Manny Pacquiao vs. Terence Crawford Date Revealed

Published 04/01/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
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)


A gigantic welterweight clash between Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford is on the brink of getting confirmed. A few days back, the Top Rank boss asserted on staging a fight between the two, and it seems he is finally abiding by his words. That said, a fight between the duo is being targeted for June 5 in Abu Dhabi.

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Mike Coppinger reported the same on his official Twitter handle.

Sources: Top Rank has informed ESPN and PPV distributor In Demand that it’s exploring a June 5 fight in Abu Dhabi between welterweight champ Terence Crawford and Manny Pacquiao. There’s no deal yet, but it’s contingent on the fight happening in Abu Dhabi,” he stated.

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The Filippino Senator didn’t compete for the whole of 2020 and is eager to resume his boxing career. Considering the same, no one better than Terence Crawford can welcome ‘Pacman’ back to the game.

The last time Pacquiao boxed was in July 2019. He confronted the undefeated Keith Thurman for his WBA welterweight title defense. Pacquiao gave his best shot in this fight and ended up winning the bout with a split decision.

‘Pacman’ is undeniably in the twilight of his career. That said, a fight with Crawford will only add to his legacy and decorated boxing resume. He will look forward to entering this fierce 12-round tussle with the ‘Bud’, thus rolling out a sublime boxing show for the fans.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Terence Crawford – a high voltage welterweight clash

‘Pacman’ and Crawford both rank among the most renowned boxing faces at welterweight today. The pair has proved its mettle in all of their fights. Furthermore, both are desperate to continue vanquishing any and every opponent from their pathways.

A 12-round war between the two has every audacity to shatter substantial viewership records. Moreover, this fight might enter the history books as one of the most epic encounters in the welterweight landscape.

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Nothing official has been released by their promotions yet, but a confirmation pertaining to the same is expected to be released soon.

Fans are desperate to see Pacquiao vs Crawford take up the ring space. It will play a pivotal role in not just Pacquiao’s prolonged boxing run, but also in the undefeated Crawford’s career.

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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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