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Arum Will Speak With Pacquiao About Crawford, Lomachenko

By Steve Kim

In the wake of Manny Pacquiao's seventh round stoppage of Lucas Matthysse to capture the WBA "regular" welterweight title this past weekend in Malaysia, there is now renewed talk of 'the Pac Man' facing the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko, who holds the WBA's lightweight title. And there is also chatter of him facing WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford.

When asked about these possibilities, promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank (who for years promoted the Filipino star and now handles Lomachenko, Crawford) told BoxingScene.com on Monday afternoon:

"I have to go over and speak with (Pacquiao). I have to speak with him about Lomachenko, I have to speak to him about Crawford. I have to speak with him and see what he wants to do."

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For this particular fight with Matthysse it was Pacquiao's company who handled the promotion with Top Rank distributing this fight in the United States.

When asked if he was still involved from a promotional standpoint with Pacquiao, Arum stated - "I have certain rights - but not the same rights as before. But we still have a great relationship. It was my people who helped get this thing on in a sense, it would've been a disaster if they weren't there."

Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO's) scored his first knockout since halting Miguel Cotto back in 2009, a stretch of 14 fights.

"I thought he looked terrific, this is the way he should fight. He's been very, very tentative. Matthysse didn't put up much of a fight but he was the old Manny as far as how he was moving and hitting from different angles," said Arum.

There are still some lingering issues as it relates to Pacquiao returning to the States to fight, namely his tax issues. But Arum says - "I think the IRS problems are being sorted out as we speak."

Steve Kim is the news editor for BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pasawayako on 07-29-2018

[QUOTE=bobd9842;18948622]Sure....if Crawford is at home taking a nap.[/QUOTE] I have to see first crawford fight an opponent who is half of pac caliber.

Comment by Spoon23 on 07-29-2018

[QUOTE=darius45;18943915]Neither fight happens. Manny is a shell of his former self. I don't know what fight people watched but [B]Manny was flat footed[/B] and barely looked like he was trying Saturday night. I think he loses to both Loma and…

Comment by rick3262 on 07-29-2018

[QUOTE=famicommander;18943812]Loma said no catchweight. I don't see Pac dropping two weight classes, so let's make the Crawford fight happen.[/QUOTE] Crawford makes him look worse than Mayweather did.

Comment by DARKSEID on 07-19-2018

Lomachenko, that's an interesting fight for pacquiao. I think at this point crawford would beat him, but if they can somehow compromise on a weight, I still think this old pacquiao would beat lomachenko just from the power, size and…

Comment by MisanthropicNY on 07-19-2018

[QUOTE=bluebeam;18945582]lomachencko is in his 3rd weight class, if he dont wanna go to a 4th he doesnt have to. Mikey garcia is the fight people wanna see loma in. a welterweight champion is calling out a lightweight and you respect…

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