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Terence Crawford next fight could be either Manny Pacquiao or Shawn Porter by May or June
According to sources, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford next fight could be either Manny Pacquiao or Shawn Porter.
Arum says Pacquiao fight could happen very soon by May or June. Pacquiao who is also a welterweight champion wants big money in the fight. He reportedly wants $40 million to fight Crawford. He says Crawford and Errol Spence Jr., are the two fighters he wants to fight. Pacquiao hasn't fought since defeating Keith Thurman back in 2019.
According to sources, Arum says Crawford is the best fighter in the welterweight division is still not a pay-per-view draw as of yet and neither is Shawn Porter, who is a former IBF welterweight champion (31-3-17 KO's). Arum believes the fight with Pacquiao could draw more money than a fight with Porter. However; Arum also asserts Pacquiao who is 42 years-old is no longer the marquee fighter than he was about a decade ago. He isn't sure if Crawford and Pacquiao would generate the money they are looking for on pay-per-view.
"I'm a big Shawn Porter fan, he's a tough kid. No one in the welterweight division that goes in like Porter. We shall see what happens next. I would hope to do the fight for either fighter in May or June of this year. Not sure which fighter we will fight as of yet, but will make that decision very soon," says Arum.