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Diaz Crawford Boxing

Terence Crawford smiles during the seventh round of a fight against Felix Diaz in May in New York.

Ticket prices for what's widely regarded as the most high-profile boxing event in Lincoln history were announced Monday.

Tickets for Omaha native Terence "Bud" Crawford's Aug. 19 bout against Julius Indongo of Namibia will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Priced at $128, $78, $53, and $28, tickets can be purchased online via www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 and at the Pinnacle Bank Arena main ticket office, located in the south lobby, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Crawford-Indongo is a world-title unification bout pitting undefeated 140-pound champions.

"On any other day Lincoln is known for being the capital of Nebraska, but on Aug. 19, it will be the capital of the boxing world," Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said in a prepared statement. "Thanks to ESPN, all eyes will be on the Crawford-Indongo fight, which will not only determine the king of the division but will serve as a coronation for boxing's best pound-for-pound fighter."

Crawford will enter the match at 31-0 with 22 knockouts. Indongo, a 5-foot-11 southpaw, is 22-0 with 12 knockouts.

The Aug. 19 bout also will be televised on ESPN.

"Julius Indongo is a champion with a lot of confidence right now being that he went over to Russia and took the title from Eduard Troyanovsky and then went to Scotland and took Ricky Burns’ title," Crawford said in a statement. "Now he’s coming to the U.S. to challenge me. He’s a bigger threat now than at any other time because he has all the confidence in the world. A lot of people will be able to see me fight on ESPN. I’m excited to perform for them."

Reach the writer at 402-473-7440 or ssipple@journalstar.com. On Twitter @HuskerExtraSip.

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Steven, a lifelong Nebraskan, newspaper enthusiast and UNL grad, joined the Journal Star in 1990 and has covered NU football since 1995.

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