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 Last update:  1/5/2014       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Arum: If Pacquiao Picks Ruslan, Marquez-Bradley Possible
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is in the process of finalizing Manny Pacquiao's return, scheduled for April 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The two frontrunners to face him are WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and WBO 140-pound champ Ruslan Provodnikov.

Pacquiao's decision will affect the plans of his Mexican rival, Juan Manuel Marquez.

Marquez is pushing to get a rematch with Bradley, who won a twelve round split decision over the Mexican star last October. But Bradley is more interested in facing Pacquiao in a rematch. If Pacquiao picks Provodnikov, Arum will attempt to make the rematch between Bradley and Marquez.

“It’ll either be (Ruslan) Provodnikov or (Timothy) Bradley,” Arum said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “We’ll let Manny decide, we’ll get a deal made with whoever he chooses and hopefully make the announcement in a week.

“If Manny decides to fight Provodnikov, then we can try and make a Bradley-Marquez matchup. But let’s see what happens with Manny first.”

Tags: Timothy Bradley , Manny Pacquiao , Juan Manuel Marquez , Bob Arum , Ruslan Provodnikov , Pacquiao-Provodnikov , Pacquiao vs Provodnikov


 

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comment by hitem27, on 01-06-2014
Manny will never fight Floyd cause Tim Bradley is gonna whoop his ass come april 12th. Arum is not a fan of this fight at all imo, he wants to feed manny another punching bag so he can look good. Bradley and Mayweather go at it in 2015

comment by The Big Dunn, on 01-06-2014
[QUOTE=Evol]I want him to rematch Bradley, last time I checked Bradley is still undefeated. And I'm still laughing at the "better fight". Isn't ruslan a come foward nonstop guy? Isn't that the perfect style for manny? lmao!! Manny cherry picked ruslan!! Yall heard it here first! Lol[/QUOTE] Th...

comment by HeroBando, on 01-06-2014
[QUOTE=Tyler_Durden]We should all write letters to Top Rank and tell them that we are tired of recycled fights and that nobody wants to see Pac vs Provodnikov, Pac vs Bradley 2, Pac vs Marquez 5, or Marquez vs Bradley 2. These fights are clearly not the best possible fights that can be made but t...

comment by 1q3er5, on 01-06-2014
Wow this is bad for boxing...as I recall Marquez vs Bradley (Bradley clearly won) was a BORING fight Pac vs Bradley as I recall was closer than many think...and it was also a BORING fight Don't let these rematches happen again...

comment by US Dirk Killer, on 01-05-2014
[QUOTE=mathed]Arum knows he can't control Bradley and Bradley knows Arum will rob him if he threatens to leave so Tim will play it cool until he can jump ship then GBP will scoop him up quick for huge money. Tim goes to them and quickly becomes a frontrunner to challenge Floyd but Floyd tries to...

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