The Super Lightweight division (140 pounds) will be the center of boxing this week thanks to the fight between African Julius Indongo and American Terence Crawford, for the World Boxing Association (WBA) belt in Omaha, United States, along with the WBO, IBF and WBC belts.
The unification bout this Saturday promises a nice fight of styles. Two unbeaten boxers will seek supremacy at 140 pounds in this entertaining bout that will catapult the winner to the top.
Namibian Indongo, 34, won the WBA belt on April 15th, when he traveled to Scotland to fight former World Champion Ricky Burns, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. Now he will go to Nebraska to face Crawford, who is considered the best in the world at this division and wants to earn the WBA belt.
All the activities prior to this fight will be carried out this week, including public workouts, press conferences and, of course, the weigh-in ceremony.
Indongo has a record of 22 wins, no defeats, and 11 knockouts. On the other hand, Crawford, 29 years old, has won his 31 fights as a professional, with 22 knockouts.