Bob Arum: Pacquiao-Crawford title bout fell through over money issues

Opening Odds for Manny Pacquiao vs Terence Crawford for June 5 - Betting  Insider Journal

A deal and terms on both sides were agreed for Terence Crawford to make his latest WBO welterweight world title defence against all-time great eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao on June 5 in an ESPN PPV from Saudi Arabia, but money expected by the Abu Dhabi government wasn’t issued by a specific deadline – according to Top Rank boss Bob Arum.
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Patience is the key: Jaron Ennis looking ahead after impressive Lipinets win

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Fresh from his sixth-round KO win over Sergey Lipinets on Saturday, blossoming welterweight contender Jaron Ennis (27-0, 25 KOs) knows while his latest victory was commendable, it probably hasn’t helped further aspirations of becoming a world champion by the beginning of 2022 – he might have to become a mandatory challenger to one of the division’s titlists first. Continue reading

Conor Benn’s brilliant R1 finish kickstarts busy night of boxing for prospects

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Conor Benn needed just 80 seconds to retain his WBA Continental welterweight strap with a devastating TKO win over Samuel Vargas, proving the launchpad for a busy night of boxing across American soil as there were also big wins for two heavyweight prospects before 23-year-old welterweight talent Jaron Ennis earned a R6 KO vs. Sergey Lipinets in his main event debut.
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Vergil Ortiz Jr’s justified confidence needs to be championed, not rubbished

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Rejoices after knocking down Maurice Hooker for the WBO international welterweight championship at Dickies Arena on March 20, 2021...

In the toughest test of his career so far, Vergil Ortiz Jr came through unscathed last weekend with a seventh-round TKO victory against former light welterweight title-holder Maurice Hooker before calling out WBO champion Terence Crawford ringside. Still only 22-years-old with a perfect 17-0 record, his flaws are being scrutinised – rather than his willingness to fight the best.
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Shawn Porter refusing to give up on potential Terence Crawford title bout

Shawn Porter at SiriusXM Studios on September 16, 2019 in New York City.

Five months removed from his last in-ring appearance, where he eased to a UD win over Germany’s Sebastian Formella, former two-time welterweight world champion Shawn Porter (31-3-1, 17 KOs) has publicly reaffirmed his desire for another shot at gold this year: current WBO title-holder and undefeated champion Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs). Will he get it? Continue reading

Crawford’s trainer Brian McIntyre: Pacquiao or Spence, the purse must be split evenly

Terence Crawford has been led by Brian McIntyre since birth – The Athletic

Although a welterweight super fight vs. Errol Spence Jr (27-0) has been teased for years now, terms have never been agreed between he and fellow undefeated divisional champion Terence Crawford (37-0). Bud’s manager and head trainer Brian McIntyre said Spence’s comments at Canelo-Smith spoke volumes, as a 50-50 purse split remains the only offer they would accept. Continue reading

Canelo Álvarez outclasses Callum Smith, becomes a four-weight world champion

Canelo Alvarez outclasses Callum Smith, wins titles in fourth division - Bad Left Hook

WBC and IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr (27-0) was ringside and hinted at a potential future super fight against the Mexican beforehand, but Canelo Álvarez (54-1-2) and his brilliance simply broke Callum Smith (27-1) over twelve tough rounds to hand the Liverpudlian his first professional defeat, earning his WBA and WBC super-middleweight titles in the process. Continue reading

Errol Spence Jr retains WBC, IBF welterweight titles with UD win vs. Danny Garcia

Boxing pros react to Errol Spence Jr's return win over Danny Garcia - Bad Left Hook

434 days since beating Shawn Porter in his last bout before his serious car crash, Errol Spence Jr (27-0, 21 KOs) returned with a reassuring display against Danny Garcia (36-3, 21 KOs) to retain his two welterweight titles while standing in good stead for tougher challenges to come next year. He won via unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 117-111) but wasn’t satisfied post-fight. Continue reading

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

What's next for Terence Crawford? Is a jump to PBC in his near future? - Bad Left Hook

Terence Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs) believes his fourth-round knockout victory over Kell Brook has once again reaffirmed his standing as boxing’s best, pound-for-pound, in the world. The 33-year-old stopped Brook faster than both Gennadiy Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr did – the latter remains a reported future opponent. Nonetheless, he refused to compare the fights themselves. Continue reading