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Crawford to defend against Beltran on Nov. 29

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Photo: Chris Farina / Top Rank

Lightweight titlist Terence Crawford (24-0, 17 KOs) will make his return to the ring on Nov. 29, when he’ll defend his WBO title against Carlos Beltran in Omaha, Neb. in an HBO-televised bout.

Crawford is coming off an impressive knockout win over the previously unbeaten Yuriorkis Gamboa, which also took place in his hometown of Omaha at CenturyLink Center.

“It’s an honor to fight in my hometown during the holiday season in front of my fans and family who will be traveling to Omaha,” said Crawford.  “It’s great that Top Rank and HBO are coming back into town to promote another show on one of the biggest weekends of the year. My team and I are training hard to put on a good show for everyone. No one will not be disappointed.”

Tickets go on sale on Oct. 3 and will be priced at $27, $52, $77 and $127.

“Crawford has shown to be a talented fighter, someone I respect.,” said Beltran.  “But I see this fight as an opportunity for me to achieve the recognition in the boxing world and the public’s eye.  This is my moment.”

Beltran (29-6-1, 17 KOs) has won five fights in a row, including a disputed draw against then-champion Ricky Burns in Scotland last year.

“This fight between Crawford and Beltran could very well be the fight of the year. The styles and skills of both fighters guarantee as much,” said Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum.

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