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Everything you need to know for Crawford vs. Khan

Terence Crawford and Amir Khan headline a strong ESPN pay-per-view boxing card on Saturday. Here’s all you need to know.

A week after two excellent nights of boxing (1, 2), we get another world title fight, this one a Top Rank pay-per-view presented by ESPN. On Saturday, Terence Crawford will defend his WBO welterweight title against Amir Khan in the headlining bout of the main card, which begins at 9 p.m. ET.

There will be a preliminary card on ESPN2 beginning at 6 p.m., which will also be streamed via WatchESPN. The pay-per-view can be purchased and streamed online via FITE TV and Top Rank. The card is set to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The four-fight main card will also include a bout between Shakur Stevenson and Christopher Diaz, a showdown between Teofimo Lopez and Edis Tatli, and a bout between Felix Verdejo and Bryan Vasquez. It’s a pretty stacked card and there are some good fights on the prelims as well.

Crawford is 34-0 as a professional, with knockouts in his last three fights, the most recent being a TKO over José Benavidez Jr.He’s finished 25 of his 34 wins via knockout. He currently has the WBO welterweight belt, and previously vacated belts at light welterweight. His move-up fight was against Jeff Horn, which he won via TKO in June 2018.

Khan wasn’t the first choice for Crawford’s next opponent, but it should be an entertaining scrap, regardless. He’s a former world champion and has a 33-4 professional record. He has 20 knockout victories, but three losses by knockout. His most recent loss was to Canelo Álvarez in May 2016, a knockout. He was out of the sport for a couple years, but has since beaten Phil Lo Greco and Samuel Vargas.

Crawford, though, is a much tougher opponent than those two. Probably not quite as tough as Canelo, but Khan will have his hands full trying to contend on Saturday.

Stevenson and Diaz will probably combine for the most intriguing bout on the main card. Stevenson is 10-0 as a professional and everyone is still unsure where his ceiling is. Diaz is 24-1. Lopez is also undefeated, at 12-0, and he faces the experienced and tough Edis Tatli, who sits at 31-2 for his career.

Below is all you need to know to watch the action.

All times Eastern How to watch Crawford vs. Khan

Date: Saturday, April 20

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, N.Y.

Time: 6 p.m. (prelims), 9 p.m. (PPV)

TV: ESPN2 (prelims), ESPN Pay-per-view (main card)

Online Streaming: FITE TV, Top Rank, WatchESPN (Prelims)

Crawford vs. Khan fight card

Main Card

Terence Crawford vs. Amir Khan (for Crawford’s WBO welterweight title)
Shakur Stevenson vs. Christopher Diaz
Teofimo Lopez vs. Edis Tatli
Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan Vasquez

Prelims

Carlos Adames vs. Frank Galarza
Lawrence Newton vs. Jonathan Garza
Vikas Krishan vs. Noah Kidd
Edgar Berlanga vs. Samir Dos Santos Barbosa
Larry Fryers vs. Dakota Polley


