Crawford Joining PBC?: “We Always Open To Listen To Anything”

Bomac Says Terence Crawford is Open to Working with PBC

Terence Crawford looks towards PBC
Terence Crawford looks towards PBC

Is Terence Crawford on His Way to PBC?

Things have been extremely quiet as of late when it comes to WBO 147-pound champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (38-0, 29KOs). He made his last ring appearance in November against two-time welterweight champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (31-4-1, 17KOs), whom he stopped in ten rounds. After that bout, he would announce that he was a free agent, formally ending his working relationship with longtime promoter Bob Arum and Top Rank.

About two months after his fight with Porter, Crawford filed a lawsuit against Arum, alleging that racial bias kept him from getting big fights. Since that moment, not much has been heard from him in terms of his next fight.


Crawford’s longtime trainer and friend, Brian “Bomac” McIntyre was on the Still Loyal To The Soil boxing show and said the following when asked if they considered working with PBC after his contract ended with Top Rank:

“Well, we always have our ears open to listen to anything, what anybody got to say. You know what I’m saying? Because you never know what’s out there. So I’m just going to keep it at that. “

Some have taken those words to mean that a deal with PBC may be imminent. While he was pretty vague in his comments, it was still enough to get people speculating and hoping that his words meant a deal was coming along with an announcement.

Further fueling the fire is the fact that McIntyre said that he expects Bud to return to the ring in either June or July. Obviously, that doesn’t mean he’ll do it under the PBC banner. However, if he goes to PBC, a fight with former unified 147-pound champion Keith “One Time” Thurman would be ideal. Both men have been vocal about fighting each other. Leading up to his fight with Porter, Crawford stated he felt a fight with Thurman was a bigger fight.

Following that would be the fight for all the belts at 147 in a showdown between the winner of unified champion Errol Spence and WBA champion Yordenis Ugas’ April 16 fight. Needless to say, this is purely speculation. However, as the old saying goes, “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”

As always, we here at 3Kings Boxing will continue to monitor this situation and provide updates once we know more.

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By: Jerrell Fletcher

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