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Terence Crawford Sees No Obstacles in Facing PBC Fighters

By Ryan Burton

Caesar's Palace, LAS VEGAS, NV - WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (33-0) was on hand in Las Vegas to accept his award for winning the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Fighter of the Year award.

While on the red carpet, the three-division champion discussed a variety of topics including facing welterweights that fight under the Premier Boxing Champions banner.

The likes of Errol Spence, Keith Thurman, Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia all fight on Showtime where the PBC puts on the majority of their fights while Crawford fights on ESPN which recently agreed to a 7 year extension that replaces their original 4 year output deal.

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The Omaha, Nebraska native doesn't see the network differences as being a problem and said that his promoter Top Rank is willing to work with anybody.

"I know my promoter is willing to work with any other promoter out there so I can't use that as an excuse so I don't know why they use that as an excuse or if that is an excuse. It is business at the end of the day. It's gotta make sense and when it does makes sense that is when it will happen," Crawford told BoxingScene.com.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has recently stated that he is open to making a Crawford-Spence fight but admitted that the fight needs to be built up a bit first so that it would sell more pay-per-views.

When asked if going  the pay-per-view route was the only way that the fight could come to fruition, Crawford said, "maybe for both parties to get paid fairly."

Porter and Garcia will face each other on September 8th in a highly anticipated showdown for the vacant WBC welterweight title at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Crawford didn't pick a winner for that fight and instead said that he was just going to sit back and enjoy it.

"That is going to be a good fight. I am just going to watch it as a fan," said Crawford.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by IMDAZED on 08-22-2018

[QUOTE=mapleleaf27;19042029]Insecurities??? no clue what you are on to ?? enjoy Louis Collazo, and Andre Berto and Adrian Granados fighting the other PBC ww's...everybody has witnessed 4 years of PBC, what have we seen as marquee 147 matchups? Thurman-Porter, Thurman-Garcia, and…

Comment by mathed on 08-22-2018

TC gonna put PBC out of business

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 08-22-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;19040108]Man, f**koutta here with your insecurities. “I want to sound clever.” Nah, that’s what you perceive. Better ask yourself why. The difference in the round robin is the fights that can be made. You can’t name one intriguing matchup for…

Comment by IMDAZED on 08-22-2018

[QUOTE=mapleleaf27;19040002]you are so funny man? "in house round robin" please explain what is so different that is going on at PBC @ 147, 154, 168, 175??? give me a break, you want to sound clever open your eyes and notice…

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 08-22-2018

[QUOTE=IMDAZED;19035440]I think that happens. Or maybe he's happy getting paid and participating in the in-house round robin. But it doesn't look like he's getting Pacquiao. So what's left, really? That Benevidez fight is horrific.[/QUOTE] you are so funny man? "in…

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