Terence Crawford is considered to be on one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. He’s got fast hands, he’s a good boxer and he’s never been beaten as a welterweight. As football pays tribute to legendary Manchester United and England... JOHNNY GILES: Nobby Stiles was one of life's good guys, a gentleman. Having chosen not to fight Kell Brook, the pair may eventually meet as a career swansong. "First of all it wasn't a low blow," said Crawford, who retains his WBO welterweight title. For this - for putting his personal legacy and national pride above easy lucre - Amir Khan might reasonably have expected acclaim from boxing lovers everywhere. Terence Crawford, left, is a big betting favorite vs. Amir Khan. He is, after all, one of the two-best fighters in the world. But Khan is adamant that he has a chance to win. Even as a teenage Olympic silver medallist hero - who only lost the Athens 2014 final to a Cuban legend - and a two-time world champion, it seems Khan cannot win. 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When the first real chance of a starry super-fight in Las Vegas finally materialised, it required him to accept a dangerous step up by two weight divisions to face Canelo Alvarez. Watch the full replay on ESPN PPV. It's driving me mad': TalkSPORT legend Alan Brazil admits he has to be 'so, so... Save our stars! Terence Crawford is a big betting favorite when he faces Amir Khan on Saturday night on ESPN PPV. However, that number will increase when he takes a share of the PPV figures. This time against Crawford, the undefeated world welterweight champion who is seen by many as the natural heir to Mayweather's throne. “Sometimes it bothers me, but that just shows how dominant I am,” Crawford said. When this fight was first announced, Crawford was made a -850 favorite while Khan was listed as a +525 underdog. However, that number will increase when he takes a share of the PPV figures. The Briton suffered a knockdown in the opening round and was taking regular punishment, struggling to stay in the contest and nursing what appeared to be an injury to his right hand. Amir Khan has opted to pursue glory and a world title over a bigger paycheck for his next fight, The Bolton-born warrior will enter the ring against Terence Crawford on April 20 in the US. The only way that might occur is if Khan returns from the US bearing the world title and bathed in the glory of victory over the much-vaunted Crawford. He took home $3m for his victory over Jeff Horn last year in which he claimed the WBO belt. Khan accepted a dangerous step up two divisions for a super-fight against Canelo Alvarez. In his last fight vs. Jose Benavidez Jr., Crawford earned slightly more than $3.6 million. He has fought just one British fighter in the past, beating Ricky Burns by unanimous decision in 2014 to win the WBO lightweight belt. Crawford drops Khan in first round (0:33) Terence "Bud" Crawford gets off to a great start by knocking down Amir Khan in the first round. JOHNNY GILES: Nobby Stiles was one of life's good guys, a gentleman. Furthermore, the clichéd notion of British boxing fans being distraught about him keeping the Brook fight on the back-burner is rather far-fetched. The last time Khan fought on a U.S. PPV, he earned $2 million to get knocked out by Canelo Alvarez. I’m not just another number on Crawford’s record.”. But there’s a good reason Crawford is such a big favorite. As football pays tribute to legendary Manchester United and England midfielder Nobby Stiles after his death aged 78, here's what happened to all of his World Cup-winning team-mates. For the rest of the undercard, the odds looks like this: Despite the long odds against him, Khan is guaranteed nearly as much money as Crawford. When you look at the fighters I’ve fought, most of them haven’t been the same after they’ve fought me.”. “I am confident I can win this fight because he has never fought anyone like me,” Khan said. In over 60 years of friendship we only ever had one cross-word - when Leeds beat Man United in an FA Cup semi-final replay he told me to 'f**k off'! HOT OR NOT: Andy Murray's tears reveal heart of a true... Amir Khan set to finalise deal for huge clash with... 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Crawford isn’t looking past Khan, even though a lucrative fight vs. fellow welterweight titlist Errol Spence could be on the horizon (though it certainly won’t be an easy bout to make between the two promoters). newspaper archive. Khan is a good fighter. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images). But Crawford should still beat him. Let me say for the record, then. Crawford’s minimum purse for his bout with Khan is $5.5million. As for the live blog, Forbes will be here for the night, giving our round-by-round thoughts, explanations and unofficial scoring on the ESPN PPV card. And you know what? The teenager who was playing non-league in March, a 6ft 4in French starlet or a Dutchman who models his game... Lewis Hamilton calls in his 'union' over proposed salary cut as six-time world champion seeks new... Jurgen Klopp open to playing Jordan Henderson or Andy Robertson at centre-back amid Liverpool injury crisis... 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