Manny Pacquiao vs. Terence Crawford eyed for ESPN PPV on June 5th
By Justin Estuart: According to The Athletic’s Mike Coppinger, former eight-division champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (62–7–2, 39 KOs) is in negotiations to fight current WBO welterweight champion, Terence “Bud” Crawford (37–0, 28 KOs) on June 5th in Abu Dhabi. If this fight gets materialized, it will be a massive mega-fight for both men.
Pacquiao, who also is a senator in his home country of the Philippines has not been in the ring since his incredible split-decision performance victory over now former ‘Super” WBA welterweight champion, Keith “One-Time” Thurman (29–1, 22 KOs) on July 20, 2019.
For Pacquiao, he showcases a southpaw stance who throws punches at a swift rate. Not to mention, he is continuing to add toward a renowned legacy in the sport and showing what is left in the tank at 42 years old.
Concerning Crawford, the Omaha native is coming off a TKO victory over Kell Brook (39–3, 27 KOs) on November 14, 2020. He is a switch hitter who can pick apart his opponent. For Crawford, it is the chance to fight a legend and get in there with the biggest name on his resume.
For both men, it is a great welterweight matchup. At the end of the day, styles make fights.
Overall, Pacquiao vs. Crawford alludes to the notion: a living legend vs an unblemished fighter. Will Pacquiao continue to defy “father time” or can Crawford take the leap of faith? Only time will tell.
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