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Crawford to move to Welterweight; Will get Horn - Corcoran winner

There is no word yet on where a fight with the undefeated Crawford would take place.

Terence Crawford, who became just the third fighter of the four-belt era to unify all of the titles with an electrifying knockout of Julius Indongo in August, vacated his WBO junior welterweight title on Thursday and is now headed up to the 147-pound welterweight division.

Terence is ranked one position above Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao. After Pacquiao passed on to exercise his right for an immediate rematch, Horn's camp picked the No. 10 ranked Gary Corcoran (17-1-0, 7KOs) of the United Kingdom to be his opponent on December 13 at the Brisbane Convention Center in Brisbane, Australia.

Breaking news from the WBO Congress on the Norwegian Cruise: Terry Flanagan vacates 135 pound title.

McIntyre, the coach of Crawford, was very emotional with the recognition given to him by Valcárcel.

"I want Terence to see Australia and I want the people in Australia to see Terence", Arum told ESPN.

Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs), 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, won a lightweight world title from Ricky Burns by decision on the road in Scotland in 2014 and defended the belt twice. The committee voted unanimously to sanction Flanagan versus the former #1 contender and reigning NABO champion Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO belt formally held by Terrence Crawford.

"I know that if he wins the welterweight title I am going to look to match him with him a number of fighters that are managed by Al Haymon, like Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman and a huge fight would be one with (Errol) Spence".

The Nebraska-native is one of boxing's biggest names and a potential fight with many pundits' pound-for-pound king will give the Aussie all the more motivation to overcome Corcoran.



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