The week in boxing news was dominated by a fighter who isn’t even currently in training: Manny Pacquiao. Even after an uninspired and perhaps compromised performance against Floyd Mayweather, Pacquiao remains the biggest, most marketable name in the sport. And the race to be Pacquiao’s next foe—in what Pacquiao claims will be his farewell bout—is still the richest prize available in boxing. With two of his recent victims set to clash tonight on HBO in what looks to be a can’t-miss fight, another big name in Amir Khan falsely claiming that he had already signed a contract to be Pacquiao’s next foe, and Terrence “Bud” Crawford—currently the best fighter in the universe—coming off a star-making performance, the race officially entered warp speed this week. So what happens next?
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