Terence Crawford: ‘I Prefer the Manny Pacquiao Fight Over Shawn Porter’

Published 02/18/2021, 8:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – MAY 17: Terence Crawford works out during the Media Workout day at the Mendez Boxing Gym May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)


Terence Crawford is among the finest welterweights of the modern boxing era. Over the course of his prolonged career, ‘Bud’ has cemented himself as the best at his weight class. He has faced many big-wigs inside the ring, but a fight that fans have always craved to see was his bout with the unified welterweight champion, Errol Spence Jr.

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But, it seems the Nebraska native has moved on from ‘The Truth’ to even bigger opponents.

Talking to FightHype, Crawford said, “Both of them (Pacquiao and Porter) have their own strong points. Manny Pacquiao is fast and moving, he can punch. Shawn Porter is aggressive, tough, and durable…”

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Yeah, I prefer the Manny Pacquiao fight over Shawn Porter.”

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)

The ‘Bud’ insisted on fighting both the veterans, but a fight that interests him the most is with Manny Pacquiao. Both ‘Pacman’ and Crawford are absolute legends of the game.

A fight between the two will rank among the most electrifying welterweight clashes of all time. Crawford has high regards for Pacquiao and he would have to move fast to secure a fight against the aging Filipino Senator.

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Terence Crawford vs Manny Pacquiao, the biggest welterweight fight of all time?

Needless to say, both Crawford and Pacquiao are absolute fan favorites. The pair have defied all the odds to establish themselves as the modern faces of the 147-pound division. A fight between them carries immense responsibilities and hype. It has all the audacities to stand tall on fans’ expectations.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JANUARY 19: Manny Pacquiao in the ring during the WBA welterweight championship against Adrien Broner at MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Crawford fought once in 2020 and continued with his undefeated streak with a win over Kell Brook. Ever since then, he’s been in search of a stout contender.

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There would be none better than ‘Pacman’ as this fight would bring the best out of ‘Bud’ and result in a massive payday.

What do you make of Terence Crawford’s statements? Do you see him fighting Manny Pacquiao 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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