TEAM CRAWFORD TO PACQUIAO: “Give Us a Chance To Take That Torch From You!”

He is going to take a day or two or so to chill after showing off his stuff to Nebraska and the boxing world on Saturday night. Terence Crawford day-after did some grilling, and then hit his grandma’s favorite Japanese place for her birthday celebration on Sunday.

But right quick, it’s back to the laboratory, back to the gym, back to grinding away on a quest to become an acknowledged pound for pound ace…and damn right, be the man to take that torch from Manny Pacquiao.

Pacman is today the best known active boxer on the planet, but his days as an active participant are waning. Word is, he will glove up one more time, likely on April 9, before hanging the mitts up and choosing to dive into deeper political waters. He is aiming to snag a Senate seat, but first, wants to ready himself for one more tangle, one more test of will and skill as a professional pugilist. So, who gets that coveted slot to be his last dance partner? Brian McIntyre, trainer and co-manager to Crawford, has a suggestion.

“Give us a chance to take that torch from you, Manny,” Macintyre told me Monday, as he readied his bags for the flight to the WBO convention, in Florida. “The win over Jean Saturday went just as we planned. We knew he’d be in good-a** shape, he was real game. We knew all he had was the right, no jab. So you heard me tell Terence, jab at his right, throw him off, and then Terence came over the top with the left.”

The Crawford crew will be in attendance at the Tim Bradley-Brandon Rios bout Nov. 7 and Macintyre would be pleased if his kid, who drew much praise as word spread of his philanthropic deeds, got that Pacman fight.

If some people want to say Terence is not a big enough name, he’s ready to counter that. “2014 Fighter of the Year! And who else they wanna fight? Not Tim Bradley for a third time, fans don’t want that,” Macintyre continued. “Amir Khan, he’s all over the place, giving deadlines, he seems desperate, wants Mayweather and now Manny. Also, he’s 147 now…Manny is best suited at 140, we are 140. We think Pacquiao is a real warrior, wants that challenge, and he’s a guy you want to share the ring with, all that he’s accomplished in boxing. It will be a good fight for both countries, and it would be two guys who fight hard for what they believe in outside the ring, the charities and stuff, and then they are warriors come fight time, out comes that warrior instinct. Here’s our message to Manny:
give us a chance to take that torch from you…the sport needs that new blood, to carry the torch!”

Pacman hasn’t ever dodged a challenge; so if maybe some close to him want a less athletic and explosive and ambidextrous test, well, I think he may be the sort to say heck with that, let’s see if this next generation possible superstar can get the better of me. We…shall…see.

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-Radam G :

Nobody is trying to hear "Bud." Let him scrap with the uber roids user Money May. His arse is not retired. He is just hanging low to get away from too much attention of using TUE IV injecting to cover up the usages of dat syet. Anyway! Isn't it Money May who has "the torch?" Just call a spade a spade. Money May, without trashing an out-of-group guy, cannot draw fans. And Team Crawford is going for the fans and finance. Da Manny can draw fans across the globe. Money May can draw trolls, the ratchet, racists and rapists. And their broke @$$es are all mouth and no moolah. Bud, aka T-Craw, is trying to get maximum pay. But "NO!" Da Bobfather and Da Manny will say. Holla!


-Radam G :

Holla at this wild-arse scoop that cannot be most than a bulljive, crazy-crazy rumor. In the new Sin City boksing dig of MGM, Money May is rematching with Da Manny. T-Craw, aka "Bud" is going to shut up the wannabe A-side diva Amir "Great(less)" Khan and 3g is going to kayo asking-to-get-his-arse-thrashed T-John. OMFG! How dat pugvine buzzes wif [sic] its jive.. Holla!


-amayseng :

Holla at this wild-arse scoop that cannot be most than a bulljive, crazy-crazy rumor. In the new Sin City boksing dig of MGM, Money May is rematching with Da Manny. T-Craw, aka "Bud" is going to shut up the wannabe A-side diva Amir "Great(less)" Khan and 3g is going to kayo asking-to-get-his-arse-thrashed T-John. OMFG! How dat pugvine buzzes wif [sic] its jive.. Holla!
Are these fights in serious negotiations or is this just the word on the streets?


-Radam G :

Are these fights in serious negotiations or is this just the word on the streets?
Hehe! Never believe da street jive of da game. And know that the pugvine can be lame. But know that they are not the same. In trying to get the top, best scraps for the opening of the new MGM boksing dig, with negotiations da Bobfather is being a pig. Don't be surprised what pops off. The billionaires are lurking. And the big money is perking. Holla!


