FILE – Boxing promoter Bob Arum provides Manny Pacquiao a playful jab on the cheek following his weigh-in Floyd Mayweather on Might 1, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada in the future earlier than their “Struggle of the Century” on Might 2 on the MGM Grand Backyard Enviornment. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Picture by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP)
MANILA, Philippines—Plainly the supposed battle between Manny Pacquiao and WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford received’t be coming to actuality.
MP Promotions President Sean Gibbons stated the reported Abu Dhabi battle between the highest welterweights is nothing however “nonsense.”
Gibbons stated in a message to Inquirer that the battle is one other money-making scheme from Prime Rank CEO Bob Arum and Pacquiao’s former advisor Mike Koncz.
“[This is] Bob Arum and Mike Koncz nonsense,” stated Gibbons Wednesday. “I don’t consider that’s occurring.”
This isn’t the primary time that Gibbons was combative of Arum as he had the identical strategy again in August 2020 about the identical subject.
The Pacquiao-Crawford battle has been floated round since 2020 in what’s seen as the most important battle within the 147-pound division.
The Athletic reported that representatives from each Pacquiao and Crawford’s camps have mentioned the opportunity of a June 5 battle within the capital of the United Arab Emirates however no papers or phrases have been signed and agreed upon.
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