Terence Crawford with only one option: Shawn Porter – Boxing News 24

Terence Crawford with only one option: Shawn Porter – Boxing News 24

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By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford got some bad news yesterday with Mikey Garcia revealing that he’s going to be fighting Manny Pacquiao next in May, which leaves Terence with only one option, Shawn Porter, for his next fight.

Here’s the predicament Crawford is in right now as far his next opponent goes. If he doesn’t take the fight with Porter, he’s likely going to be stuck defending his WBO title against one of these guys:

  • Custio Clayton
  • Michael McKinson
  • Jaron Ennis
  • David Avanesyan
  • Sergey Lipinets
  • Yuki Beppu
  • Kudratillo Abdukakhorov
  • Chris Kongo
  • Lewis Crocker
  • Sandy Messaoud

The problem with Crawford fighting those guys is that none of them are household names, and they’ll bring poor ratings on ESPN. In the case of Avanesyan, Lipinets, and Ennis, they might even beat Crawford. Top Rank certainly doesn’t want that to happen, do they?

All those invested in Crawford and gone in a wink of an eye with him getting dethroned by an obscure contender without it being a big-money fight.

Porter won’t come cheap

To get Porter to agree to take on Crawford, Top Rank
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