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 Last update:  7/8/2011       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao Will Fight Five More Times
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By Edward Chaykovsky

Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum is planning to stage at least five more fights for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and that includes the trilogy with Juan Manuel Marquez, which is scheduled for November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Arum sees Pacquiao fighting for at least two more years and then calling it a career.

"I would envision five more fights for Pacquiao and that includes his fight this November 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez," Arum told Yahoo contributor Granville Ampong.

Beyond Marquez, the likely scenario is a fight with the winner of September's welterweight battle between WBC champion Victor Ortiz and Pacquiao's main rival, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Arum is grooming welterweight contender Mike Jones for a possible Pacquiao fight in 2012. Another Top Rank fighter, Kermit Cintron, is moving down to 147, and junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley is possibly entering the Pacquiao sweepstakes in the near future.

Tags: Manny Pacquiao , Bob Arum


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comment by loui_ludwig, on 07-09-2011
Cintron will be one of the five opponents. If Bradley signs with Top Rank, then he will be one too. Mike Jones will join too.

comment by Brother Jay, on 07-08-2011
[QUOTE=LeadUppercut]That is exactly why he did it, Arum is out of bums.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Brother Jay]This entire quarrel is between Mayweather and Arum. Arum is LIVID that he can't make money off of Mayweather. No one sees this? Arum has been trying to hype up Cotto, Clottey and Margarito for YE...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 07-08-2011
[QUOTE=waxfondler]i criticize the jmm/pac fight too... but be real, you expect pac to drop to 135 to GIVE jmm another payday??? tell me how that makes sense? floyd made jmm move up to a catchweight too... and COMPLETELY disregarded it... did people forget??? to quote floyd: "make it make sense...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 07-08-2011
[QUOTE=rocco1252]he's already going to be considered an all time great and a definite hall of famer.[/QUOTE] Fixed it for ya ;) [QUOTE=rocco1252]he's already going to be considered an all time great and a definite hall of famer.... because his primary fanbase know absolutely nothing about ...

comment by LeadUppercut, on 07-08-2011
[QUOTE=vinny2006]Uneducated people don't realize that Manny is so effective because he picks his punches.[/QUOTE] Fixed it for ya ;) [QUOTE=vinny2006]Uneducated people don't realize that Manny is so effective because he picks his opponents.[/QUOTE]

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