Top Rank Boxing returns to the “The World’s Most Famous Arena” on Saturday, December 14th when Terence “Bud” Crawford and Egidijus “Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas collide for the WBO Welterweight Championship in the main event of a special tripleheader live from Madison Square Garden.
The card will also feature IBF Lightweight World Champion Richard “RC” Commey defending his title against human highlight film and Brooklyn native Teofimo Lopez. Additionally, in the 10-round featherweight special attraction, Irish sensation and New York fan favorite Michael “Mick” Conlan will battle unbeaten Russian Vladimir Nikitin in a rematch of their highly controversial 2016 Olympic quarterfinal bout.
MAIN EVENT – WBO WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
TERENCE “BUD” CRAWFORD vs. EGIDIJUS “MEAN MACHINE” KAVALIAUSKAS
Omaha, Nebraska, USA Kaunas, Lithuania
35-0 (26 KOs) 21-0-1 (17 KOs)
CO-FEATURE – IBF LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
RICHARD “RC” COMMEY vs. TEOFIMO “EL BROOKLYN” LOPEZ
Accra, Ghana Brooklyn, NY
29-2 (26 KOs) 14-0 (11 KOs)
MICHAEL “MICK” CONLAN vs. VLADIMIR NIKITIN
Belfast, Northern Ireland Verkhnyaya Maksakovka, Russia
12-0 (7 KOs) 3-0 (0 KOs)
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