khan is no pushover, but Crawford is simply one of the best fighters in the world.
ESPN has Crawford ranked as the second best pound-for-pound boxer in the world (pound-for-pound meaning regardless of weight class), while Sports Illustrated has him as the world's third best pound for pound fighter.
The fight is another chance for Top Rank, which promotes Crawford, to showcase one of its premier talents at Madison Square Garden, the world's most famous arena.
Crawford is the Vegas favorite to win the fight, with a line of -2000, meaning one would have to bet $2,000 to win $100. Meanwhile, the U.K.-bred Khan has a betting line of +1200, meaning one would have to bet $100 to win $1,200.