Bob Arum Names Two Astonishing Opponents For Terence Crawford’s Next Fight

Published 03/06/2021, 2:00 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 04: Bob Arum speaks during the Manny Pacquiao v Chris Algieri Media Tour at The Liberty Theatre on September 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)


The only important fight at the welterweight landscape was the Terence Crawford vs Errol Spence Jr. bout. But the fight doesn’t really seem to be on the card for this year, and its possibilities continue diminishing. But, Crawford’s promoter, Bob Arum, has arrived at an even better solution and has given two names he’s thinking to align ‘Bud’ with.

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In a chat with Boxing Social, Arum spilled some beans on Crawford’s next fight and possible opponents for the same.

He said, “It would be a big opportunity for Terence Crawford to fight Manny Pacquiao. If that doesn’t come to fruition, then I will continue my talks with Shawn Porter and hope to do Terence against Shawn Porter. Either of them in my opinion are interesting fights.”

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“But obviously, Pacquiao is Pacquiao, and if Pacquiao can get under the ring with Crawford. Obviously, that’s the way Terence would want to go,”

LAS VEGAS – NOVEMBER 14: Manny Pacquiao celebrates his 12 round TKO victory against Miguel Cotto during their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

‘Pacman’ vs Crawford is a huge fight. The bout will unquestionably sell itself in huge numbers. Even the Top Rank CEO couldn’t agree more on this, and he lopsided towards the Pacquiao vs Crawford fight more.

But Arum even has a backup plan pertaining to this clash. He feels if by any means the Pacquiao fight falls through, he’ll abruptly get in talks with Shawn Porter‘s corner to confront the undefeated Terence Crawford.

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Manny Pacquiao or Shawn Porter? Who is an ideal opponent for Terence Crawford?

Both Manny Pacquiao and Shawn Porter are absolutely big-wigs of the game. Given Terence Crawford’s magnetic profile, a fight with either of the two will do well. But a fight with ‘Pacman’ might just break the PPV numbers and go down as the best encounters in boxing history.

The Filippino Senator hasn’t competed for the whole of 2020, so he’s excited for his return this year.

LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 14: Terence Crawford and Bob Arum post fight after his victory over Kell Brook for the WBO welterweight title at the MGM Grand Conference Center on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)

And there is no one better than Terence Crawford to welcome him to the squared circle again.

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Also, considering that Pacquiao is in the final steppings of his career, a fight with ‘Bud’ will only add up to his legacy. On the flip side, it’ll be equally honoring for the American to face someone as rugged as Pacquiao in his illustrious career.

It’ll be interesting to see how things play out in the coming months. Fans will be keen to hear out the dates of this fight soon.

Shawn Porter or Manny Pacquiao? Who do you wish to see Crawford take on next?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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