Arum To Meet Pacquiao in Early August To Talk Return

by Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum plans to visit Manila in early August to meet with Manny Pacquiao and discuss plans for his next fight tentatively scheduled for November 10 in Las Vegas.

Arum told Standard “I will probably meet with Manny in the beginning of August. I’ll be coming over to Manila.”

As of now Arum said there no indications on who Pacquiao wants to fight “because I haven’t had an opportunity to even talk to Michael (Koncz) who is with his family” in Orange County in the US after his trip to Israel and Paris with Pacquiao and his family.

Pacquiao’s choice at the moment has been reportedly narrowed down to either a rematch with Timothy Bradley who won Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in a scandalous split decision that was condemned around the world last June 9 in Las Vegas or a fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao’s third fight against Marquez was hugely controversial with Pacquiao winning a twelve round majority decision last November 12 to retain his WBO welterweight title.

Marquez has been crying out for one last shot at Pacquiao but whether he will get it or whether Pacquiao will seek to avenge his loss to Bradley remains to be seen although the Standard has been informed that Pacquiao would prefer to avenge his questionable loss to Bradley by facing him in a rematch in November before taking on any other opponent. 

We have also learned that quiet, behind the scenes talks have been going on for a possible Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr fight in the first half of  next year in an effort to satisfy the demands of fight fans around the world for a showdown they have longed for.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by tripper on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=big_james10;12351572]I completely forgot about "Chop Chop" Corley. He could be a potential opponent for Pac. After all, he did [I]almost KO Floyd Mayweather[/I] a few years ago. He meets all the qualifications to fight Pac -- he is washed up…

Comment by Someone88 on 07-19-2012

That's cool

Comment by raf727 on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Primera;12351617]As a Pac fan surely you'd know that the stadium was a fluke by his promoter, but what really prevented the fight was the split of the purse. Mayweather should offer something reasonable like 60/40 if he wants to fight…

Comment by WESS on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=Carpe Diem;12351615]The art of trolling at its finest.[/QUOTE] He will be banned before you know it. He's just as bad as Bombs and check hooks... or the newest alt Panginoon who is also banned.

Comment by Primera on 07-18-2012

[QUOTE=kill the body;12351612]Has he started building the damn stadium yet?[/QUOTE] As a Pac fan surely you'd know that the stadium was a fluke by his promoter, but what really prevented the fight was the split of the purse. Mayweather should…

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