Beltran will fight Crawford for lightweight title

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ray Beltran knows he'll be facing a monumental task when he steps into the ring at CenturyLink Center on Thanksgiving weekend.

Beltran not only will square off against unbeaten Terence "Bud" Crawford, he'll do it in front of a crowd of more than 10,000 in Crawford's hometown.

If that's what it takes to win the WBO lightweight championship that many observers believe should have belonged to him a year ago, Beltran says, so be it.


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