Manny Pacquaio is set to bid goodbye to boxing after his farewell fight on 9 April. A number of names have been doing the rounds as potential opponents for Pacquiao, including Amir Khan from the UK and American Terence Crawford.
Amir Khan, who had come close to settling for a fight against both Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquio in the past, was unlucky not to fight against such quality boxers. Ami Khan will hope to be lucky this time around.
Apart from Khan, Crawford is another serious contender for the April fight against Pacquiao. However, Crawford and his team are waiting to hear from Pacquiao, who is not expected to pick his opponent anytime soon.
"We're just waiting to hear from Manny. He is on vacation now and probably not worried about picking a fighter right now," ESPN quoted Crawford as saying.
Crawford has had an impressive career inside the boxing ring so far with 100% record. The boxer has won 19 of his 27 fights via knockout, which establishes him as a top class boxer. If Crawford gets his chance against Pacquiao in April, the world will know exactly where the US boxer stands.
Crawford has been mighty impressive in his two fights this year, defeating Thomas Dulorme and Dierry Jean in April and October, respectively. His victory against Jean might have increased his chances of setting up a mega fight against Pacquiao.
However, Crawford is not going to lose any sleep if he fails to pick up a fight against the Filipino in April.
"I would be 100 percent ready for Pacquiao. I'm ready right now. If that fight happens so be it. And if it doesn't, we go and continue on with my career. That doesn't stop my career because I don't get the Pacquiao fight," said Crawford.
However, if the fight materialises, Crawford is expected to make huge money from the bout irrespective of the result. If Crawford gets to share the ring alongside legend Pacquiao, it would be more important to him than money, as the American has made decent money from his boxing career so far.
"At first I didn't really care about the business," Crawford said.
"But now that I am up to the point of getting closer to touching pay-per-view it becomes a business also. It's both. There's a lot of money but that will come. I don't fight just for the money. I fight for the money because that's what we are fighting for, but to fight Manny Pacquiao, that's a bigger opportunity than just the money you get paid."
"I'm real smart with my money. I already have investments, already got money set aside. I'm not worried about spending my money on a $300,000 car or things like that."