Arum: Broner is Out, Priced Himself Out For Pacquiao Fight

By Ryan Burton

Last week's Steve Kim tweeted that former four-division champion Adrien Broner (32-2, 24KOs) had "priced himself out" of a potential fall pay-per-view showdown against the un-retired Manny Pacquiao. spoke to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum this afternoon to get an update on the return of the recently elected Filipino senator.

"That is correct (that Broner priced himself out). I was dealing with Al Haymon on making that fight. Al tried but Broner was asking for crazy money that nobody can afford so he is out and Manny is looking for another opponent," said Arum.


Top Rank has a hold on the Mandalay Bay Events Center on the date of October 15th for the potential return of Pacquiao.

Arum had previously told this writer that Pacquiao wanted to return but first had to see if his duties as a senator would allow him enough time to train properly for a fight. The Hall of Fame promoter says now that it isn't a question of if but when Pacquiao will return to the ring.

"He is going to fight. I don't know what the date is. He is working with the President of the Philippines senate for an appropriate date where he can leave the Philippines for two or three weeks to prepare for the fight.

"In any event he is going to have to do most of his preparation in the Philippines - you know after he sits in the senate - so it is going to be an interesting thing but definitely he is looking to come back and the question is how can we arrange it," Arum told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 07-13-2016

[QUOTE=NorvernRob;16860053]Why not? Hearn said he offered Broner $3m to fight Brook and he turned it down. Broner thinks he's worth far more than he actually is.[/QUOTE] Yep, that's two big fights he's walked away from. Anyone 'can get it' though…

Comment by TheBoxingXpert on 07-13-2016

I knew this was too good to be true. Pacquiao needs Broner and if he was serious about fighting him, then he would be willing to pay the proper price.

Comment by Lou Cipher on 07-13-2016

[QUOTE=Spoon23;16862549]No harm no foul. Cheers![/QUOTE] :headbang:

Comment by AddiX on 07-13-2016

If Crawford loses, I think broner will get the fight for sure. Let's not forget top rank recently dropped their lawsuit against Haymon. They know they need to work together in the future. The boxing business landscape won't be so…

Comment by Ray* on 07-13-2016

Why do everyone still take this old man word as the gospel? Remember HBO didn't want Pac-Khan? That was recently!!! Stop letting this old man phuck you guys like you are some dumb bandwagon followers.

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