Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas taking place? Madison Square Garden, New York

When is Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas and what time does it start? Sunday 15th December, 2019 – 03:00 approx (UK)

What TV channel is Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas? TV details will be update here when they are announced

Where can I stream Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas? The fight will be available to stream via the ESPN+ website & app

Where can I get tickets for Terence Crawford vs Egidijus Kavaliauskas?
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THE LOWDOWN

TERENCE CRAWFORD

  • Crawford is coming off his second WBO welterweight title defence. After finishing Jose Benavidez Jr in the 12th round over a year ago, he defeated Amir Khan back in April in another dominant display by finishing him in the sixth round.
  • Crawford is the number 3 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world according to The Ring and defends his WBO welterweight title for the third time. He has held the WBO and The Ring lightweight titles as well as the junior welterweight WBO, WBC, The Ring and IBF titles.
  • Crawford has an exceptional unblemished record and his knockout power is as devastating as ever. He has finished his last six opponents and nine out of his last 10.

EGIDIJUS KAVALIAUSKAS

  • Kavaliauskas is coming off a draw with Ray Robinson back in March which put an end to his 21-fight winning streak, but he is still yet to taste defeat.
  • Kavaliauskas had a long and successful amateur career on the European circuit and won bronze at the 2011 World Championships representing his country, Lithuania. He is also the NABF and WBO intercontinental welterweight champion and is ready to step up to challenge for the WBO welterweight title.
  • Kavaliauskas is a powerful and confident fighter and although he has not fought the top-level competition that Crawford has, the Lithuanian has had heaps of ring time and his speed and the power in his right hand can easily give Crawford problems.

THE PREDICTION

Both fighters are unbeaten but Kavaliauskas' record does not compare to Crawford's, who has been putting away top contender after top contender. Kavaliauskas is expected to give a good account of himself but Crawford's speed, power and technique will be too much for him.

Winner: Crawford via KO/TKO

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