Arum Updates on Horn-Crawford, Pacquiao
WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn’s title defense over Gary Corcoran last week is just a step in the big plans Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has for him.
According to Michael Woods of Bad Left Hook, Arum has stated his plan for Horn is a successful title defense against Corcoran before facing current undisputed light welterweight champion Terence Crawford, who would step up to 147.
The first part of the plan is done, but the question is if Horn would be willing to go along with the second. Arum has no doubt.
As we discussed last week in Brisbane, it’s all set, it’s contractual, Horn versus Terence Crawford.
Arum also gave an update on Manny Pacquiao, the man Horn upset for the WBO title in shocking, controversial fashion this past July — a match many call one of the biggest upsets and/or robberies in boxing this year. A title rematch with Horn was planned, but the match has been pushed back due to Pacquiao’s senatorial commitments.
Arum claimed he had a meeting with Top Rank executives to lay out “prospective dates for Pacquiao.”
[Pacquiao] through adviser Michael Koncz [said] that he’s wanting to fight in April. And then Manny’s going to Korea, I think, so we will wait to proceed further until he gets back.”