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Pacquiao Still Needs To Work Out Terms With Arum on Horn Bout

MANILA, Philippines -- WBO welterweight world champion Manny Pacquiao is still in talks with his promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, on whether to fight Australian 2102 Olympian Jeff Horn, a spokesman for the Filipino fighter-turned-senator said Wednesday.

Pacquiao's promoter, Arum has been widely quoted in multiple media outlets as saying that the Filipino dubbed "Pac-Man" will get into the ring with 28-year-old Horn on April 22. But Pacquiao's spokesman told AFP the match still has to be confirmed.

"We don't have confirmation on that yet because we are still going to discuss that with Bob Arum," the spokesman quoted Pacquiao as saying in response to the reports.

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Pacquiao, 38, has previously parlayed his sporting fame into a career in politics, getting elected to the influential Philippine Senate last year while still continuing to box professionally.

A veteran of 67 fights with 59 victories, his record easily dwarfs that of Horn who has notched up only 17 fights with 16 wins.

In his last fight in November, Pacquiao reclaimed the World Boxing Organization welterweight title for the third time with a unanimous-decision victory over two-division champion Jesse Vargas in Las Vegas.

The Filipino southpaw had briefly retired from the ring after beating Tim Bradley in their trilogy fight in Las Vegas in April but was soon back in the ring, saying he still felt like a youngster.

He has made repeated calls for a rematch with former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather who defeated him in a long-awaited showdown in May 2015.

However Mayweather, who retired in September of that year, has refused to take the bait.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by revelated on 01-12-2017

[QUOTE=Reloaded;17345521]All I can say is Berto KOs Jeff Horn and Floyd was crucified for fighting him , 17 fights 16 wins and Manny is looking at fighting this guy come on get real this aint a cherry pick its way…

Comment by JoeMan on 01-12-2017

Arum doesn't seem to get it. He's treating Pacquiao as if he has all the time in the world and can fight anytime he wants to. Pacquiao is a busy person. He is saying give him back his guarantee and…

Comment by bronx7 on 01-12-2017

Shaw calm down your giddy over this. Manny foolishly is loyal and bound to top rank bob keeps matching him in house. He doesn't want to pay the Crawford money so he picks horn who he can lowball and give…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 01-12-2017

Manny is trying to find out what his guarantee will be! He's getting smarter! I bet it won't be $20 million!

Comment by JASON SHAW on 01-12-2017

[quote=reloaded;17345521]all i can say is berto kos jeff horn and floyd was crucified for fighting him , 17 fights 16 wins and manny is looking at fighting this guy come on get real this aint a cherry pick its way…

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