-SouthPawFlo :

I think Crawford might get stopped by Pacquiao.... If you look at the Algeri fight, Chris won a spirited fight against Provo to get the Pac Man Nod and was Severely outclassed, now I'm not saying the Crawford is on the same level as Chris, but the "Jump" in quality of opponents is just too great. You don't go 10 rounds with Diery Jean then try to go 12 with Manny Pacquiao.. Crawford might be in over his head... Pacman is two levels above any this kid has ever faced... And one thing that manny still has is speed and footwork and that's what gave him problems against Gamboa, and manny is 10x better than him.. Don't let the Mayweather loss fool you manny is still an ELITE fighter and Bud hasn't even made it to being "great" yet... IN MY OPINION...


-Radam G :

I think Crawford might get stopped by Pacquiao.... If you look at the Algeri fight, Chris won a spirited fight against Provo to get the Pac Man Nod and was Severely outclassed, now I'm not saying the Crawford is on the same level as Chris, but the "Jump" in quality of opponents is just too great. You don't go 10 rounds with Diery Jean then try to go 12 with Manny Pacquiao.. Crawford might be in over his head... Pacman is two levels above any this kid has ever faced... And one thing that manny still has is speed and footwork and that's what gave him problems against Gamboa, and manny is 10x better than him.. Don't let the Mayweather loss fool you manny is still an ELITE fighter and Bud hasn't even made it to being "great" yet... IN MY OPINION...
All what you spit is spot on. This is why I doubt that Bud is dancing with Da Manny. It is just talking going on to drum up some copy for the kid, Bud. He will probably get a scrap on Da Manny's undercard with diva Amir Khan or even Chris Algieri. No way is da Bobfather going to get this kid destroyed by letting him make such a jump. Da Manny's haters don't know syet. They are always spittin' about diz, dat and da third fighter beating Da Manny. And then after Da Manny wins, they claim that they never picked against him. They did that syet with Rios and Algieri. They were supposed to end the career of Da Manny. But when Da Manny whupped those arses, the bytch-arse haters split like an atom. And claimed that Da Manny was always their pick. Holla!


-amayseng :

I hope TC does not get the Pac fight for which spf just explained. I think a devastating Pac loss could ruin the kid in a way. He has a bright future, let Pac fight someone of high note and retire and let TC continue to rise for his and our future of watching him prosper.


-King Beef :

I think Crawford might get stopped by Pacquiao.... If you look at the Algeri fight, Chris won a spirited fight against Provo to get the Pac Man Nod and was Severely outclassed, now I'm not saying the Crawford is on the same level as Chris, but the "Jump" in quality of opponents is just too great. You don't go 10 rounds with Diery Jean then try to go 12 with Manny Pacquiao.. Crawford might be in over his head... Pacman is two levels above any this kid has ever faced... And one thing that manny still has is speed and footwork and that's what gave him problems against Gamboa, and manny is 10x better than him.. Don't let the Mayweather loss fool you manny is still an ELITE fighter and Bud hasn't even made it to being "great" yet... IN MY OPINION...
You might be right SPF, then again this fight could turn into a lesser version of May 2nd; Crawford does have some decent wrinkles to his game. (and a nice little mean streak) but I can also see the step up being too much as well; those lead rights that Jean was catching him with, and the counters over his jab can't happen in a Pac fight, but in the same breath, he made a nice adjustment and took that away from Jean. A possible loss to Pac won't damage Crawford too bad, I know boxing is finicky, but it would be a loss to one of the top fighters. I personally think if he wants the torch, let him step up, take the tough fight and earn it (wish some of the other young lions would do the same).


-Radam G :

You might be right SPF, then again this fight could turn into a lesser version of May 2nd; Crawford does have some decent wrinkles to his game. (and a nice little mean streak) but I can also see the step up being too much as well; those lead rights that Jean was catching him with, and the counters over his jab can't happen in a Pac fight, but in the same breath, he made a nice adjustment and took that away from Jean. A possible loss to Pac won't damage Crawford too bad, I know boxing is finicky, but it would be a loss to one of the top fighters. I personally think if he wants the torch, let him step up, take the tough fight and earn it (wish some of the other young lions would do the same).
I'd be the last dude to beef with King Beef. But a defeat to Da Manny will do plenty of harm to Bud. He will feel like a man made from syet instead of mud. His psyche would never be the same. Especially if Da Manny puts him to sleep. Bud would forever feel like a lost sheep. Holla!


