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Pacquiao vs Foreman is Still a Strong Possibility

By Mark Vester

According to Eric Pineda, Manny Pacquiao's business manager, undefeated WBA junior middleweight champiuon Yuri Foreman is still a strong possibility for them. After the proposed Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight fell apart over a random drug testing dispute, Top Rank's Bob Arum reached out to promoter Lou DiBella to obtain Paulie Malignaggi for the March 13 date.

Pineda told The Philippine Star that besides Malignaggi, Foreman was still a stonrg possibility and Pacquiao had previously agreed to fight Foreman in March before the Mayweather fight came up.

"He has agreed to fight Yuri. But all these were swept aside when the Mayweather fight came up like it was a sure thing,” Pineda said.

Several weeks ago Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach was very interested in a Pacquiao-Foreman fight.

“We want to fight in March and we don’t really want to wait. (If) Mayweather doesn’t want to fight in March, we might fight for the 154 pound title and move up for that eighth world title. I’m thinking about that still and it’s something that I’m kicking around in my head right now. Yuri Foreman might be the opponent. It is a possibility,” Roach said.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Laborer on 12-27-2009

[QUOTE=lead_right;7083950]And you call urself a boxing fan?[/QUOTE] So every boxing fan should agree with you? LOL

Comment by WESS on 12-27-2009

I thought team Pac [B][I]didn't[/I][/B] want to fight in March? Haters say what? lol Mayweather gladly accepted the fight OFFER of March 13th from team Pac.....

Comment by RodBarker on 12-27-2009

[QUOTE=KrisSilver;7093765]Manny's camp is just entertaining the idea of several fights to show they are in-fact flexible, and have many options.[/QUOTE] Off course they have lots of options as does Floyd , you think Manny can just walk away with a…

Comment by RodBarker on 12-27-2009

[QUOTE=talip bin osman;7093568]i think PBF wont fall for this MP vs paulie or yuri kinda thing... he himself wants to fight matthew hatton first... so ive read...[/QUOTE] So Ive read sheeese , havent you got a fuken brain for yourself…

Comment by Kris Silver on 12-27-2009

Manny's camp is just entertaining the idea of several fights to show they are in-fact flexible, and have many options.

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