Lincoln Fight Night, 8/19/17

Terence Crawford displays his title belts after beating Julius Indongo at Pinnacle Bank Arena last week.

The welterweight title fight between world titleholder Jeff Horn and former undisputed junior welterweight world champion Terence "Bud" Crawford will take place June 9 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Promoter Top Rank made the announcement Thursday.

"I cannot wait to get back in the ring on June 9 and win the WBO welterweight championship," Crawford said in news release."Jeff Horn and his team better be ready, because they are going to see a bigger, stronger and more powerful Terence Crawford. I am going home with that belt."

Omaha native Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs) became the undisputed 140-pound champion last August when he knocked out Julius Indongo at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln to unify the division's four major belts. He vacated the titles in order to move up to 147 pounds to face Horn as his mandatory challenger.

Horn, who defeated Manny Pacquiao for the WBO title, will make his second title defense. The fight will headline a Top Rank event broadcast on ESPN. The specific ESPN channel or stream will be announced later.

The fight, originally scheduled for April 14 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, was postponed after Crawford suffered a right-hand injury during a sparring session earlier this month while training in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


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