Exclusive: Crawford coach doesn’t expect Garcia clash to happen
Brian McIntyre has informed WBN that recent talk of a fight between Terence Crawford and Danny Garcia is unlikely to bring about a massive contest between the two champions at the welterweight limit.
Crawford recently added the WBC belt to his super-lightweight haul with victory over Viktor Postol and is looking for a challenge before a potential clash with Manny Pacquiao in the first quarter of 2017.
McIntrye, who oversaw Crawford’s recent win, told WBN last week that the Pacquiao fight is expected to happen next year but sees a fight with Garcia as nothing more than hot air from the 147 pound title holder’s team.
“I know Terence really wanted to kick the dude’s ass.” McIntyre exclusively told World Boxing News.
“I think all the talk from the Garcia camp is just to sell wolf tickets. I don’t see the fight happening as Garcia is with Al Haymon and Terence is with Bob (Arum at Top Rank).”
Garcia seems to be struggling for opponents since moving up successfully to win a second weight world title, whilst an in-house clash with Keith Thurman would be the American’s best chance of enhancing his reputation.
Earlier this year when speaking to WBN, Thurman stated his intention to seek out Garcia for a unification, and with both assigned to Haymon, it would only be either one of the fighters that could stop the fight from taking place.
“From here, the biggest fight I believe is a Danny Garcia fight,” Thurman revealed to WBN prior to the Shawn Porter win.
“Kell Brook is an amazing fighter, but the fight is not the same as in America, so the biggest fight for me and the American fight fans right now is Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman versus Danny Garcia.”