Manny Pacquiao vs. Terence Crawford deal has collapsed

The fight that some fans were looking forward to between welterweights Manny Pacquiao and Terence Crawford won’t be happening now after the investors from Abu Dhabi didn’t come up with the revenue to make the fight happen.

The fight would have been shown on ESPN+ pay-per-view. It would have been Crawford’s third pay-per-view event for his career and by far the biggest match for him.

The Pacquiao vs. Crawford fight was supposed to have taken place on June 5th in the UAE. Pacquiao (62-7-2, 39 KOs) had signed his portion of the contract to make the fight happen, but Crawford hadn’t signed.

With the funds failing to come in, Crawford not signing is no big deal because there was no reason.

Crawford had tunnel vision for the Pacquiao fight since his last fight against Kell Brook in late 2020.

When asked after the fight if he were interested in Shawn Porter, Crawford made it clear that he wanted Pacquiao, and he felt confident he’d get the match.

In hindsight, Crawford should have been realistic by choosing the easier match to put together against Porter.

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It’s a big disappointment because Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had sounded so confident that the fight would happen when speaking about it months ago.

Mike Coppinger revealed the news of the Pacquiao-Crawford deal collapsing. He’s not saying what the next move will be for the two welterweights.

For the 42-year-old Pacquiao, he must get back in the ring as soon as possible because he’s been inactive since his 12 round split decision win over Keith Thurman in July 2019.

Pacquiao can’t afford to be too picky when choosing his next fight because he needs to get active before losing his skills.

If Pacquiao wants a tune-up, Amir Khan would be perfect. He’s been pushing for a fight with Manny for ages, and he’s nearing the end of his career.

It’s less of an issue for Crawford, 33, to be sitting inactive because he last fought in November, beating former IBF 147-lb champion Kell Brook by a fourth-round knockout.

Crawford needed this fight to get a better deal in unification with IBF/WBC champion Errol Spence Jr. That fight is doubtful to happen.

If Crawford is willing to take a hard fight, he can face Shawn Porter, Vergil Ortiz Jr, Jaron Ennis, or Keith Thurman. Those are all pay-per-view-worthy fights for Crawford if he’s open to taking a risky fight.

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Crawford’s options:

  • Josesito Lopez
  • Vergil Ortiz Jr
  • Shawn Porter
  • Keith Thurman
  • Jaron Ennis
  • Danny Garcia
  • David Avanesyan



46 thoughts on “Manny Pacquiao vs. Terence Crawford deal has collapsed”

  1. Crawford PPV numbers is horrible!!! He can’t put asses in seats. He need to take that 70/30 deal with Spence.

  2. It’s all about the money. Crawford proly want 50/50. Manny was like you ain’t Mayweather. 65/35 or 70/30. That’s why dude ain’t sign. It aint about fear. And even fear has a price.

  3. I think this guy Ennis would give any welterweight fits. One day, and not a very long time, he is gonna rule the devision! Let Bud fight him; I”m not sure Bud would win!

  4. Fighters today want to keep there perfect record. They could care less what fans want. Crawford will fight the least threatening opponent. Spence does the same, Canelo does the same. I’ve been watching boxing for 50 years now. I love the sport but it’s changed. I remember the days where the aggressor would win the round and not the one who ran around and held alot. Compubox is crap. Ref allow to much holding at times. Every now and then you get a competitive fight but most of them are predictable. Arturo Gatti win lose or draw. Worth watching, rest in peace my friend.

  5. Is this the same Khan that has no chin? Good fighter but unfortunately you are also going to get hit and Khan cannot take a shot. It’s not even worth matching him with Manny or Crawford. That’s a waste of good money. I’m surprised Khan’s name is still being mentioned in conversations. He’s probably looking for a payday before he gets out but he would not get out of the first round with either guy at this point. There is one old Welterweight still looking for easy paydays but he always has. I’m sure he’ll fight Khan.

  6. Bud needs a prominent fight. Shawn Porter would fit that caliber of fighter or even Thurman. These wash up guys that Bud fight are really not worth watching he is supposed to dominate them. I like Terrence Crawford but I would like for him to really get tested.

    • I bet once he dominate Shawn Porter you’re going to be calling Porter washed up. After all it would be Porters 4th lost. 🤷🏾‍♂️

  7. Bud needs to make a fight with a top fight. That ever happened to fighting the top fighters on the top 10 which means who’s next in ur division

  8. They must be an Amir Khan fan. He is a bum. Jake Paul can beat Amir Khan. Ben Askren can beat Khan. As for Crawford not signing he is a bum for not taking a less money than Pacquiao. Do you think he should get more than Pac? He has 3 bum fights for PPV. He is a puppet for Bob Arum. That’s why Pacquiao left his greedy ass.

    • He didn’t sign because he was waiting for the confirmation of the money. He knows he’s not getting more then Pacquiao. Boxing fans are idiots.

    • ? Did anyone read the statement the fights off because of the venue not because bud didn’t sign yet bunch of idiots. As well as bud not signing wasn’t a issue as stated dummies

  9. crawford are u sure ya want manny then sign the paper or the real truth behind toure backing out is that you really afraid wake up man youre not gonna eaen those millions of dillars by fighting just anybody

    • Again dummy ready signing wasn’t why the deal fell through it was the venue readdddding is fundamental

  10. Fights get stopped for tape coming loose….why did the haters not ask the ref to inspect Tyson Furys gloves….if it was THAT obvious?

    • You didn’t bother to read the story did you? The money didn’t come through so why sign for a fight that isn’t a confirmed deal?

    • Right people are just commenting to comment read people the venue fell through and bud had no issue signing bunch of clowns just looking for anything to try and come at crawford he’d beat anyone in this era period ask why spence keeps ducking him

  11. What were the numbers offered for the fighters? Has to be minimum 10-15 million for Pacquiao. But I think Crawford won’t accept it. Pacquiao took 10 million to fight horn who he beat and got robbed

  12. Crawford needs to give up on Pacquiao. He’s been chasing him forever
    It’s time to move on and fight a tough contender like Porter or Thurman or one of the young guys Ennis or Ortiz, Jr. Pacquiao just isn’t going to happen for him.

    • I guess you didn’t read the article. Pacquiao signed the deal lmao. Crawford did not! I’m sure there was plenty of money in UAE. That part is bull!

    • Not enough money in the UAE? The one place where some of the people drive cars covered in gold and diamonds??? Yeah right. Something’s amiss here.

  13. Amir Khan is no tune up fighter… these writers don’t know a thing what they speak of when it comes to the great sport of boxing. 🥊🥊🥊 the writer is a tune up writer.

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