“The Pacquiao-Crawford fight is dead,” according to Bob Arum


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Manny Pacquiao y Terence Crawford

Bob arum has given up the possibility of a fight between Terence crawford Y Manny pacquiao, since it assured that nobody has put the agreed money to organize it.

“On Abu dhabi we had already signed the contracts and supposedly someone had to come and put the money, “he said. Arum to Boxingscene.com. “I’ve been waiting two weeks for the money and nobody has put anything that they promised.”

According to the president of Top rank, Crawford Y Pacquiao They already had the agreement signed for the fight, but when the deadlines expired and the money did not arrive, there was no choice but to end the rumors.

“The two had already agreed and we had an agreement signed with a group of Abu dhabi that I was waiting to receive something from the government of that country, “he said. “I am disappointed that we did not make it to the fight.”

Arum He expressed that he is disappointed, and leads him to pessimism in the face of unfulfilled promises to Middle Eastern investors. That also makes him doubt the fight between Anthony Joshua Y Tyson fury, in which he is also involved in promotion. That fight is being negotiated to take place in Saudi Arabia.

“Sure, I’m disappointed by that,” he said. Arum. “Why do you think I am so pessimistic? What happens is that those investors make these agreements, which seem very good, and then someone doubts and wonders that with the pandemic, who will be able to travel to the fight, because they all have the money from outside the United States. “

Crawford, a three-time world champion in different divisions, remains undefeated in 37 professional bouts and has successfully defended the championship belt four times. OMB in welterweight.

However, the trouble finding him an opponent to put him to the test has been a constant stumbling block in the last year.

Although the unification of belts with Errol spence it would be the ideal fight to see who is the best at 147 pounds. The refusals and disagreements on both sides have made the negotiation difficult. Nevertheless, Arum assured that Terence will fight again in September.

“We will have a fight,” he said. “Crawford he’s going to return to the ring in September, that’s for sure. We have a list of candidates, but I won’t reveal anything until it’s closed. I can tell you that it will not be someone from Top rank“.

Manny pacquiaoFor his part, he has not boxed professionally for about 2 years after beating Keith thurman in July 2019, in which he won the welterweight belt of the AMB, which was stripped for inactivity.

Pacquiao has been focused on his political work in Philippines, which has made him limit his participation above the ring.

However, in recent days it was reported that Errol spence, was now jumping as the main candidate for the return of the Pacman.

Spence defended his belts for the last time against Danny Garcia in December 2020, taking the victory by unanimous decision.

Bob arum is going through a difficult moment, since it has not been possible to close the fight between Tyson fury Y Anthony Joshua. It has also been said that it will take place in Arab lands.


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