-King Beef :

I'd be the last dude to beef with King Beef. But a defeat to Da Manny will do plenty of harm to Bud. He will feel like a man made from syet instead of mud. His psyche would never be the same. Especially if Da Manny puts him to sleep. Bud would forever feel like a lost sheep. Holla!
Hard to say,.... If he truly has the "machine" behind him, a possible loss shouldn't effect his standings (especially the caliber of a Pac). As far as mental the kid seems strong minded, and anchored. I think he is aware of what he is signing up for. and if he wins...(which he has just as good a shot a anyone else on that short list) ...skies the limit


-amayseng :

You might be right SPF, then again this fight could turn into a lesser version of May 2nd; Crawford does have some decent wrinkles to his game. (and a nice little mean streak) but I can also see the step up being too much as well; those lead rights that Jean was catching him with, and the counters over his jab can't happen in a Pac fight, but in the same breath, he made a nice adjustment and took that away from Jean. A possible loss to Pac won't damage Crawford too bad, I know boxing is finicky, but it would be a loss to one of the top fighters. I personally think if he wants the torch, let him step up, take the tough fight and earn it (wish some of the other young lions would do the same).
I am thinking if he gets stretched it would possibly ruin him at such a young age. If he loses a close decision or even a wide UD but puts up a decent fight then there is no regret for just being out leveled by Pac. I mean look at Pacs resume and experience. Wow


-Radam G :

Hard to say,.... If he truly has the "machine" behind him, a possible loss shouldn't effect his standings (especially the caliber of a Pac). As far as mental the kid seems strong minded, and anchored. I think he is aware of what he is signing up for. and if he wins...(which he has just as good a shot a anyone else on that short list) ...skies the limit
They always can front the public media viewing audience. But not those who are in the loop of da poop. Ninety-eight percent of pugs has weakness in the cranium. Only two percent are bionic with da mental. Bud ain't one of them. Wait and see. And then holla at me when it manifests itself. I will be spot on and waiting. Holla!


-King Beef :

I am thinking if he gets stretched it would possibly ruin him at such a young age. If he loses a close decision or even a wide UD but puts up a decent fight then there is no regret for just being out leveled by Pac. I mean look at Pacs resume and experience. Wow
That is what I am thinking, ... a devastating K.O... maybe, but a loss after a respectable showing, could be just as helpful. It would be worst to get put to sleep by a lesser opponent or 1 of his current crop of peers


-King Beef :

They always can front the public media viewing audience. But not those who are in the loop of da poop. Ninety-eight percent of pugs has weakness in the cranium. Only two percent are bionic with da mental. Bud ain't one of them. Wait and see. And then holla at me when it manifests itself. I will be spot on and waiting. Holla!
We shall see, but Uncle Bob probably won't risk his future star, or sending Pac out with a possible loss.


-Radam G :

We shall see, but Uncle Bob probably won't risk his future star, or sending Pac out with a possible loss.
I've already posted that too. Da BobFather is no fool. He ain't about to sacrifice his future BIG maker, no bullsyet taker. He is going to get Bud away from every Omaha crab puller. And get him around peeps who will make his life savvy and fuller. Bud will be scrapping on Da Manny's card against somebody else, no doubt. And very loud, that Imma shout. Da Bobfather is no lout. Holla!


-brownsugar :

You might be right SPF, then again this fight could turn into a lesser version of May 2nd; Crawford does have some decent wrinkles to his game. (and a nice little mean streak) but I can also see the step up being too much as well; those lead rights that Jean was catching him with, and the counters over his jab can't happen in a Pac fight, but in the same breath, he made a nice adjustment and took that away from Jean. A possible loss to Pac won't damage Crawford too bad, I know boxing is finicky, but it would be a loss to one of the top fighters. I personally think if he wants the torch, let him step up, take the tough fight and earn it (wish some of the other young lions would do the same).
Agree whole heartedly, could have said it better.


-King Beef :

Agree whole heartedly, could have said it better.
Wassup B-Sug Think they keep in house or does Khan get the call, so he can finally stop crying?


-deepwater2 :

no one will ever call Khan. The man is desperate. His wife might cash in soon and divorce the dummy.


-Radam G :

no one will ever call Khan. The man is desperate. His wife might cash in soon and divorce the dummy.
That was cold. But the truth must be told. Holla!