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Youtube/Ruptly A Conor McGregor themed restaurant named "The Notorious" has opened in Slovakia. The restaurant features murals of McGregor all over its walls, as well as a Proper Twelve whiskey bar.  Owner Mikuas Gerenyi plays his part too, dressing, grooming himself, and even walking like McGregor. "Many people say that he and I look alike and so many people think that the graffiti painting is [of] me!" Gereyni told Business Insider. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Conor McGregor has fans all over the world. Perhaps his biggest, however, is Slovakian Mikuas Gerenyi, who has just opened a restaurant themed around the Irish fighter in his home town of Cierna nad Tisou.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans may not knowSee Also:An 18-year-old scored 3 goals for Real Madrid, emphasizing why everybody's calling him the next big thing in Brazilian footballLionel Messi failed to register a goal or assist at home in the Champions League for the first time in 7 years, and Slavia Prague players weren't happy with his behaviour after the matchAfter dominating Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal has Canelo Alvarez in his crosshairs: 'If Canelo wants his ass kicked, that's a fight I'll take'
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Harrods was accused of ruining the spirit of Christmas after limiting Santa visits to customers who spend over $2,500
Photo by Steve Finn/Harrods via Getty Images Harrods came under scrutiny this week after reports surfaced that it is reserving visits to its famous Christmas grotto to customers who spending more than $2,500 at the high-end shop over the course of the year. The Guardian was first to report the news.  Customers are complaining that it's ruining the spirit of Christmas and Harrods is behaving like "the Grinch." Harrods limited grotto tickets to its biggest spenders for the first time in 2018, which resulted in a backlash. In 2019, it offered 160 free tickets to families who didn't meet the criteria.  Sign up for Business Insider's retail newsletter, The Drive-Thru, to get more stories like this in your inbox. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Harrods is ruining the spirit of Christmas, according to some of its customers. London's most famous luxury department store came under scrutiny this week after reports surfaced that it is reserving visits to its famous Christmas grotto to Green Tier 2 rewards holders or customers who have spent over $2,500 in Harrods over the course of the year.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: We went to a Champagne vineyard in France to find out why it's so expensiveSee Also:Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100Google Photos is easily Google's best service — here's why both iPhone and Android users should take advantage of itFrom PewDiePie to Shane Dawson, these are the 26 most popular YouTube stars in the worldSEE ALSO: Private jets, parties with Khloe Kardashian, and $1 million weddings: Inside the lavish lives of a billionaire fast-fashion dynasty
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CBS News poll: Americans still split on impeachment of President Trump
A CBS News poll on impeachment shows Americans are still split ahead of Wednesday's first public hearings. Nancy Cordes reports on the Democrats’ and Republicans’ strategies.
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Frank Dobson, former Labour health secretary, dies
Friends pay tribute to ex-MP, 79, who represented Holborn and St Pancras for 36 yearsFrank Dobson, the Labour former health secretary, has died at the age of 79 after being ill for several months.The politician, who represented Holborn and St Pancras for 36 years, retired from politics four years ago. Continue reading...
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Turkey will free Isis fighters and send them to Europe, says Erdoğan
Turkey begins deporting some of the 1,200 foreign jihadis in its custodyThe Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has issued a thinly veiled threat that Turkey could release jailed Islamic State fighters and send them to Europe, a day after the country began its controversial policy of deporting foreign jihadis in its custody.“You should revise your stance toward Turkey, which at the moment holds so many Isis members in prison and at the same time controls those in Syria,” Erdoğan told European countries in remarks to reporters in Ankara on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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These are the 12 games you can play when Google's video game streaming platform launches next week (GOOG, GOOGL)
"Red Dead Redemption 2"/Rockstar Games Stadia, Google's new streaming video game platform, will launch with 12 games for purchase on November 19. Stadia will use cloud computing technology to stream video games directly to players, removing the need for an expensive video game console or PC. Players will be able to access Stadia on their computer, with Google's Chromecast, and with Pixel phones. Support for other smartphones and devices will arrive in the coming months. While Google has announced more than 40 games coming to Stadia in its first few months, the list of games available for launch day is much shorter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google has confirmed which games players will be able to access with Stadia, its new video game streaming platform launching on November 19. A total of 12 games will be available for purchase on Stadia the day it launches, but Google has already confirmed more than 40 titles coming to Stadia in its first few months. Rather than offering new hardware like the Xbox or PlayStation, Google's Stadia will stream games directly to players from PCs in Google's cloud data centers. That means Stadia will make high-quality video games available on any device with the Google Chrome browser, including computers, smartphones, and Google's Chromecast. However, the service will require a strong, stable internet connection to work properly. Gamers who preordered Stadia Premiere Edition for $129 will get access to the service on November 19— the package includes the Stadia controller, a Chromecast Ultra, a copy of Destiny 2, three months of Stadia Pro, and a buddy pass for a friend. Stadia Basic will be available for free in February 2020. Players will still need to buy their own games on Stadia; the subscription doesn't work like Netflix or Spotify. The $10 per month subscription gives Stadia Pro members one free game added to their collection each month, and they'll be able to stream in 4K resolution. Stadia Basic will be available for free in February 2020 and only goes up to 1080p. Here are the 12 games that players will find on Stadia when it launches on November 19:"Red Dead Redemption 2" Rockstar Games/Take-Two Interactive "Assassin's Creed Odyssey" (Ubisoft) "Assassin's Creed Odyssey"/Ubisoft "Destiny 2: The Collection" (Bungie) Bungie See the rest of the story at Business InsiderSee Also:Switching your phone to dark mode could be a game-changer for your battery life, especially if you have one of 3 iPhonesThe biggest game company in the world is helping Nintendo break into the Chinese market, but it may be making a bold play for Nintendo's beloved characters in exchangeGoogle Photos is easily Google's best service — here's why both iPhone and Android users should take advantage of itSEE ALSO: Google's new streaming video game service is set to take on PlayStation and Xbox, and it's finally got a release date
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