Crawford vs Khan - Our experts weigh in ahead of Saturday night's blockbuster

By George Davis,Mariah Ramharack& Lance Whittaker April 19, 2019

Our experts give American Bud Crawford the edge heading into Saturday night's blockbuster with Amir Khan.

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    World heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr took a pop at Tyson Fury after he was taken the distance by Otto Wallin before winning by unanimous decision in Las Vegas.

    Fury maintained his unbeaten record at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, but had to contend with a nasty cut above his right eye after being caught by the Swede in the third round.

    The Brit was inspected by the ringside doctor before being cleared to continue and was reportedly taken to hospital after consigning the unheralded Wallin to a first defeat.

    Fury this week claimed he could beat IBF, WBA and WBO title holder Ruiz with a hand tied behind his back, but the Mexican offered a retort after watching the 31-year-old defeat Wallin.

    He tweeted: "After that performance there's no way he beats me with a hand tied behind his back."

    Fury had stated before coming up against Wallin: "I will let the fans decide, which hand I put behind my back and beat Ruiz with the other hand - because I only need one hand for him."

    Former world champion Fury labelled Deontay Wilder a "bum" after beating Wallin and reiterated their highly anticipated rematch would take place next February.

    "Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum," Fury told ESPN.

    "Listen, all preparation is good, a long time out of the ring, that's my fifth fight back, put me in good stead for the big boy, the old 'Bronze Bomber' a.k.a. big dosser.

    "He's next, February 22nd, let the cut heal, enjoy myself and get some time to relax with the family."

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    Tyson Fury labelled Deontay Wilder a "bum" and again said their highly anticipated rematch would take place in February.

    Fury survived a huge scare against Otto Wallin in Las Vegas on Saturday, with the Briton having to deal with a bad cut above his right eye for most of the fight, but he still managed to retain his unbeaten record.

    The 31-year-old has said previously he will face WBC heavyweight champion Wilder in February and Fury reaffirmed that would be his next bout.

    "Deontay Wilder, I want you next, bum," Fury told ESPN during an in-ring interview.

    "Listen, all preparation is good, a long time out of the ring, that's my fifth fight back, put me in good stead for the big boy, the old 'Bronze Bomber' a.k.a. big dosser," he added.

    "He's next, February 22nd, let the cut heal, enjoy myself and get some time to relax with the family."

    Fury was cut in the third round by Wallin, but he was the busier and more aggressive of the two fighters for the remainder of the bout.

    The cut changed the rest of the fight, according to Fury, who revealed he struggled to see.

    "It was a great fight. I got caught early on with the inside of the glove on the eyelid which cut the eye, changed the fight completely," he said.

    "For the majority of the fight I couldn't see out my eye and then [we] clashed heads and it gave me a second cut.

    "I've not seen the cut but it feels quite bad."

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