Pacquiao-Crawford bout in Middle East or Macau?

May 01, 2020
Manny Pacquiao

A Middle East country or Macau.

These are the places which Top Rank In.c CEO Bob Arum have in mind as possible sites of the Manny Pacquiao-Terence Crawford bout which could be staged once the health crisis is over.

“I had feelers out before all of his happened with the coronavirus. Where it was pretty much down the line about getting a Pacquiao-Crawford fight on late in the summer or in the fall.” Arum said in an article posted on 

"Then, of course, everything blew up. But I am optimistic that I will be able to continue with these talks in the next month or so. I talked to Terence and [trainer/manager Brian McIntyre] about it. It appears to me that Crawford and Pacquiao wanna go ahead with that fight.”

Arum had a chance to pit Pacquiao against Crawford back when the Filipino champion was still in his stable but it didn't work out.

Pacquiao eventually signed with Premier Boxing Champions and has since beaten Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman.

“I think the fight would have to take place outside of the United States,” Arum said about the proposed Pacquiao-Crawford fight.

“The question is do we do it in the Mid East or outside of China in Macau, how quick would they be to open up? We’re working on it. This is not a period of business as usual.