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Arum Would Love To Take Pacquiao vs. Crawford To Bahrain

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, who promotes WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, revealed that he's in talks with Bahrain to host big events in the future - including a unification with WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.

Arum is using his connection with management company MTK Global to pursue the possibility of holding big cards in Barhain.

"We hope we get Crawford and Pacquiao in action this year and through our friends at MTK, we are in serious talks with Bahrain for doing major fights there," Arum told iFL TV. "I would love to do some big, big events in Bahrain.

"Let's see what happens. Everything is likely, everyone wants to do these big events until it comes time to put up the money! But I think with Bahrain we've got a good shot at getting it done."


MTK Global recently announced a working relationship with KHK Sports, which is a Bahrain-based sports media project led by Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa.

The partnership between MTK and KHK came together through controversial boxing figure Daniel Kinahan - who founded MTK and is listed as a special adviser to KHK.

KHK announced their intention to hold a boxing summit in Bahrain in the fall.

Arum recently explained that a Crawford vs. Pacquiao contest was impossible to make without an audience - unless someone put up a lot of money to hold it behind closed doors.

Both Pacquiao and Crawford have expressed a serious willingness to face each other.

Pacquiao has been out of the ring since July 2019, when he captured the WBA title with a twelve round decision win over Keith Thurman.

Crawford was in the ring back in December, when he stopped mandatory challenger Egis Kavaliauskas.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Oregonian on 06-04-2020

[QUOTE=pasawayako;20594015]I'm praying for this fight to happen..[/QUOTE] —————— Your prayers will be answered in the form of PAC fighting Brandon Rios-Level opponents. So, pray for Khan or Mikey Garcia or some undefeated bum from Africa, Asia or Australia - you…

Comment by adeathnote on 06-04-2020

[QUOTE=TheCell8;20593434]That's never going to happen. Pacquiao is staying with PBC, where his options are limitless and he's getting paid. He has the option of Danny Garcia, Spence, Porter, Mikey etc. He's not taking a one-off to fight Crawford in the…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 06-04-2020

[QUOTE=ptek;20593620]Errol said he wants to fight Crawford 3rd after Danny Garcia and the Pacman fight. Danny Garcia has never mentioned Crawford name seriously and the only 1 left on your list is Porter who just lost to Errol . And…

Comment by pasawayako on 06-04-2020

I'm praying for this fight to happen..

Comment by RGJTMMRDCMJRJSM on 06-04-2020

If Bahrain royalty could provide the money, anthing can and will happen.

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