Promoter Bob Arum says that if eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao reconsider’s his decision to retire after fighting Timothy Bradley on April 9 then he has more opponent’s lined up.
The 37-year-old Pacquiao has said that the fight in Las Vegas in April will be his last before retiring but Arum tells boxingscene.com that he has a backup plan should there be a change of mind by the Filipino.
“If he wants to keep fighting, of course, I’ll promote it, but that decision is up to him,” Arum told boxingscene.com.
“If Manny beat Bradley and decides that he wants to keep fighting, then [Terence] Crawford is the perfect opponent.”
WBO welterweight champion Crawford is expected to be back in the ring on February 27 to defend his title against Henry Lundy.
“If he beats Lundy, we’ll do one more with Crawford in June or July and then I want to a big fight for Crawford, a big pay-per-view fight. We’ll look at what’s available,” says Arum.