By Recah Trinidad, Inquirer.net
Trainer Freddie Roach calls it a tough, dangerous fight but, strictly speaking, the famous handler of Manny Pacquiao has directly tagged world light welterweight king Terence Crawford as one big unfinished business.
It’s no secret Team Pacquiao had avoided a confrontation with Crawford (30-0, 21 KOs), at least twice last year.
Roach has sworn that enough is enough.
“It’s one tough fight we have to say yes to,” Roach explained.
“We don’t wanna just be fighting nobodies, etc. to stay in the game.”
Brave, fighting words: There’s no denying the unbeaten Crawford is the best and toughest available foe for Pacquiao.
The pride of Omaha, Nebraska, top candidate for 2016 Fighter of the Year, heads the CompuBox categorical leaders list with 49 points, followed by Vasyl Lomachenco with 48.
Pacquiao is at 5th with 21 points, behind Roman Gonzales with 30. Andre Ward lords it over at third.