Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo unification clash set for August 19

10/07/2017 18:26

WBC and WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (31-0, 22 KOs) will fight IBF and WBA champion Julius Indongo (22-0, 11 KOs) on August 19 in a unification clash at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA.

Crawford, a two-division world champion, enters his 10th straight world title fight since outpointing Scotland's Ricky Burns to win the WBO lightweight title in 2014.

And now the American will battle Namibia's Indongo for all four major 140 pound world titles.

Indongo dethroned Russia's Eduard Troyanovsky by a 40 second first round knockout last December, and then defeated former Crawford foe Burns by a 12 round unanimous decision in April to add the  WBA belt to his IBF title.

"Julius Indongo is a champion with a lot of confidence right now," said Crawford.

"He's a bigger threat now than at any other time because he has all the confidence in the world.

"He went over to Russia and took the title from Eduard Troyanovsky and then went to Scotland and took Ricky Burns' title.

"Now he's coming to the US to challenge me.

"A lot of people are going to see me fight and I'm excited to perform for them."

Indongo said: "On August 19, Crawford's skill and power will bring out the best of me.  I am ready and prepared to face him."