Bob Arum Makes Bold Claim About Terence Crawford vs Conor McGregor

Following UFC star Conor McGregor’s recent return to winning form in the sport of mixed martial arts he now finds himself linked again with a possible return to professional boxing.

The one time pro boxer (0-1) in no part helped fuel this himself, mentioning before his recent win over Donald Cerrone that he had returned to his boxing routes and would like to be a boxing world champion one day.

A lofty goal in fairness.

Since then, the Irishman has been linked with a Floyd Mayweather rematch and indeed a fight with Manny Pacquiao.

But now though, perhaps one of the most left field, curve ball opponents has come in the form of pound for pound maestro Terence Crawford.

A welterweight champion who continues to struggle to get meaningful fights in boxing.

A one time wrestler in his younger days, Crawford has intimated he is open to the idea.

His promoter has also made the following claim (hat tip Michael Benson Twitter):

Overall, will we continue to see this big UFC names or YouTube stars linked with fights in pro boxing?


But that said — don’t expect it to be a consistent thing.

Perhaps only every so often when the right mix and all things align if the public want to see it enough.

Like Mayweather vs McGregor a few years back for example.