After An Impressive Dismantling of Brook, Crawford Calls Out Pacquiao for A Showdown In 2021
Terrence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) has successfully defended his WBO welterweight title with a fourth-round TKO in Las Vegas on Saturday. Remaining undefeated, Crawford believes his sensational win against Brook will be his ticket to a showdown with legendary 8-division champion Manny Pacquiao. Crawford has actually had Manny Pacquiao on his radar and he’s the one he wanted to fight in 2020, but the coronavirus pandemic has aborted everything.
But with Crawford’s latest success and the good news about coronavirus vaccines, the coming year will be bright and hopeful. We really hope Crawford can finally secure a showdown with Pacquiao because that’s a fight everyone wants to see. Crawford said he’d like to talk to Bob Arum about the possible Pacquiao showdown he’s been longing for. “So now we can go back to the drawing board,” said Crawford in a post fight interview in Las Vegas, “and try to revisit a fight with Manny Pacquiao.”
Although legendary promoter Arum has never provided further details, he confirmed in an interview that the fight is a real possibility. “The money was there,” said Arum. “The fight was going to take place in the Middle East.” But he still has to ask the Minister of Health and whether or not spectators will be allowed into the venue.
Crawford has also expressed interest in fighting the Garcia-Spence Jr. winner on December 5, but only if his showdown with Pacquiao does not materialize. But Arum fears Spence Jr. will do everything he can to avoid a clash with Crawford. “Spence will try to avoid Crawford as much as he can, because he knows he can’t beat Crawford,” said the octogenarian promoter Arum. “You saw the performance tonight. He’ll take out Spence in the same number of rounds as he did Kell Brook.”