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Arum: Pacquiao Will Fight on Dec. 8, Presser Next Week

By Rick Reeno

Top Rank's CEO, Bob Arum, advised BoxingScene.com that he's very close to finalizing Manny Pacquiao's fight on December 8th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Arum expects to have a deal in place by the end of the week, and the press conference has been scheduled for next Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California.

"Yes he will fight on December 8th. Right now we are finalizing with the opponent and with Manny. By the end of the week, we'll definitely have the deal done. We'll have a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday," Arum told BoxingScene.com.

While Juan Manuel Marquez (54-6-1, 39KOs) has been pushed as the frontrunner, at least by his promoter Fernando Beltran, it appears that WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12KOs) is still in the race. Bradley won a controversial twelve round decision over Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38KOs) in June.

Until the negotiations are finalized, Arum will not comment on which of the two fighters has the edge to land Pacquiao.

"We’re just about there, with the opponent and with Pacquiao," Arum said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr.Smith on 09-12-2012

[QUOTE=2370ka;12502064]i hope its a new opponent... maybe Berto[/QUOTE] Uncle Bob "Keep it in the family" Arum will be promoting both fighters. We are pretty sure of that.

Comment by crazed_z06 on 09-12-2012

[QUOTE=pbftxrs316;12502038]call me crazy but i think it's going to be money----[/QUOTE] You're crazy. :)

Comment by 2370ka on 09-12-2012

i hope its a new opponent... maybe Berto

Comment by pbftxrs316 on 09-12-2012

call me crazy but i think it's going to be money----

Comment by crazed_z06 on 09-12-2012

Bradley is the only fight that makes sense. If they do Marquez 4, it will be the last Pac fight I buy.

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