The date was set and then the victim, or, we should more objectively say, the “foe” needed to be solidified.
The Ts are getting crossed now, for the May 20 scrap in New Jersey for the fighting pride of Nebraska, Terence Crawford.
The 140 pound all star is promoted by Top Rank, which booked the Prudential Center in Newark as venue for the 30-0 switch hitter.
The foe is still not set, or ready to be released to the public. Felix Diaz (19-1; age 33; won gold for DR in 2008) or Adrian Granados (18-5-2; age 27; coming off loss to Adrien Broner), one will get the nod.
A source with intimate knowledge of the situation says the money element is being finalized.
If I had to guess, my gut says Diaz gets the gig. It is harder to sell an opponent coming off a loss as a viable threat. Diaz is of a better caliber than the last willing but worn Crawford challenger, John Molina.