Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum: Khan Could Be a November Option For Pacquiao

By Edward Chaykovsky

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, says there are several options for Manny Pacquiao's first defense of the reclaimed WBO welterweight title on November 8th in Macau. The number one option is a fifth fight with former four division champion Juan Manuel Marquez.

A good backup option is WBO junior welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov, who uses Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach. Since Arum is now on good terms with Golden Boy Promotions President, Oscar De La Hoya, a longshot possibility is British star Amir Khan, who used to be Pacquiao's stablemate under Roach.

"Juan Manuel has not committed yet to the fight. I'll have the opportunity to speak with him maybe as soon as next week because I invited Juan Manuel and his wife to come to Macau so we have plenty of time to discuss it," Arum told ABS CBN News. "Ruslan is fighting on June 14 on HBO. It will be shown in the Philippines and so he is also a potential opponent."

"We will see which of these welterweights have been fighting for Golden Boy or on the contract to Golden Boy that Oscar can produce. Once we learn that, we can review those fighters. It could be Amir Khan. Canelo [Alvarez] is fighting too late. He's fighting in July. So for November, Canelo wouldn't be right. But maybe sometime next year."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mitchell Kane on 05-25-2014

According to Dan Rafael, this fight ain't happening...Khan with SHO, Manny with HBO (believes HBO put some money in the new Top Rank contract).: [QUOTE]Not happening. [B]Khan is under contract to Showtime[/B], Manny is tied to HBO and although he…

Comment by Pugilist95 on 05-25-2014

Don't really want to see this fight, Manny should really be fighting against the winner of Brook/Porter.

Comment by C U NextTuesday on 05-25-2014

Yes We Khan!.

Comment by SoulByThePound on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=Rudiamonds;14585240]Because he a draw with a good resume[/QUOTE] ithought having a draw around here means nothing

Comment by GRUSTLER on 05-25-2014

[QUOTE=Bigg Rigg;14585933]Yeah, he's a lil ***** too! That's gonna be the excuse, Manny can fight GB fighters now but not Floyd. Lol sad! Lol ***** boy Floyd is an embarrassment to boxing! Manny is now going to fight GB fighters,…

Post a Comment/View More User Comments (89)
Top Headlines News: Marquis Moore; Orlando Del Valle; Dashon Johnson Orlando del Valle Added To May 13 D.C. Show Video: Jack-Bute, DeGale-Medina Make Weight For Battle All Fighters Make Weight For Showtime Double In D.C. Early Fight Results From Copenhagen, Denmark Khan: Beating Canelo Would Be Monumental For British Boxing DeGale: I Told Badou Jack 'You're Next, Green Belt is Coming To UK' Bellew vs. Makabu Title Clash Officially Unveiled Weights From London: Fury 231, Kassi 233 Carl Frampton Relinquishes IBF 122-Pound Crown Kovalev's Promoter Details How Chilemba/Russia Deal Came About Andre Dirrell 'Definitely' Would Go To England For DeGale Rematch Porter: Thurman Doesn't Work on The Inside, Smarter Fighter Wins Gaiyanghadaogym, Sithsamerchai Claim Wins In Thailand Frampton: Leo Santa Cruz's Style is Made For Me, 100% I'll Win Jeff Horn Targets WBO Title Showdown With Jessie Vargas Photos: Joshua, Haye, Groves, McGuigan Hit BT Sport Awards Golovkin's Promoter: If Kell Brook is Serious, We Can Discuss It Nacho Says 'Perfect Fight' Will Still See Khan Get Blasted By Canelo Video: Victor Ortiz vs. Andre Berto Final Press Conference Patrick Nielsen-Denis Douglin Set For May 28 in Denmark De La Hoya: Canelo Has Surpassed What I Accomplished at His Age Video: Roman Martinez on Overcoming Lomachenko Defense Stevenson Motivated To Reach Childhood Dream of Olympic Gold Tyson Fury: I Wish I Had Anthony Joshua's C**k, I Bet It's Big Manny Pacquiao Shocked at Kidnap Plot, Requests Added Security Video: DeGale on Facing Lucian Bute if He Shocks Badou Jack Jessie Vargas is Ready and Willing To Unify With Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks Lucian Bute, DeGale vs. Medina, More Martinez's Promoter Details Situation With WBO Title, Berchelt Video: Felix Verdejo Talks New York City Return, Critics, More Video: Lucian Bute Confident That He's Downing Badou Jack Valdez Title Fight Under Consideration For Crawford-Postol PPV Video: James DeGale Putting in Work as Medina Fight Nears Video: Jack, DeGale Size Each Other Up - A Sign of Things To Come? Photos: Lomachencko, Martinez Face To Face in New York City Photos: Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto Face To Face at Final Presser Arif Magomedov-Andrew Hernandez, 5/21 on CBS Sports Network Francisco Vargas Positive For Clenbuterol, Salido Fight Still On Video: Roman Martinez vs. Vasyl Lomachenko NYC Presser
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement