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Top Rank Prez: We Want Crawford Back as Soon as Possible

Top Rank President Todd DuBoeff, who promotes WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford, wants his boxer to return as soon as possible.

Crawford, one of the biggest stars in the Top Rank stables, has been out of the ring since making a defense in the month of December.

Top Rank, according to CEO Bob Arum, is looking to resume their boxing events in the month of June - as the coronavius pandemic plays out.

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To have Crawford return without an audience will be a tough task. The value of the opponent will determine how easily Top Rank can secure the proper funds from ESPN, who have an exclusive content deal with Las Vegas-based promoter.

"We're in a pause right now. Terence is a very, very special fighter," said DuBoef. "Probably pound-for-pound one or two on everybody's list, in a great division. People have talked about him and Errol Spence, people have talked about him and Pacquiao, so he has lots of matches to be made.

"He's just a special fighter with great boxing ability, power, and he's come up the ranks by that door opening, and he took that opportunity against (Yuriorkis) Gamboa and really made a name for himself. He's doing terrific and we look forward to getting him back in the ring as soon as possible."

One potential opponent is former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook, who snapped, who snapped a 14-month layoff back in February with a stoppage win over Mark DeLuca.

"A couple of months ago, in February, there was a lot of chatter about Kell Brook, and Crawford says 'I'll go up in weight, he can come down, I don't care. I'll take care of him. I want to fight him,'" DuBoef said.

"Kell and his team have reached out to us, and I think we were going to - representatives of Top Rank were going to be meeting with him in New York for those March events."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by The3 on 05-15-2020

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;20563797]Danny, Porter, and Brook will all overprice themselves. Send an offer to Ugas.[/QUOTE] None of those fights getting made without fans , Avanesyan, Mikael Zewski, Michael McKinson for Crawford oh and Spence vs Danny is not getting made with…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-14-2020

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;20563956]Crawford has already KOed fighters Ugas struggled with. Although a solid fighter you overrate Ugas who has been bested by multiple mid tier fighters. No excuses.[/QUOTE] Ugas struggled at 140 due to having to make the weight. Since moving…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 05-14-2020

[QUOTE=H.B.Viper;20563833]Ugas is the real test meter for a fighter that's been protected by TR from the very beginning. I want someone to tell me who this dude fought at 147? For someone to be P4P, I have yet to see…

Comment by H.B.Viper on 05-14-2020

[QUOTE=Mister Wolf;20563797]Danny, Porter, and Brook will all overprice themselves. Send an offer to Ugas.[/QUOTE] Ugas is the real test meter for a fighter that's been protected by TR from the very beginning. I want someone to tell me who this…

Comment by Mister Wolf on 05-14-2020

Danny, Porter, and Brook will all overprice themselves. Send an offer to Ugas.

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