World Championship Boxing returns to Omaha for the first time in 42 years this weekend when undefeated world champions Terence Crawford, the Pride of Omaha, and classy Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa, who share identical 23-0 (16 KOs) professional ring records, battle for Crawford’s WBO lightweight title,Saturday, June 28, at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha.
This will be the first world championship fight Omaha has hosted since Joe Frazier successfully defended his heavyweight title against Nebraska’s-own Ron Stander in 1972. It will also be a professional homecoming for Crawford, who has not fought in his home state since 2011.
The fight will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark®, in its first-ever visit to Omaha, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will open with undefeated Top-Five contenders Matt Korobov and Jose Uzcategui battling in a 10-round rumble for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title.
June 23, 2014