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Trainer: Pacquiao-Crawford possible for March/April

Brian McIntryre, the trainer of Terence Crawford says that their camp is looking towards a Manny Pacquiao clash early next year.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Although Terence Crawford is looking like he'll be taking on Dierry Jean in his next outing, there are some rumblings that he has a marquee fight in his sights. Michael Woods of Ring Magazine called up trainer Brian McIntryre to see what's next for 'Bud', asking for a step up, to which McIntyre responded:

"Yeah, how bout this for signature fight, Woods. Manny Pacquiao in March or April."

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has intimated that a Pacquiao-Crawford is definitely a viable option and that the fight could happen soon, but many expected Arum to save that fight to finally cash out on Pacquiao while riding Crawford's new wave. Could we already be at that point?

It's certainly an interesting fight to think about, with the young switch-hitter seemingly hitting his stride and peak, with Pacquiao on the down slide. So let's just take this at face value for a moment, for the sake of discussion. If Manny Pacquiao fights Terence Crawford early next year in his return fight, how does the fight play out?

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