Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ariza Expects Pacquiao To Face Marquez in November

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

STRENGTH and conditioning guru Alex Ariza yesterday claimed that Manny Pacquiao’s planned rematch with Timothy Bradley will not take place in November.

Instead, it will be Pacquiao against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in a fourth encounter following the hugely controversial majority decision win by the Filipino ring icon in their third fight.

Ariza told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that a rematch with Bradley will take place after the fourth fight with Marquez.

On Saturday, Bradley scored a split decision win over Pacquiao, a verdict that was universally condemned by boxing experts and plain fans alike.

The strength guru, who has a running feud with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, was allegedly prevented from entering the Top Rank Gym in Las Vegas to train Julio Cesar Chavez.

He was also not allowed to travel on the plane to Texas for the World Boxing Council middleweight title defense of Chavez in Texas on June 16.

At the same time, he said there were nearly 3,000 empty seats at the MGM Grand for the Bradley fight and he expects the pay-per-view numbers to be low, which, he said, means that negotiations for a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. have been badly hurt and he blames Arum for this.

“How can you go to Mayweather and ask him for a 50-50 revenue split?” Ariza asked.

The outspoken strength and conditioning coach blasted the fact that giant cards were prepared announcing a Pacquiao-Bradley rematch on Nov. 10, which was being held up by a Top Rank official standing behind Bradley during their pre-fight press conference last Wednesday.

He charged: “They (Top Rank) did nothing to protect Manny.”

Ariza claimed that he and Pacquiao plan to watch the tape of the Bradley fight in Los Angeles, even as he said the Fighter of the Decade told him: “We need to work on my power and my strength again.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jam Jars on 06-14-2012

When are people going to realise what Pacquiao says and what he does are usually 2 different things.

Comment by Lorily on 06-14-2012

When JMM was in that interview with Pac after the fight and Pac said he wanted a 4th fight with JMM in Mexico, I thought "Ain't no way in hell Arum will let him fight JMM in Mexico. NO WAY!"…

Comment by wengz2002 on 06-14-2012

[QUOTE=wengz2002;12242716][B]Ariza should just stop! His head grew too big already! :boxing: Let Mayweather fight Bradley! :boxing: Let's see how much PPV he can sell! :boxing:[/B][/QUOTE] Honestly! I think Bradley is a good borrometer...

Comment by wengz2002 on 06-14-2012

[B]Ariza should just stop! His head grew too big already! :boxing: Let Mayweather fight Bradley! :boxing: Let's see how much PPV he can sell! :boxing:[/B]

Comment by Yuiopy on 06-13-2012

People need to stop asking Ariza stuff not related to conditioning or training. He's becoming a bit like Konz thinking he knows everyone's business.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (17)
Top Headlines Parker vs. Fury: WBO Rejects Protest To Rescore The Fight Abel Sanchez Pleased With Murat Gassiev's Work For Wlodarczyk Joshua: There are Still People Who Doubt, Want Me To Lose Sadam Ali: Been Huge Underdog Before, I've Proved People Wrong Photos: Anthony Joshua Training in Beast Mode For Carlos Takam Roach: Cotto Would've Been Criticized for Beating Smaller Garcia Crolla Responds To Flanagan: Talks Burns Fight, Ritson, Future 'Boxing Kings' Details When Americans Ruled at Heavyweight Joshua Reveals That Takam Confronted Him After Breazeale Win DeGale: Badou Jack is Not in My Class at All - I Want Rematch! De La Hoya: If Lemieux Wins - Canelo Fight Possible if No Golovkin Erickson Lubin's Future is Up To Him Murata: N'dam First, Ultimately Shooting for GGG-Canelo Winner 'PBC on FOX' Tripleheader Averaged 1.48 Million Viewers Saturday Pulev: It Was Tough Decision To Withdraw From Joshua Fight Bermane Stiverne Signs Contract For Deontay Wilder Rematch Anthony Joshua Admits He's in "No Rush" To Fight in United States Showtime Viewership Went Down During Lara-Gausha Main Event Luis Nery Sets Return, Faces Arthur Villanueva on November 4 Rey Vargas To Defend WBC Belt in HBO Co-Feature To Cotto vs. Ali News: Hall of Fame Update, Steve Forbes Sets Card, More Damien Vazquez, Blair Cobbs, Tye Brooks Win in Mexico HBO Sports Head: I Commend Cotto For Facing a Young, Hungry Ali Saunders vs. Lemieux Deal Reached For December 16, HBO Photos: Miguel Cotto, Sadam Ali - Go Face To Face in New York Canelo-Golovkin: Golden Boy’s Prez: Open to Rematch in March Joshua: Takam is Tough, Late Switch Has Not Affected Camp Malignaggi: I'm The Biggest Fight, Biggest Money For McGregor! Photos: Joe Joyce, Ian Lewison Grinding Hard at Workouts Hearn Feels Takam Will Be More Durable Than Pulev in Joshua Bout Ricky Hatton Confident That Zhakiyanov Will Shock Burnett Team Sauerland, SPORT1 Agree on Three Year TV Deal World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final in Saudi Arabia Ray Beltran Manager is Fired Up - Tears Apart Terry Flanagan David Benavidez: Golovkin Not Slowing Down, A lot of Years Left Spence: Lamont Peterson Was the Welterweight Willing to Step Up! Frank Warren on Amir Khan: Perfect Return Bout is Bradley Skeete! Hearn: Bellew The Favorite in Rematch, Haye is Over if He Loses Shane McGuigan Has No Regrets Over Split With Frampton, Haye Lauren Confident That She Will Get Revenge on Cecilia Braekhus
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement