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Pacquiao Felt Insulted, Walks From Alvarado Bout on April 14

Eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao has no interest in fighting on Top Rank's planned card for April 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao was being lined up to face former junior welterweight champion Mike Alvarado, in a co-featured slot to Terence Crawford's challenge of WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn.

Both fights would be carried on ESPN as part of a pay-per-view event.

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Pacquiao has been out of the ring since July of 2017, when he lost a controversial twelve round unanimous decision to Horn at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia.

Rumors of Pacquiao's departure from the card began to circulate earlier this week, when it was revealed that the Filipino star had not started training camp and there was no communication between the boxer and his longtime trainer Freddie Roach.

Pacquiao apparently rejected the idea of facing Alvarado on the card, because the boxer felt insulted when offered a non-main event role - especially since the boxer believes he was the rightful winner of the bout with Horn, and Pacquiao would have been the biggest ticket seller on the card.

"No he's not fighting Alvarado," Aquiles Zonio, Pacquiao's media relations officer said in a message to ESPN5's Lyn Olavario. "He rejected Bob Arum's offer to fight [in the] undercard of the Crawford-Horn fight."

"It's an insult to him. The world knew who won that dirty fight in Brisbane. It was the biggest broad daylight boxing heist."

With Pacquiao off the show, there is talk that Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum may replace him with International Boxing Federation super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, in a possible fight with mandatory challenger Jonas Sultan of Cebu. It would be the first world title bout between Filipinos in 93 years.

Earlier this week, the Ancajas camp was advised by Top Rank, who signed the boxer to a three-fight contract, to be on standby for a possible fight on April 14.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by The Big Dunn on 03-12-2018

[QUOTE=boxinggod101;18535971]I dont want to start a debate on that needle thing. But strangely, everytime I ask someone to show me a proof that Manny said he was scared of needles, I never get an answer.So Ill ask you to post…

Comment by Mzembe on 03-12-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18529309]Bradley is one underrated fighter. I had him beating Manny in the 1st fight & Jeff Horn beating Manny too. I also have Marquez beating Manny in ALL of there fights.[/QUOTE] ------------------------------------------------------- And that's my whole point .... Manny got…

Comment by Letmaku on 03-04-2018

Pacquiao was a midget earning 8 digits $ fighting big boys 😇

Comment by Dr Rumack on 03-03-2018

I'd like to think someone showed him that gif of Alvarado shadow boxing. But of course this was about the money.

Comment by RomanReigns on 03-03-2018

Expect Arum to feed Pacquiao to Crawford, and Lomachenko. Nice to see Manny growing a pair of cojones.

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