Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Koncz: Pacquiao To Decide Next Foe After Arum Leaves

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

HIS next foe can wait. Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao won’t rush to a decision on his next opponent. Manny is scheduled to meet with his promoter, Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum, to review the options for his next defense of the WBO welterweight crown, tentative for a date in late May or early June.

That’s what BoxingScene.com/Manila ­Standard learned a few hours before Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz boarded a plane in Los Angeles for an early-morning arrival in Manila on Tuesday.

Arum plans to remain in the Philippines until Saturday during which he will meet with Pacquiao and lay out the options, including the all-important financial packages covering the four prospective opponents.

Arum’s list includes Juan Manuel Marquez, who has given Pacquiao a hard time, especially in their last fight on Nov. 12, 2011, in which the Filipino icon won by a majority decision.

The three other fighters mentioned by Arum are newly crowned World Boxing Association super world and International Boxing Federation light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson, whose split decision win over Amir Khan last Dec. 10 is still mired in controversy, WBA light welterweight champion Timothy Bradley and World Boxing Association light middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, whom Pacquiao soundly defeated in November 2009, winning by a 12th-round TKO.

Arum said he has his preferences, but emphasized that he wouldn’t make it known and would allow Pacquiao to decide.

Koncz has been in constant contact with Pacquiao and indicates the boxer will make a decision only after Arum leaves because “ there is no hurry.”

There is no word on when the meeting between Arum and Pacquiao will take place as the Fighter of the Decade said he will remain in his hometown of General Santos City to celebrate his wife Jinkee’s birthday on Jan. 12.

Arum said he wanted to know how well the nasty cut suffered by Pacquiao in his last fight against Marquez had healed, pointing out that the Filipino champion could perhaps start sparring only in April, which was one of the reasons a May 5 fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been ruled out aside from the American boxer’s legal problems.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ringlife on 01-10-2012

That a good idea team Pacquiao but we all know koncz is Arum little b**** to so wait for him to leave to.

Comment by xAUGUSTUSx on 01-10-2012

What I don't understand is why people will pay to watch Manny fight anyone other that Floyd. Arum admitted to Marquez that his fight with Pacquiao was fixed. This has been publicized everywhere. So now that Arum has admitted that…

Comment by JC4real on 01-10-2012

[QUOTE=Kenny MF Powers;11649869]I thought he was fighting Morales? STFU idiot.[/QUOTE] DOnt know where you got morales from ... idiot.

Comment by richardt on 01-10-2012

Simply put - Pac said in at least two articles that he is PUSHING Arum to go in the direction of Mayweather. If Pac fails, he loses all respect. It cannot be any simpler than that! The bell will soon…

Comment by richardt on 01-10-2012

If Pac chooses any fighter except Mayweather since he WANTS to fight Mayweather, then he will lose a big portion of his fanbase. He indicates in this article that HE is making the decision. Pac needs to be held responsible…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (50)
Top Headlines Ganigan Lopez Injured: Pedro Guevara Will Now Face Tomogdan Robert Helenius To Return on December Date in Helsinki Randy Petalcorin Domintes Donnie Mabao Over Ten Rounds Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz For Vacant WBO Title? Tyson Fury Will NOT Return in 2016, Says Peter Fury Sosa-Smith Winner is Contractually Bound To Face Fortuna Next Photos: Braehmer, Cleverly - Face To Face at Final Presser David Price Wants Parker or Top Name on Nov. 26, Not Allen Kell Brook Has Surgery - Wants Canelo, Cotto, Khan in 2017 Dennis Ceylan in Toughest Camp Ever For Ryan Walsh Clash Michael Conlan, Donnelly Named in Olympic Betting Judgement Diego Magdaleno vs. Art Hovhannisyan Set For October 7 Parker's Trainer: Dimitrenko is Bigger Challenge Than Haumono Tommy Langford-Sam Sheedy For Vacant British Belt, Oct. 22 Lou DiBella, Gary Shaw Fire Back at Jose Pedraza's Manager Duva: 'Modest Aspirations' For Kovalev-Ward PPV Performance Mayweather Sr: If Pacquiao Lost To Floyd Again, He'd Claim Injury Roach Will Have Pacquiao, Zou Shiming Spar as Bouts Near Parker's Title Prospects Increase as WBO Pressures Tyson Fury David Price vs. David Allen Clash in Play For October 15 Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face Miguel Cotto Return Targeted For February at Barclays Center Jose Ramirez: Pacquiao is Very Strong, Very Fast in Sparring Cecilia Braekhus Achieves Dream of Headlining on Home Soil Arum Rips: Golden Boy's Flat Fee Offer To Golovkin is Bullsh*t! Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao Card, Future of PPV, More Estrada's Promoter Expects Chocolatito To Get KO'd in Rematch Photos: Mike Lee, Chris Traietti - Go Face To Face in Chicago Yordenis Ugas Demolishes Bryant Perrella in Four Rounds Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement