THERE’s no truth to the talk that ring legend Manny Pacquiao will fight American Terrence Crawford in a title unification bout late this year.
The denial came from the camp of the fighting senator, days after news came out that the Filipino great and the unbeaten American will clash in a mouth-watering fight in November.
Manny Pacquiao (MP) Promotions president Sean Gibbons said a fight against Crawford is not on the table for Pacquiao nor are there plans of putting up a potentially blockbuster card as what Top Rank Promotions chairman Bob Arum claimed.
“Bob is (just) high,” said Gibbons in a curt reply. “That is 1,000 percent nonsense.”
Arum has been talking about pitting Crawford, the unbeaten reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion, against Pacquiao, holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA) version of the 147-pound belt either on Nov. 14 or 21.
The 32-year-old Crawford (36-0, 27 KOs) is one of the top fighters in the Top Rank stable.
“The Pacquiao fight, obviously we’d like to do it. Whether we can do it, how we can do it, that’s what we’re figuring out now,” said Arum in an interview with BoxingNews.