The undefeated welterweight champion could return in September and October. There is speculation about the possibility of fighting in the Middle East, in case they accept spectators.
It is likely that Terence Crawford can get back in the ring in September or October and is targeting a fight against Manny pacquiao as a preferred option, as revealed by its promoter, Bob Arum.
The American, WBO welterweight champion and undefeated in his career (36-0-0, 27 KOs), wants to return when viewers can witness the fighting for a full evening.
The Filipino’s last fight, 41, was during the split decision victory over Keith Thurman in July 2019, while Crawford, who is looking to make a leap in quality after his last win over Egidijus Kavaliauskas in December.
The other Nebraska-born options for his next date are Kell Brook, Yordenis Ugas, Shawn Porter and Thurman.
“We are going to have Terence fighting in September or October,” said Arum, as reported on ESPN. “We are looking for him to face Pacquiao, Kell Brook, Ugas or Porter,” he added.
Promptly on Pacquiao, the Crawford promoter continued his plan in dialogue with talkSPORT. “That is the opponent I would most like Terence to fight, and I think he would. Now that requires a lot of money and we have received proposals from the Middle East. I don’t know if the venues will allow spectators this year, they may not allow it. until there is a vaccine. That is the problem, “he added.
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