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Koncz: Pacquiao Could Return in Late February, March

By Edward Chaykovsky

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38KOs) could return as early as late-February or March of next year, according to the boxer's adviser Michael Koncz.

Pacquiao is still recovering after suffering an injury to his right shoulder in the May 2nd decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao had surgery four days after the fight.

Koncz says Pacquiao is recovering quicker than expected but likely not fast enough to have a fight by the end of this year.

“We have actually sent videos of Manny’s activities to his doctor in the US,” said Koncz to the Manilla Bulletin. “It’ll be next year, late-February or March."

Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, has discussed the idea of having the Filipino star headline a major show in Dubai. Amir Khan's name has been mentioned as a possible opponent.

On the American side, rising star Terence Crawford has been mentioned as a possible opponent. Crawford is rising in the ranks and captured world titles at lightweight and junior welterweight. Crawford is expected to return to the ring on October 24th on HBO.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jerzz on 08-02-2015

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;15928736]That guy doesnt exist anymore, JMM taught him a hard lesson about that "does not think" mindset, and Floyds right hands in the first round re-enforced that lesson, and he was drug tested. So it was just a ruse to…

Comment by aldo5408 on 08-01-2015

Hopefully it's vs lucas. Very winnable fight for manny and would be action

Comment by 285Kid on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=Golovkin;15928244]Make it May. Let the guy rest for God's sake!! Dude is recovering from a severe injury where one of his arms was basically dead and he forced to move it during a fight. Take your time Pac!!!! Floyd needs…

Comment by BrometheusBob. on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=SchoolTheseCats;15929265]Thaboxingvoice .com article from the 29th of July interview they did with arum[/QUOTE] Thanks, I stand corrected. I still would be surprised if Pac were to return by the end of the year however, but I don't deny what Arum…

Comment by SchoolTheseCats on 08-01-2015

[QUOTE=BrometheusBob;15929164]Who says I haven't? I have come across Koncz saying he'd be happy if Manny retired, Arum saying no chance of a 2015 return etc. I can't recall of nor find anything substantive supporting the view that they (aka Pac's…

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