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PBC Money Crunch Canelo's Next Opponent Dilemma - Is Terence Crawford the New Priority?

Rumors are swirling around PBC, suggesting financial constraints that could potentially reshape Canelo Alvarez’s next fight on May 4th. While initial plans pointed towards Jermall Charlo as the opponent, recent reports hint at a shift in focus towards Terence Crawford, a matchup anticipated by a vast fan base.

Canelo Alvarez, set to receive a hefty $35 million guarantee for his second bout in a three-fight deal with PBC, faces the challenge of selecting an opponent capable of driving Pay-Per-View (PPV) buys. Despite earlier discussions about a potential clash with Jermall Charlo, the lack of communication between Charlo and his manager, Al Haymon, suggests a change in direction, hinting at a need for a more marketable opponent.

In a recent Instagram Live session, Jermall Charlo revealed his lack of contact with Al Haymon regarding the Canelo fight. This absence of communication raises eyebrows and indicates a potential shift in PBC’s strategy towards an opponent with broader appeal and the ability to sell PPV buys.

Canelo’s recent statement about facing an American opponent narrows down the possibilities to two fighters: Terence Crawford and David Benavidez. Given the financial stakes and the need for a compelling matchup, PBC seems to be considering Crawford, especially after his surge in popularity following the victory over Errol Spence Jr. last July.

The risks associated with paying Canelo a substantial purse for a fight against Jermall Charlo are evident, considering the limited public interest in such a matchup. Terence Crawford, with his rising star power and availability after the Spence Jr. rematch fell apart, emerges as a viable and potentially lucrative option for PBC in navigating the financial challenges they are currently facing.

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