By Ryan Burton
Last week BoxingScene.com'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.
BoxingScene.com 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 BoxingScene.com.
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