Crawford Eyed For Pacquiao End Of 2017 – Will Retire With Top Rank

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Manny Pacquiao is winding down in his career but there’s still a few big plans left we’ve learned from a trusted source.

Manny Pacquiao will fight Australian Jeff Horn on July 2nd at the Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Queensland in Australia and will put his WBO welterweight title on the line.

Although Horn (16-0-1-11KO) may not be that well known to fans in the US many feel he could be getting underestimated in some quarters.

Pacquiao last competed back in November 2016 when he comprehensively shut down Jessie Vargas comfortably via unanimous points decision – while balancing a full-time job working as a Senator in his home country of the Philippines.

This past weekend WBO super-lightweight champion Terence Crawford put on a boxing clinic to stop Felix Diaz in round 10 at Madison Square Garden.

We understand that he is now being lined up for a potential fight with fellow promotional stable mate Manny Pacquiao by the end of 2017.

A source in the US with knowledge of the situation told Boxing News and Views:

“If all goes well and Pacquiao is successful in the (Jeff Horn) fight then hopefully it’s Crawford. It could be the end of the year.”

He added:

“Pacquiao is going to retire with Top Rank. It’s a complicated thing but he’s not going anywhere and I know it’s his intentions too to retire with Top Rank.”