ANALYSIS: Terence Crawford hasn’t done anything to deserve Pacquiao fight

Dennis Gasgonia, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 09 2020 09:31 PM

A title clash with Manny Pacquiao will certainly be a big boost for Terence Crawford's career.

The same can't be said for the Filipino champion.

Fight analyst Dennis Principe said Pacquiao doesn't need someone like Crawford at this stage of his career since it won't add much to his legacy.

"Wala namang makukuha, maidadagdag sa legacy ang laban na yan kay Manny Pacquiao," Principe said.

"I don't even think Crawford has done enough para ma-consider siya sa equation."

Top Rank Inc. boss Bob Arum said Crawford-Pacquiao is in the works, with Bahrain as a potential venue for the clash.

But Principe said Pacquiao would be better off facing a Hispanic fighter this time, as most of his memorable bouts were against boxers south of the US border.

"No. 1, kailangan Mexican. No. 2, he should be someone who is willing to get into phone booth war. For a tactical fighter like Crawford and being an American, parang mahirap ibenta at the moment," he said.

One potential fighter that could meet those criteria is Mikey Garcia, a Mexican-American, who is said to be the frontliner for Pacquiao's next bout.

Garcia is a 4-division champion who is looking for fifth title, hopefully against WBA welter king Pacquiao.

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