Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Terence Crawford Could Fight Again as Early as July

By Ryan Burton

Shortly after Terence Crawford's (20-0, 15KOs) victory over Colombian slugger Breidis Prescott, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said that he would like to see the 25-year-old return in the summer. Crawford, a late replacement, moved up to junior welterweight to win a ten round unanimous decision over Prescott.

Crawford will likely move back down to the lightweight division where he campaigned most of his career. Arum mentioned tough Mexican Raymundo Beltran as a potential opponent for his next fight. Beltran would of course have to win his April fight in Austin, TX for the fight to be possible.

"We are going to target a summer return for Crawford.  He fought a hell of a fight. He could be back as early as July," Arum stated while also saying that Crawford is going to keep fighting top level competition. 

"The fighters will fight anybody but its up to the managers too. Ray Beltran is a possibility. It would be a hell of a fight. Crawford won't be stepping back down in competition. He's going to stay at the top level but the good thing is that with that competition comes the bigger purses."

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to BoxingScene Radio, BoxingScene's official audio on Tuesdays from 6-8PM PST. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BennyST on 03-31-2013

As [I]early[/I] as July? That's four months away! This guy is a young prospect and already taking fights four months apart. He's only had 20 fights and been a pro for about four years! This is not the way to…

Comment by torosboxing75 on 03-31-2013

Crawford looked really good I hope he stays at 140 so many good fights to make with this guy I can't wait.

Comment by waxfondler on 03-31-2013

crawford did some good boxing. moving up to fight a "dangerous" puncher like prescott and schooling him. props

Comment by Los Zetas on 03-31-2013

Crawford is with TR, I am sure Uncle Bob can do something.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-31-2013

Never heard of the guy before last night but he did look good.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Photos: Michael Conlan Putting in Work For Second Pro Fight Uzcategui: In a Rematch - I'd Knock Andre Dirrel Out in a Round! Spence Hotel About Block Away From Manchester Terror Attack Arum: Murata-N'Dam Decision - Worse Than Pacquiao-Bradley 1! Bivol vs. Agnew to Round out Ward-Kovalev Pay-Per-View Card Christopher Diaz, Teofimo Lopez, Rivera Return on UniMas, 6/23 Max Becerra Grabs Decision Over Martinez in Palm Springs Sugar Ray Leonard: Canelo-Golovkin is 50-50, Not Easy To Predict Figueroa-Guerrero, Monaghan-Browne 7/15 at Nassau Coliseum Kell Brook: I'm in a Better Place Than Errol Spence Is, I'll Beat Him Roach Very Worried - Pacquiao Looking Bad in Camp, Sparring Rob Brant Must Consent To N'Dam vs. Murata Rematch Crawford-Diaz Fight Peaked at 1.036M Viewers, Averaged 961K Spence: In Beating Kell Brook I'll Prove That I'm a Top 5 Fighter! Prograis-Diaz Doubleheader Set Down For ShoBox on June 9 George Groves Views Chudinov as Best Chance To Win World Title Brook: This Will Be a Prince Naseem vs. Kevin Kelley Type of Fight Joshua: Klitschko Should Leave on Positive Note, Forget Rematch Sanchez: When Golovkin Goes To 168, Jacobs Will Be Dominant Arum: Pacquiao Wants Purse for Crawford to be Worth the Risk Photos: Manny Pacquiao Continues Hard Grind For Horn Defense Ryan Martin Back at Big Bear, Helping Shafikov For Easter Bout Muhammad Waseem May Land Eliminator in Fall, Says Manager Sugar Ray: Spence Must Use Tactics I Did With Hagler To Beat Brook Amir Khan: Very Few Fighters Can Fill Wembley - I'm One of Them! Beltran: I Should No Problem Getting Green Card After That KO Gary Russell Jr. - If No Unification Next, I Plan To Move Up Thurman: Hard To Be Confident in Brook, He Hasn't Proved It at 147 Berchelt: Miura a True Warrior, Confident I'll Leave With My Belt Juan Manuel Marquez Return Still in Play For July, Says Nacho Team Uzcategui Will Push For No-Contest, Dirrell Rematch Order Ryota Murata Feeling Good About Career Despite Shocking Loss Brook: No Issues With Weight, Close To 147 For Spence Defense ABC Calls For Ban of Dirrell's Trainer Due To Post-Fight Assault Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement