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Terence Crawford Waits For Pacquiao To Make Decision

By Miguel Rivera

WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford (27-0, 19KOs) is waiting on Manny Pacquiao to make a decision regarding his next opponent for April 9th.

Crawford, WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and British star Amir Khan are the frontrunners to face the Filipino superstar.

Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38KOs) was expected to make his decision last Friday night. He told his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, that he needed more time to make his selection.

The return in April is slated to be the final fight of Pacquiao's professional career. The former eight division world champion is running for a senate seat in the Philippines next year.

Bradley is viewed as the frontrunner. As reported earlier, Bradley says his team is still negotiating a potential deal. Crawford is very good friends with Bradley, who says the Omaha boxer should be the one to get Pacquiao in April. 

With the year coming to a close, Pacquiao's decision could come at any moment.

"We are waiting. I'm possibly going to fight again in February or March. If Pacquiao happens, it would then be in April if not earlier," Crawford told Fox Deportes. "[The Pacquiao fight is] what I want and Pacquiao would give me the momentum [to become a superstar]."

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Comment by Left Hook Tua on 12-15-2015

[QUOTE=pugil1st;16323317]Great men show good sportsmanship. They don't lie and make excuses for their losses. They accept them and learn from them.[/QUOTE] what a load of crap. the greatest athletes usually were *******s with huge egos.

Comment by _original_ on 12-15-2015

Crawford needs to fight Postol, a Manny fight makes no sense as they're not even in the same division and Manny gets nothing out of this. Not to mention the fight would bomb.

Comment by Evan Fields on 12-15-2015

[QUOTE=SweetPbfAli;16325056]Crawford getting shot in the head and living to tell about it is a pretty decent story imo.[/QUOTE] Ive never heard it Im going to google it

Comment by Pigeons on 12-15-2015

I'd like to see Crawford-Postol as it would give Crawford an opportunity to win a lineal title in a second weight class. I'm not a big fan of Pacquiao-Bradley III, but if it happens, it will be nice to see…

Comment by SweetPbfAli on 12-15-2015

[QUOTE=Evan Fields;16323318]I dont think Crawford would become a superstar from beating Pac he doesnt have the back story.It would just be Trevor Berbick beating Muhammad Ali in his last fight all over again. Bradley already had two chances. Much rather…

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