Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Arum on Mayweather-Pacquiao in Asia: Never Say Never

Eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao believes he has two or three years of fighting left before he quits the sport and still retains the hope of securing a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Two straight defeats, the second a brutal sixth round knockout by old foe Juan Manuel Marquez in December, prompted pundits and fans to suggest retirement for the 34-year-old Filipino.

But he will step back in the ring after an extended break on November 24 to take on Brandon Rios for a first fight in Macau, keen to re-establish himself as the number one pound-for-pound fighter in the sport. Pacquiao, who said three years ago his mother had given her blessing for him to fight once more, remains open to both options and has no plans to call it quits any time soon.

“I'm not really sure (how many fights left) as long as I can still fight I can fight. In my mind right now, maybe I can still fight maybe two to three years from now. I tell you frankly, honestly in myself I can still fight and I feel strong. If there is something wrong in my body or something wrong in my boxing skill I have to think about that and think about retirement," Pacquiao said. “But since I lost the last fight, I never feel something (wrong) in my body, I still feel strong and I can still fight.”

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum hopes that lucrative offer from a venue in Asia might finally lead to a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

“Never say never,” Arum said on Mayweather-Pacquiao. “I think when Floyd realizes the economic benefits of doing a fight in Asia, maybe at the new Singapore stadium ... maybe that will open up a dialogue for a Pacquiao-Mayweather fight in Asia.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RadioBox on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=DempseyRollin;13612689]That doesn't change the point tho, it's virtually pacs backyard. Every single person in the audience would be rooting for him.[/QUOTE] This is false. China treats the Phipinees like 10th class citizens. China is a global super power.. the Phipinee…

Comment by GRUSTLER on 08-05-2013

[QUOTE=Cgarcia;13615101]Pac offered $50m, then 45/45, winner takes the ten. Mayflower rejected them. Easy fight, easy money.[/QUOTE] How could Pacquiao offered Mayweather 50Mil when Manny don't even make that much and hasn't to date. Also, Bob Arum runs the show with…

Comment by SoulByThePound on 08-03-2013

[QUOTE] Originally Posted by Kuyukut View Post undesirables as in ex-convict like your god fraud jr. desirable as in congressman pac... no police record. [/QUOTE] How old are you? 12? The dumbest American can be a politician in the Philippines,…

Comment by SoulByThePound on 08-03-2013

[QUOTE=Fetta;13615143]tell me about that Bradley win against Pac again Yeah you should stop trying to use that one[/QUOTE] well he should have avenged his defeat if he thought he won...Pac does pick his opponents right? OR is the koncz or…

Comment by SoulByThePound on 08-03-2013

[QUOTE=uniquehump;13612677]If Mayweather fought Pac in Idaho, Mayweather is still in his own backyard as it is still in the U.S. .[/QUOTE] While thats true it's not the way it seems...Cotto had more fans than 2 AMERICANS(paulie and zab) in NY

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (132)
Top Headlines Crawford Reiterates He Wants Pacquiao; Says Spence Will Move Up Photos: Dillian Whyte Beats Dereck Chisora in Manchester War Photos: Callum Smith Scores a Very Scary Knockout of Blackledge Video: Jermall Charlo, Demetrius Andrade Trade Words at Presser Haye Explains Why it's Perfect Time For Joshua To Beat Klitschko Video: Demetrius Andrade Erupts, Sounds Off on Charlo Brothers Klitschko on Joshua: I'll Be The Challenger, I'll Be Ready For This Chavez Jr. Says He's Back: Now I'm Ready For Golovkin and Canelo! Jermall Charlo: I'm The Best at 154 - None of Them Are on My Level! Mares: I Want Frampton, Santa Cruz - I'm Not Afraid of Anyone Lenny Zappavigna Mulls Possible Retirement After Knockout Loss Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. With Solid Decision Over Dominik Britsch Abner Mares Drops, Dominates Jesus Cuellar To Win WBA Belt Terence Crawford Dominates John Molina; Stops Him in 8th Round Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jermall Charlo Drops Julian Williams Three Times For TKO Win Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares - CompuBox Historical Review Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams - CompuBox Historical Review Sergey Lipinets Stops Lenny Z in Grueling IBF Eliminator Mason Menard Expects Best Beltran, Ready For His Big Moment Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - Go Face To Face! Anthony Joshua Demolishes Molina in Three, Klitschko Next Jesus Cuellar vs. Abner Mares - LIVE Results From LA Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Dillian Whyte Gets Bruising Split Nod Over Dereck Chisora Ivan Baranchyk Will Look To Close Out The Year in Style Dereck Chisora vs. Dillian Whyte - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Dominates Viviane Obenauf Over Six Rounds Scott Quigg Drills Jose Cayatano in Featherweight Debut Lipinets' Manager Moving Him Fast: "This is a Special Guy" Kal Yafai Drops, Dominates Luis Concepcion To Win WBA Title Jeff Horn's Coach Confident: We Can Beat Pacquiao, I Know How! Callum Smith With Brutal Knockout of Luke Blackledge Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina - CompuBox Historical Review Photo: Shannon Briggs, Tyson Fury - Face To Face in Manchester Joseph Parker Eyes Wilder, Joshua - Wants Unifications Luis Ortiz Stops David Allen: Benn, Morrison Win Jose Cayetano Plans To Target Quigg's Repaired Jaw For KO Win Charlo: I’m A Bigger, Better, Faster Fighter Than Julian Williams
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement