Terence Crawford vs. Shawn Porter Undercard Loaded With
Contenders & Rising Stars Nov. 20
There will be plenty of fistic reinforcements Saturday, Nov.
20 at Michelob ULTRA Arena at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
Two high-stakes middleweight showdowns and a 50-50 fight
featuring undefeated lightweights will comprise the
televised PPV undercard of the welterweight super fight
between undefeated WBO world champion Terence “Bud” Crawford
and former two-time welterweight world champion “Showtime”
The co-feature, a 12-round IBF middleweight world title
eliminator, will see Brazilian 2012 Olympic silver medalist
Esquiva "La Pantera" Falcao fight fellow unbeaten Patrice
The PPV telecast also includes a 10-round middleweight tilt
between rising star Janibek “Qazaq Style” Alimkhanuly and
former world champion Hassan N’Dam, and an eight-round
lightweight duel between unbeaten prospects Raymond “Danger”
Muratalla and Steven “The Hitman” Ortiz.
Presented by Top Rank and TGB Promotions, Crawford-Porter
will be a Top Rank PPV exclusively on ESPN+ in the United
States at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Limited tickets are still
available and can be purchased by visiting AXS.com.
Before the PPV telecast, a special feature will set the
stage. Former junior featherweight world champion Isaac
“Royal Storm” Dogboe will face two-time title challenger
Christopher “Pitufo” Diaz in a 10-round featherweight bout.
Dogboe-Diaz will be shown live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ at 7 p.m.
ET/4 p.m. PT.
Additional undercard fights will be announced shortly.
Falcao (28-0, 20 KOs) is a seven-year pro who signed with
Top Rank following the 2012 Olympics. The 31-year-old
southpaw has steadily climbed the world rankings and has
knocked out five straight foes dating back to 2019. In his
last outing, he stopped former world title challenger Artur
Akavov in four rounds. Volny (16-0, 10 KOs), from Montreal,
Canada, has fought all his pro fights in his home country
and is coming off a March knockout over noted tough man
Janks Trotter. The winner of Falcao-Volny will be in line to
fight for the title currently held by Gennadiy Golovkin.
“I have waited for an opportunity like this for a long time,
and I will grab it with both hands,” Falcao said. “I have an
Olympic medal, and now it’s time to add a professional world
title to my trophy case.”
Volny said, “I had several major opportunities fall through,
but I am ecstatic that the fight with Falcao is happening.
It won’t be an easy fight, but I have been training for a
long time, and I will do whatever it takes to earn my shot
at the title.”
Alimkhanuly (10-0, 6 KOs) is ranked the No. 2 middleweight
by the WBO and coming off his signature win, an eighth-round
stoppage over former world champion Rob Brant. From Zhilandy,
Kazakhstan, the 2016 Olympian has knocked out four straight
opponents dating back to April 2019. N’Dam (38-5, 21 KOs), a
17-year pro from Cameroon, held the WBA middleweight world
title in 2017 and challenged for world titles on three other
occasions. After a pair of defeats at super middleweight,
N’Dam returns to the middleweight ranks, where he most
recently defeated the formidable Martin Murray via majority
Muratalla (12-0, 10 KOs), from Fontana, California, has
risen to prominence fighting out of the famed Robert Garcia
Boxing Academy in Riverside, California. He last fought on
the Josh Taylor-Jose Ramirez card in May, knocking out Jose
Gallegos in five rounds. Ortiz (12-0, 3 KOs), from
Philadelphia, has made a habit of knocking off undefeated
prospects. In his last six fights, he has defeated four
undefeated fighters, including a unanimous decision over the
14-0 Jeremy Hill in March.
Dogboe (22-2, 15 KOs) has revitalized his career since
back-to-back title fight losses to Emanuel “Vaquero”
Navarrete. After a comeback knockout over Chris Avalos, he
bested Adam Lopez by majority decision in June. Diaz (26-3,
16 KOs) is a two-time world challenger coming off a
12th-round TKO loss in a bid for Navarrete’s WBO
featherweight world title. The Puerto Rican veteran had won
two bouts as a featherweight entering the Navarrete fight
and hopes a win over Dogboe leads to a third crack at world
“I’m excited for this challenge, a massive opportunity to
get closer to becoming a two-division world champion,”
Dogboe said. “This is a fight the fans won’t want to miss. I
know Christopher is tough, but I’m stronger, tougher, and
smarter. I’d like to commend everyone at Top Rank for making
this fight possible and to Diaz for accepting the challenge.
I always want to give the fans something to remember. That’s
why I leave it all in the ring.”
Diaz said, "I'm coming back, and I'm very excited about
fighting on a great stage like Crawford vs. Porter. Dogboe
is a solid fighter who only has two losses against
Navarrete. We both have a lot to give to boxing. The fans
already know what to expect every time I get in the ring.
I'm sure this fight will steal the show on November 20.”