Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arum: Pacquiao May Fight in Russia, Then Europe - Then Crawford

By Edward Chaykovsky

WBO/WBC junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford may have to wait until the end of the year for a high profile fight with WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

It was announced on Tuesday night [Wednesday afternoon in America], that a deal was reached for Pacquiao to defend his title against undefeated 2012 Australian Olympian Jeff Horn  (16-0, 11 KOs).

A lot of boxing fans were very sour with the selection. The fight they wanted, -was Pacquiao vs. Crawford or at least an opponent with top-level credentials on his back. Horn is virtually unknown to most fans outside of his country of Australia. And he's never face anyone even close to the level of Pacquiao.

pacquiao-crawford_11

Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, views Horn as a big piece of a four-fight puzzle.

Arum is hoping to have Pacquiao in the ring four times in 2017 as part of a farewell tour - with each contest being auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The likely location of Pacquiao vs. Horn is Brisbane, Australia - but Arum is entertaining a few other offers from areas like Dubai.

Beyond Horn, there is a big offer on the table for Pacquiao to fight in Russia on a date in July, then in Europe on a date in September, and then he would likely fight Crawford in the fall - provided both boxers continue to win.

“We plan to have Manny fight four times this year – we have an offer in Russia in July, another offer in Europe for September and in the U.S. against [unbeaten two-belt junior-welterweight champion] Terence Crawford in November or December. That will be Manny’s last fight," Arum told the Los Angeles Times.

The television out to carry the fight in the United State is known. It would surely bomb if carried on HBO Pay-Per-View. Top Rank produced Pacquaio's last pay-per-view, in November against Jessie Vargas, and Arum might follow that same path once again or potentially take the fight to HBO's main rival, Showtime.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jsmooth9876 on 01-11-2017

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17344794]Are you OK with him fighting Brook, even if Brook doesn't fight Spence Jr., or worse, if Brook is beaten by Spence Jr.?[/QUOTE] If it's a unification then I'm fine with it. If he loses to Spence then no, whats…

Comment by pasawayako on 01-11-2017

Arum think that in next year pac will be more wash up and crawford will have a chance but he's wrong. Even a 40 years old pac will still dominate crawford.

Comment by pasawayako on 01-11-2017

All roads lead to pac.

Comment by A.K on 01-11-2017

So pacs becoming the traveling circus show

Comment by Strategic1 on 01-11-2017

Arum is definitely only looking to match Pac-Crawford for Pac's last fight. He wants to make sure Crawford wins. Current Pac is too much of a threat. [URL="http://www.latimes.com/sports/boxing/la-sp-pacquiao-horn-fight-20170110-story.html"]http://www.latimes.com/sports/boxing/la-sp-pacquiao-horn-fight-20170110-story.html[/URL] "As far as Crawford is concerned, he could be the final opponent".

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (57)
Top Headlines Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Set, June 2 In Brentwood Shumenov vs. Dorticos Headed To Palms in Las Vegas, April 29 Brook vs. Spence Tickets - Fight Pass Pre-Sale Sold Out Pacquiao Adviser: Pacquiao-Horn Deal Being Finalized For July 2 Petrov's Promoter Could See 'Fight of The Year' With Flanagan Kathy Duva Explains Why Barrera is Not Fighting Artur Beterbiev Luis Ortiz's Manager Explains Why They Signed With Al Haymon Charlo's Trainer, Hatley Argue About Results of Spence Sparring Frank Warren: 1 Mill For Crolla To Face Flanagan, is Hearn Joking? Liam Smith Hopes To Land Miguel Cotto Showdown Thomas Stalker To Return In Leicester, April 22 Gervonta Davis vs. Liam Walsh: Anthony Yarde Added To Card Tony Bellew Admits He May Possibly Fight "Three" More Times Carson Jones: Kell Brook Will Beat Errol Spence! Marcos Reyes Plans Shocker: David Lemieux is NOT Invincible 30 years later, Tim Ryan on Leonard-Hagler and the Golden Age Mikey Garcia: If Gamboa Can Get a Title, I Would Fight Him Miguel Cotto Ring Return Being Positioned For June 24 Jermell Charlo: Hatley Hasn't Fought Near My Level of Competition Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement