Felix Verdejo-Jose Felix Likely For October - If Pacquiao Returns

By Ryan Burton

In an article that ran on on Thursday morning, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum stated that former eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao would like to return to the ring if his duties as a newly elected senator will afford him the necessary time needed to conduct a full training camp.

The 84-year-old promoter said that Pacquiao should know in about a week if he will be able to continue his career. In the event he decides to fight on, Arum is targeting October for his return and said that they are discussing different possible opponents. 

Golden Boy Vice President Eric Gomez recently told's Steve Kim that he heard a deal is already in place for the Filipino to face former four-division champion Adrien Broner which Arum vehemently denied.  

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If Pacquiao does decide to return, the wheels are already in motion regarding the undercard and a fight that was proposed for June 11th on HBO would likely land on the pay-per-view televised portion of the card.

Jose Felix Jr. (33-1-1) recently told that he believes 2012 Puerto Rican Olympian Felix Verdejo (22-0) is ducking him and that is why he received a lowball offer for the June date. It turns out the Sinaola, Mexico native may get his wish and on a much bigger platform than expected.

"We are going to do that fight. That would be a great fight to put on, if Pacquiao comes back in October - to put them on that card," Arum told

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .!WAR MIKEY! on 06-27-2016

who vs who?> This vejdahoe is he a prospect or something?

Comment by eco1 on 06-27-2016

maybe because he could promote Pac as the man who beat the guy who Mayweather "didn't fight even when they had feud" and then they make The G a y one vs the midget 2?

Comment by HI-TECH Boxing on 06-27-2016

This could be a title eliminator as Verdejo is rated #1 and Felix Jr. is rated #3 by the WBO. If Verdejo beats Felix Jr. he should then go face Flanagan in the end of the year for the WBO…

Comment by Boxopera on 06-24-2016

vs. Tim Bradley of course...

Comment by killakali on 06-24-2016

[QUOTE=WSSD;16810929]thats not gonna do anything for arum once pac leaves. bob's plan is to set a fight with manny and one of bob's best right now. pac loses to him and that guy will be bob's next cash cow. getting…

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