The Ring Editor-in-Chief: “If Top Rank does not fight Crawford and Pacquiao, it will be over for them.”


Doug Fisher, editor-in-chief of The Ring magazine, speaking about the difficult situation around the career of one of the leaders of the pound-for-pound rating, American Terence Crawford, considered that his days in the Top Rank promotion were probably numbered.

“Crawford and Pacquiao were close to signing a deal, but the pandemic thwarted everything. Bob Arum will try to repeat this success in the spring of 2021, but if he fails, then Crawford’s days at Top Rank are numbered.

His contract expires in October 2021, but if he is not given what he wants, then he will likely ask for an early release. And Top Rank will agree to this. They pay him $ 7 or $ 8 million a year, and with that money they could make a lot of good matches.

You know who is running the show now – Teofimo Lopez, and the future belongs to him. And if earlier in Top Rank they wanted to reduce the absolute champion in 140 pounds, which will be determined in the battle of Taylor and Ramirez, with Crawford, now they will probably switch to Lopez. And they will easily win over Regis Progre, who could complement this entire campaign, for the money, ”Fischer wrote in a weekly column.

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