Welterweight world titlist Terence Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs), 30, of Omaha, Nebraska, has signed a multi-year contract extension with Top Rank. Terms were not disclosed, but Crawford’s previous deal had not yet expired. However, both sides wanted to get a new deal done ahead of what will be Crawford’s first defense on Oct. 13 (ESPN) in his hometown.
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So Bud re-ups with TR!!! I'm sure it is a pretty sweet deal with them, especially with all that new ESPN money. Bud says he wants all the belts, but if history is any indicator, making the TOP fights with PBC and other promotions won't be easy.
Will Bud go the way of Timothy Bradley and not get the pub he needs. He only got the Manny fight (3 times), but he could have got into the Floyd Sweepstakes, if he would have been a free agent or signed with someone else. Tim got paid, but he sacrificed a lot to please folks in the Provodnikov fight. He was getting threats after the 1st Pacquiao fight. Regardless of what he said publically, I'm sure he had a rough time of it being hated for the Manny win.
Will Bud get the Mikey Garcia treatment? I sure hope he looks at his paperwork and not just smile cause of the big money being thown his way. Those big checks can blind a brother and stop him from seeing the stuff he really needs to see. Hope he has a strong and smart team working for him.
Will Bud get the Manny Pacquiao treatment? Get robbed blind by TR until it's too late.
I hope Bud and TR can get some good dialogue going with PBC and other promoters so we can see the best matchups at 147 lbs. Top Rank's cabinet is bare and all of the good smoke is under the PBC banner.