Falcao-Volny eliminator leads Nov. 20 Crawford-Porter undercard


ESPN’s Mike Coppinger has gotten his hands on the full lineup for Terence Crawford’s and Shawn Porter’s November 20th PPV. The co-main event sees Esquiva Falcao face Patrice Volny in an IBF middleweight eliminator, while Janibek Alimkhanuly meets Hassan N’Dam and Raymond Muratalla opens the show against Steven Ortiz.

As revealed earlier this month, Isaac Dogboe takes on Christopher Diaz in the pre-PPV portion.

Falcao (28-0, 20 KO) vs. Volny (15-0, 9 KO) has a long and stupid history behind it. Volny was supposed to face Patrick Wojcicki in an eliminator last year, but when COVID protocols scrapped it, the IBF ordered Wojcicki to fight Falcao. Wasserman Boxing outbid Top Rank for the rights to that one, but failed to put together a date, allowing Top Rank to schedule it for this month’s Navarrete-Gonzalez undercard.

Then Wojcicki hurt his finger, and now here we are: two untested fighters, one with a significantly stronger amateur pedigree than the other.

Alimkhanuly (10-0, 6 KO) and N’Dam (38-5, 21 KO) were slated to fight on November 5th before the latter ran into visa issues. It’s a step back/sideways for Alimkhanuly, who beat down Rob Brant earlier this year.

Muratalla (12-0, 10 KO) vs. Ortiz (12-0, 3 KO) is a clash of unbeaten lightweights. Bubble veteran Muratalla hasn’t gone the distance since his fourth pro fight, while Philadelphia’s Ortiz was last seen handing Jeremy Hill his first pro defeat in March.

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