Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bautista Return Postponed Over Bobby Pacquiao Mishap

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The big boxing event which was to feature the comeback bid of popular Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista the one-time world title challenger, WBO minimum weight No.1 Milan Melindo, Philippine lightweight champion Jason Pagara and colorful “Bon Jovi’ Canillas has been postponed because of the non-appearance of Bobby Pacquiao in one of the featured fights on April 9.

BoxingScene.com, insidesports.ph, Standard Today and Viva Sports learned that Rex “Wakee” Salud and his matchmaker Willie Flores were unable to deliver on their promise to have the younger brother of pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao see action on the card.

We learned that Salud had raised the possibility of Bobby Pacquiao fighting on the card but that Manny indicated his brother had retired and wouldn’t fight and Manny himself couldn't even attend the fights, even on an all-expenses-paid trip, because of the hectic election campaign.

When we initially ran the story in several boxing sites the promoters were concerned and checked out the story only to learn that Bobby hadn’t even trained. Besides, Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz told us Bobby was not going to fight for a purse of only $20,000.

The frantic promoter has decided to postpone the fight card to April 23 and hopefully sell the event to prospective sponsors who were initially made to believe that Bobby Pacquiao would be on the card and there was a good possibility that Manny Pacquiao himself would attend the fights.

The fights were to be telecast by the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN but vice president for Sports Peter Musgni informed that the coverage was cancelled.

However, respected boxing patron Tony Aldeguer of the ALA Gym informed us that he had told the promoters that his fighters would be prepared to do battle on April 23 but not on any date beyond that.

We also learned that the promoter had made advance payments as a sign of good faith and that airline tickets had also been purchased for the fighters.  

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Anabolism on 03-30-2010

I thought bobby pac retired already?

Comment by toolegit on 03-30-2010

Bobby Pacquiao wouldn't take $20,000 purse money? Hell yeah, he is not even worth 5,000 pesos minus tax.

Comment by shishaw on 03-30-2010

Bobby is the LIVING PROOF that Manny isn't on anything but pure hardwork. Can't say talent because I know Manny's style sucks! But inspite of that he is the Greatest Boxer of this ERA. Damn it makes me envy him…

Comment by theggamme209 on 03-29-2010

Who cares!! Bautista and bobby both suck!!

Comment by | THE KING | on 03-29-2010

Ahahahhahha

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)
Top Headlines Errol Spence Drops, Beats Down Lamont Peterson For TKO Win Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Robert Easter Wins Close Call, Split Nod Over Javier Fortuna Robert Easter vs. Javier Fortuna - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Marcus Browne Demolishes Francy Ntetu in One Round Adam Kownacki Breaks Down and Stops Iago Kiladze in Sixth Spence-Peterson Undercard Results From Barclays Center Joshua Promoter: Wilder Can't Be Delusional With 50-50 Demand Spence on Thurman: Why Not Try To Get My Belt? Why Not Unify? Euro News: Skoglund, Koelling, Haertel, Kiko Martinez, De Carolis Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson - CompuBox Historical Review Kownacki Eyes KO: I'm Gonna Do My Best To Stop Kiladze Usyk: I Can't Wait To Get Mairis Briedis' WBC Title! Frank Warren: Spence is a Long Way From Being Star Like Floyd Errol Spence vs. Lamont Peterson: Stats & Stakes Peterson: Beating Spence, Others Would Get Me to Hall of Fame Easter Expects Garcia to Beat Lipinets in 140-Pound Title Fight Roach: I'd Love to See Spence-Crawford, They're the Two Best P4P Daily Bread Mailbag: Lara-Hurd, Canelo-Golovkin, Khan, More Brook: First Rabchenko, Then July or August Fight, Then Khan! Dooley Noted: Diminishing of Anthony Small - Faces Terror Charge Horn's Promoter: We're Chasing Global Glory, Mundine Can Wait Wilder's Coach Gives Joshua The Edge Over Parker, Explains Why Video: Malignaggi Talks Spence, Joshua-Parker, Canelo, More Dana White Discusses Mayweather, McGregor, Showtime, More Roy Jones Jr. vs. Scott Sigmon is Finalized For February 8 Has Manny Pacquiao Finally Become The Opponent? Horn's Promoter Warns: Crawford Will Regret Moving Up To 147! Beterbiev Looks Forward To Kovalev Bout, Denies Rejecting Him Video: Errol Spence Talks Peterson, Welterweight Division Video: Freddie Roach Talks Pacquiao-Lomachenko, Crawford Arum: Lomachenko's Father Must Approve 140 For Pacquiao Bout Crawford-Horn, Pacquiao-TBA is Fully Ruled Out For Las Vegas Gvozdyk vs. Amar For WBC Interim-Title on March 17, ESPN Lomachenko Voted in as BWAA 2017 "Fighter of The Year" Fortuna Fails to Make Weight Again; Easter's Title Not at Stake Photos: Browne vs. Ntetu, Kownacki vs. Kiladze - Official Weights Mikey Garcia vs. Sergey Lipinets Rescheduled To March 10 Photos: Robert Easter, Javier Fortuna - Ready For Fireworks Battle Photos: Errol Spence, Lamont Peterson - Ready For Barclays War
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement