Manny Pacquiao vs Terence Crawford could possibly be the subsequent combat to happen abroad for large cash, after Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury.
That is in accordance with promoter Bob Arum – who represents each Crawford and Fury.
Arum has been working with Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren on the largest bout in British boxing historical past for a number of months now and is near finalising a deal.
As soon as contracts are signed for the competition, their thought is to then work on a website deal and successfully promote the competition to the best bidder within the Far East or Center East.
International locations equivalent to Dubai, Bahrain, Qatar, Singapore and China have rumoured curiosity, in addition to Saudi Arabia who hosted AJ’s rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr again in 2019.
Arum, who’s struggled to safe premier opponents for his welterweight champion, additionally now has renewed hope that Pacquiao vs Crawford will be made on the identical foundation.
He informed Barbershop Conversations: “Kenny Porter got here to our workplace two weeks in the past to speak a few Crawford vs Shawn Porter combat.
“After which out of nowhere the concept of an incredible website price, the potential for doing Pacquiao vs Crawford got here up.
“Clearly it’s extra money for Terence and Terence would favor a Pacquiao combat in opposition to anyone else.
“We’re gonna see what occurs, and we’ll know this week whether or not Pacquiao vs Crawford can really occur.
“If it doesn’t occur, since Errol Spence clearly doesn’t wanna combat Crawford, I believe Crawford vs Porter could be an incredible combat.”
Final week, Pacquiao hinted that such talks have been happening.
He informed the Filipino Every day Tribune: “I prefer to combat any person who has a title.
“We informed Bob I get $40million and Crawford will get $10million.”
“I’ll combat anyone. me, I don’t again away from any problem. Deliver ‘em on!”