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Amir Khan vs. Terence Crawford – Boxing Odds

Written by:
Phil Simon
Published on:
Apr/18/2019

Viewed by many as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, Terence Crawford puts his WBO welterweight title on the line against Amir Khan in the main event at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

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The following article is courtesy of Bookmaker.eu

Undefeated in 34 fights with 25 KOs, Crawford has become one of the biggest names in the sport over the last several years, winning six titles in three different weight classes. Crawford is the overwhelming favorite at -1500 to win this bout, but Khan still has some tread on his tires after bouncing back from a devastating knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez to win his last two fights.

Let’s take a look at the boxing odds at BookMaker.eu, break down the matchup and go over your betting options.

Boxing Betting at BookMaker.eu

Amir Khan +876

Terence Crawford -1500

Over 9.5 Rounds +167

Under 9.5 Rounds -219

The bout between Amir Khan ( 33-4, 20 knockouts ) and Terence Crawford ( 34-0, 25 knockouts ) will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York on Saturday, April 20, 2019. This is the main event on a card that features several other fights and is available on ESPN pay-per-view. This is the second WBO welterweight title defense for Crawford in a fight scheduled for 12 rounds.

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Amir Khan vs. Terence Crawford Fight Preview

Khan had a bigger payout on the line for a fight with fellow Brit Kell Brook, one that many across the pond had been hoping for and talking about for several years now. But Khan, who is a legend in the UK, opted to go this route instead.

“This ranks probably at the top for me, fighting a world champion. That is a great motivation for me to know I am fighting the best out there, one again, and makes me train harder and work harder,” Khan said about the upcoming duel.

In many respects Khan has nothing to lose. He’s a heavy underdog to who many consider the best fighter around, so losing is almost expected. A win, however, would vault Khan back into the welterweight discussion in this country while leaving a bout with Brook on the table.

Khan is a more than worthy opponent having won two titles at the 140-pound class before losing them in a controversial split-decision to Lamont Peterson in 2011 and a KO loss to Danny Garcia in July 2012. After resurrecting his career at 147-pounds, Khan jumped a weight class to challenge Alvarez for his middleweight belt in 2016 and suffered a devastating sixth-round knockout that put him on the shelf for the next two years.

Crawford dominated at 140-pounds winning all four major belts. With nothing more to prove a step up in weight was the next move. His first welterweight bout was a ninth-round KO of Jeff Horn for the WBO title. He followed that with another dominant effort over previously undefeated Jose Benavidez Jr. in October.

Crawford takes a cerebral approach to his fights, assessing the strengths, and more importantly, the weaknesses of his opponent before finishing them off with his powerful punches. His added ability to seamlessly switch to southpaw has been a distraction for his challengers as well.

The tale of the tape is fairly even and the combatants are only a year apart in age, yet their careers appear to be headed in opposite directions. Following his knockout loss to Alvarez, Khan beat two lesser foes, and this match is viewed as his last chance for that career-changing win that so far has eluded him.

Boxing Betting Tips

On paper and looking at recent form, the outcome of this bout is obvious. But, as the saying goes, the games aren’t played on paper. As a huge favorite there is always the possibility that Crawford takes this fight lightly, much like Apollo Creed did in his first bout with Rocky Balboa, and Khan is ready to pounce should that happen. That’s an unlikely scenario considering Crawford wanted this matchup and views it as a stepping stone.

Khan is unbeaten as a welterweight and this is clearly his best weight class. He has notable victories over Luis Collazo, Devon Alexander and Chris Algieri. Still, it’s tough to see anything but a win for Crawford and the odds are long making other wagers more attractive to make some money. Three of Khan’s four losses have been KOs, and Crawford packs a powerful punch that will crack that glass jaw if it connects.

Boxing Odds Pick: Terence Crawford

With the boxing odds at BookMaker Sportsbook, you can bet on boxing all year, from smaller cards to pay-per-view events. Access live betting lines from your mobile device at BookMaker Sportsbook. Amir Khan vs. Terence Crawford takes place on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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