Terence Crawford Opens Up About His Feeling When Manny Pacquiao Fight Fell Through

Terence Crawford has been on a roll since 2018 when he captured the WBO welterweight title, but he regrets not squaring off against Manny Pacquiao.

Both boxers were slated to fight on June 5 in Abu Dhabi, but the deal went south at the eleventh hour. Even the tickets for the PPV event were pre-booked. But it was then made public that the investment group who agreed to put up millions of dollars for a site fee missed key deadlines to deposit the money.

Hence, the deal, which was brokered by former Pacquiao adviser, Michael Koncz, fell apart.

“I was real disappointed not getting that fight,” Crawford said.

“We were two days from securing that fight. A lot of things (happened). Manny Pacquiao’s side lied to us. It’s a whole bunch of things and reasons why that fight didn’t happen.”

“Like I always say, everything happens for a reason and the fight didn’t happen and we’re here now. Shawn Porter is the fighter that I’m fighting and that’s the fight we’re focused on more than any other fight.”

Crawford was rightfully gutted to have the fight canceled. Both boxers had put a lot of effort into their respective training camps.

The Pacman then signed to face Errol Spence Jr. on August 21, but Pacquiao’s loss to WBA titlist Yordenis Ugas turned things upside down. The Pacman then announced that he’s retiring from the sport.

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