Arum: Pacquiao-Garcia Possible If Golden Boy Has Him

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK – Bob Arum is interested in making a Manny Pacquiao-Danny Garcia fight for November if Garcia is contractually committed to Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions.

The uncertainty regarding which Al Haymon-managed boxers actually are under contract with Golden Boy is perhaps the most important question that remains to be answered after Richard Schaefer’s departure from the company Monday. But if Garcia, as his father/trainer Angel Garcia has indicated, is indeed a Golden Boy boxer, Arum would seriously consider Garcia as Pacquiao’s next opponent – particularly if Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez isn’t interested in a fifth fight against Pacquiao.

“You understand I’m a promoter, but also a lawyer,” Arum said prior to a news conference Wednesday for the Miguel Cotto-Sergio Martinez fight Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. “So I don’t go by rumors or anything. If Garcia is with Golden Boy and he is free to fight Manny Pacquiao, he would be moving to the top of the list.”

When asked if that meant Philadelphia’s Garcia (28-0, 16 KOs) would move above even Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) on that list, Arum added, “I don’t want to say because Marquez, I don’t know if he wants the fight or not.”

Arum, whose Top Rank Inc. represents Pacquiao, also said that Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) still can make 140 pounds “easy,” which would eliminate a potential obstacle if Garcia intends to remain at 140 pounds to defend his WBA and WBC titles.

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by moonshineman on 06-05-2014

Schaefer better be careful, or he will be in court forever for multiple lawsuits from GBP. Schaefer still owns stock in GBP. If he puts the company at risk, there could be some legal problems for him.

Comment by moonshineman on 06-05-2014

Garcia would be an easy fight for Pacquiao, and would bring the Mexican, as well as Puerto Rican fans to the fight.

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=HanzGruber;14624966]I think oscar picked a terrible time to do this. Top rank is on life support they're about to match up PAC and abregu lol now he does this and has like zero fighters apparently. He shoulda waited[/QUOTE] No he…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=-MAKAVELLI-;14624918]this would so make my year..[/QUOTE] Am all for it as well, Broner would finally be humble enough with his second ass whoopen. People would start thinking (exept Flomaws of curse) wow! lil Bro does have the balls to fight…

Comment by tokon on 06-05-2014

[QUOTE=Flash13;14627090]Canelo-maidana? If canelo wins his bout he is definately not fighting maidana. I mean maidana is barely a ww much less a jmw. I think if canelo wins and cotto wins the Cold War ice breaker is cotto-canelo at mw…

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