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Boxing: Terence Crawford on how he spoiled his fight with Pacquiao

Terence crawford He had been looking for a great fight to reaffirm him as a great wlterweight champion for a long time since he captured the title


Terence crawford He had been looking for a great fight to reaffirm him as a great wlterweight champion for a long time since he captured the title of the division on the WBO in 2018. At last he has found her, before Shawn porter -at dawn from this Saturday to Sunday-, although now regrets not having faced Manny Pacquiao.

The point is that ‘Bud’ and ‘Pac-Man’ must fight the June 5 in Abu Dhabi, but the deal was broken at the last minute. All the details that sometimes prevent a great fight from taking place were closed, including the PPV broadcast, but the investment group that took over the event backed down. An advisor to Pacquiao – Michael Koncz – was the one who had secured an alleged investment that did not materialize.

It would have undoubtedly been a historical duel between pgiles that has reigned in several categories. “I was very disappointed not to have gotten that fight”Crawford pointed out.

“We were two days away from securing that fight. A lot happened. Manny Pacquiao’s side lied to us. There are many things and reasons why that fight did not happen, “added Bud.

The wlterweight champion, however, is now on top of what is coming: “As I always say, everything happens for a reason and the fight did not take place and we are here now. Shawn Porter is the fight we’re focused on more than any other possible match, “Crawford noted.

The situation is that both Terence and Manny were quite advanced in their training heading into that big date, but they had to readjust their calendar. Pac-Man signed to face Errol Spence Jr. on August 21, but ended up losing to his replacement, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas. Then came the withdrawal of Pacquiao.

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