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Pacquiao's Opponent Nears, Arum To Announce Soon

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has confirmed that “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao’s planned November 10 bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas is definitely on.

Arum who met with Pacquiao in General Santos City they discussed the scheduled November 10 fight and that they would likely announce who his opponent will be.

Arum had submitted three options for Pacquiao to study before making a decision. The first was a rematch with Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley who captured Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title in a split decision that was condemned around the world.

The second option was a fourth battle with Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez while the third was a rematch with Miguel Cotto from whom Pacquiao won the WBO welterweight crown wkth a 12th round TKO.

The Top Rank promoter told us that “we have an idea of who the opponent is but we are working on finalizing it and will probably announce it by the end of the week. But the fight is definitely going on, this November 10.”

During his meeting with Pacquiao Arum explained the financial ramifications of the choice between a rematch with Bradley, a fourth fight  with Marquez and a rematch with Cotto who are the three options for a November 10 fight at the MGM Grand.
 
Arum said while people may want a rematch with Bradley to be able to avenge his seriously questioned loss by a split decision last June 9 - “the real problem I have is that the pay-per-view networks, the cable companies and the satellite people in the United States don’t believe that Bradley will do appreciable business.”
 
He said “this is something that really troubles me because we spent a lot of money promoting Manny’s fight but if they don’t believe the results will be there they are not going to spend the money we need them to spend.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by DAN916 on 08-13-2012

Wells we know for sure its not Floyd because Arum said that fight might be made for April

Comment by Southpawology on 08-13-2012

All 3 of those options SUCK! I'm not paying for any of those garbage fights.

Comment by jbpanama on 08-13-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12422016]FRAUD should CALL OUT Pac, 3months to get in shape, and Prove that He's #1, on Nov 10th! His NEW Legacy, would be, Got Out Of Jail and Kicked # 1's A$$!!![/QUOTE] May not give Our Hero, time to Cycle…

Comment by jbpanama on 08-13-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12422517]While I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY doubt this happens, can anyone imagine if they announced Floyd-Pac on November 10th. That would be HUGE. Anyways, hopefully Floyd gets back in the ring in February-May 2013, wouldn't even mind a tune-up like fight…

Comment by pbeer on 08-12-2012

Cotto is booked at MSG, Marquez wont fight Pac at MGM and its horrible timing to Fight Marquez for PAC.. Marquez will just counterpunch the crap out of him again, and he still wont get the win unless Arum is…

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