-brownsugar :

Wassup B-Sug Think they keep in house or does Khan get the call, so he can finally stop crying?
Everyday I'm hu-st-l-in, ... Trying to hold down two jobs... King Beef, I meant to say "I Couldn't have said it better myself".. Crawford proves his tenacity and determination with every fight. His is always there if he needs a shoulder to cry on...lol, so is Pac's. Khan on the other hand, talked himself out of a fight with Floyd and Pac within a few weeks of beginning negotiations for " Aggressive-Public-Worryation" over the internet. I'd settle for Khan, Crawford or DannyGarcia.


-stormcentre :

Some of, about, who wins this fight will have to do with testing and how that is formulated within the contract. That said, given Crawford is the one asking for it and not on the "A" side; Pac will probably get what he wants in this and other respects. :) :)


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

I think Crawford might get stopped by Pacquiao.... If you look at the Algeri fight, Chris won a spirited fight against Provo to get the Pac Man Nod and was Severely outclassed, now I'm not saying the Crawford is on the same level as Chris, but the "Jump" in quality of opponents is just too great. You don't go 10 rounds with Diery Jean then try to go 12 with Manny Pacquiao.. Crawford might be in over his head... Pacman is two levels above any this kid has ever faced... And one thing that manny still has is speed and footwork and that's what gave him problems against Gamboa, and manny is 10x better than him.. Don't let the Mayweather loss fool you manny is still an ELITE fighter and Bud hasn't even made it to being "great" yet... IN MY OPINION...
I believe that Crawford is a level ot two above Provodnikov and Algieri. I think you know that boxing is all about angles and Bud got touched up early in the Gamboa fight when he was in the orthodox stance and for about a round when he switched to southpaw. However, that fight ended for Gamboa when Crawford switched to southpaw. Crawford has one of the best southpaw jabs that I have seen in a long time. His best punches from that stance are his "check right hook" and his jab. Pac won't have any "angle" advantages against Crawford and speed can be neutralized, just ask Gamboa. I think that we are looking at a "master boxer-puncher" in Crawford and I would love to see him face Pac. If someone put a gun to my head and forced me to choose, I would pick Crawford because like Mayweather I believe that he can make adjustments if needed, which we know that he would have to do against Pac. Pac can be put to sleep and hurt too, don't forget that. I believe that Crawford will have the mentality of the late/great MC Notorious BIG if he gets to dance with Manny. "Ni**s bleed just like us! Picture me being scared of man that breathes same air as me......I'd rather go toe to toe with all of y'all running ain't in my protocol (Life After Death Album)."


-Radam G :

I believe that Crawford is a level ot two above Provodnikov and Algieri. I think you know that boxing is all about angles and Bud got touched up early in the Gamboa fight when he was in the orthodox stance and for about a round when he switched to southpaw. However, that fight ended for Gamboa when Crawford switched to southpaw. Crawford has one of the best southpaw jabs that I have seen in a long time. His best punches from that stance are his "check right hook" and his jab. Pac won't have any "angle" advantages against Crawford and speed can be neutralized, just ask Gamboa. I think that we are looking at a "master boxer-puncher" in Crawford and I would love to see him face Pac. If someone put a gun to my head and forced me to choose, I would pick Crawford because like Mayweather I believe that he can make adjustments if needed, which we know that he would have to do against Pac. Pac can be put to sleep and hurt too, don't forget that. I believe that Crawford will have the mentality of the late/great MC Notorious BIG if he gets to dance with Manny. "Ni**s bleed just like us! Picture me being scared of man that breathes same air as me......I'd rather go toe to toe with all of y'all running ain't in my protocol (Life After Death Album)."
Hehehe! Let's hope that no one puts a gun to your cranium. Dang! Don't be so serious. There are a lot of dirty cops that will do that. I just jiving. Holla!


-Shoulder Roll Defense :

Hehehe! Let's hope that no one puts a gun to your cranium. Dang! Don't be so serious. There are a lot of dirty cops that will do that. I just jiving. Holla!
Unfortunately you are right lol. There are a lot of cops that would try to put a hurt on me just for crossing the street lol. I hope Manny and Crawford fight, but something tells me that isn't going to be the case. One of my dream fights would be Thurman vs. Crawford, but we all know that fight isn't going to happen anytime soon either.


-Yogo :

Thurman Crawford is a mega fight down the road so don't get inpatient there! 28 is a baby in today's game. Pac is far to clever and clued up to take on a real young gun now. Danny Swift would be a better option IMO, plodding feet.