Bob Arum questions Terence Crawford’s promoting energy!
Relating to Terence “Bud” Crawford (37-0, 28 KOs), there isn’t any doubt about his abilities and in-ring skill. A champion in three weight divisions, the Omaha, Nebraska native is a prime 5 pound for pound fighter. Nonetheless, his skill to drag in large numbers as a PPV headliner are in query. Followers and Crawford’s personal promoter, Bob Arum, alike, share this sentiment.
This pertains to a possible combat between himself and former IBF and WBC Welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (31-3-1, 17KOs). A combat between these two males can be an absolute struggle! The query is, what platform would a possible combat be on? In all probability not on ESPN because of the cash each fighters can be requesting. PPV could be very doable. Nonetheless, how would the numbers look? Each are nice fighters. The issue is they simply aren’t fighters that transfer the needle and not using a main co-star.
Bob Arum advised The Athletic the next concerning Crawford’s skill, or lack thereof, to promote.
“We might make a giant combat vs Porter, however who’s going to pay for it? There’s a restrict to what I can get out of ESPN.
And on PPV, Crawford’s by no means finished something on PPV. Nothing in opposition to him. It’s what it’s.”
NUMBERS DON’T LIE!
In his two profession pay-per-view fights as a headliner, his numbers didn’t bode too effectively. His first PPV combat in opposition to Vitor Postol in 2016 solely did 50,000 PPVs. His second PPV in opposition to Amir Khan did quite a bit higher, promoting 150,000 PPVs.
The assertion by Arum is unquestionably going to make his prime fighter really feel a way, even when it’s the reality. Crawford is in want of a giant combat. Whether or not or not he will get one stays to be seen.
By: Jerrell Fletcher
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