Pacman said yes to fighting Crawford

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  1. The Can Opener

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    According to Roach...

    "We did say yes to the boy from Omaha (Crawford) and I heard he said yes too, but I think Bob Arum may be protecting him a little bit right now because he may be his next ace in the hole," Roach tells ontheropesboxing.com.

    "Crawford is a very good fighter, I like him a lot but I don’t feel that he has the experience to beat Pacquiao right now. We did say yes to that fight but they said it wasn’t available, so we went to Bradley."

    http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/stor...ght-crawford-but-arum-might-be-protecting-him



    I guess Bob Arum gonna Bob Arum.
     
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  3. nac386

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    I think that is what a few of us assumed.
     
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    A banana?
     
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    Has Pac ducked anyone? Doesn't seem like the type.
     
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  7. Seano

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    I think it would have been too much, too soon for Crawford anyway.
     
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    tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    But why? Crawford is in his prime, and Pac has maybe one or two fights left. Crawford needs a defining fight, and Pac is his only real shot at getting one, at least as far as name value goes.
     
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    Pac would have smacked him around I think. Crawford gains more by fans claiming Pac ducked him than from going up in weight and taking a beating.
     
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    I think Crawford was about as hyped as a laid back guy like him could be about the prospect of fighting an ATG, so I think his chances are a bit better than getting "smacked around".
     
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    Crawford is already gaining stature by not getting the Pac fight. People are convinced he had a good shot there, but why? Because he beat Gamboa and some guy that Lamont Peterson beat?
     
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    More like people think Crawford's style in general matches well against Pac.
     
  13. Seano

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    Too hittable. If he was getting hurt by Gamboa, Pac puts him to sleep. I don't believe going from Dierry Jean to Pac is a good career move.

    His team knows where he's at, thats why he's fighting Hank Lundy instead of someone with a pulse at 140.
     
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    tehmvp WBA Super Neighborhood Champion Platinum Member

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    Or it could be no one with a pulse at 140 was available for various reasons.
     
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    Not being good enough to beat somebody does not mean you are not ready, and it does not mean it is too soon.

    Crawford is 100% ready and the timing is perfect. He is probably just not good enough, or does not have the style to beat Pac.
     
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    huh? Of course it does.

    Whatever argument over semantics we're about to have, I don't think Crawford was ready for the fight. I think it's too big of a leap both in class and in weight. I honestly didn't see it as a must see fight. Crawford hasn't been tested enough and I really think he had done very little to earn this fight. I'm not prepared to start paying to see Crawford because Pac was looking for a win either.
     
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    I'm sure thats it.
     
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    What I mean, is that Crawford is in his prime right now. If he is not ready for old man Pacquiao, then I do not believe he ever will be.

    I do not believe Crawford is going to get significantly better moving forward.
     
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    let crawford fight Postol, I'm more interested in that.
     
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    I think Crawford/Pacquiao would have made the most sense if they were keen on developing Crawford into a genuine star (if that's even possible). Lundy does absolutely nothing for Crawford except provide a payday and a stay busy fight. Hopefully they're targeting Crawford/Postol, but I'm not overly confident in Arum making that decision. If Bradley can somehow beat Pacquiao (or, even if he loses), that does create the possibility of a Bradley/Crawford fight, I guess. Maybe the Ali/Vargas winner. Other than that, there really aren't a lot of possibilities under the HBO or TR banner.
     

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