Manny Pacquiao Says He’d Fight Terence Crawford For $40 Million
Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in a clash with Terence Crawford.
Pacquiao is the former WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion. He was recently designated to “Champion in Recess” due to inactivity. Pacquiao hasn’t competed since capturing the gold against Keith Thurman back in July 2019.
Crawford is widely regarded as one of the best boxers in the world. He is the reigning WBO Welterweight Champion. “Bud” has a perfect pro boxing record of 37-0. The general consensus is that Crawford is missing a signature victory. Fights with Pacquiao and Errol Spence Jr. would give Crawford the opportunity to change that narrative.
Speaking to The Daily Tribune, Pacquiao claimed that he told Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum that he’s open to the fight for the right price.
“I like to fight somebody who has a title. We told Bob I get $40 million and Crawford gets $10 million.”
Crawford was last seen in action back in November 2020. He scored a fourth-round TKO victory over Kell Brook. It was Crawford’s fourth successful WBO Welterweight Title fight.
Pacquiao is riding a three-fight winning streak. In that span, he’s beaten Thurman, Adrien Broner, and Lucas Matthysse. Pacquiao is 42 years old but he hasn’t shown signs of slowing down. He’s also still a massive star in the world of boxing.
In addition to his boxing run, Pacquiao is also a Philippine Senator. While those duties took Pacquiao’s attention away from boxing momentarily, “PacMan” says he’s ready to return to the ring.