Want some real bite? Is it true that Manny Pacquiao will never fight again in America? “No, that is not true,” says Bob Arum (and more on the subject in this brand new exclusive video).
Radio Rahim of our sister site MaxBoxing has landed another great “off limits” exclusive interview, this time with legendary boxing promoter Arum of Top Rank. Topics discussed include Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, Brandon Rios, Mike Alvarado, Nonito Donaire and so much more.
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HONG KONG—Years ago Macau snatched the title of the world’s biggest gambling hub from Las Vegas and now, it wants a slice of the boxing action, too.
With Manny Pacquiao following Chinese star Zou Shiming to the glitzy casino haven near Hong Kong, Macau looks set to copy Vegas by becoming a boxing capital—with promoters eyeing a huge potential audience in China.
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Former pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, seeking to get his mojo back after being knocked out cold by rival Juan Manuel Marquez in December, will return to action to face brawler Brandon Rios this fall, Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz told ESPN.com on Monday.
The fight, the first for Filipino icon Pacquiao outside the United States since 2006, will take place at the CotaiArena at the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel in Macau, China, on Nov. 24, which is Nov. 23 in the United States.
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Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez ditched an available fifth bout against rival Manny Pacquiao and instead will fight California’s Timothy Bradley in September, according to reports.
Promoter Bob Arum told the L.A. Times he’s planning to set the fight at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Sept. 14.
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Pound for pound boxing king Floyd Mayweather has given the biggest hint yet, that a fight between himself and Manny Pacquiao is unlikely to ever happen. While Floyd continues to wipe the floor with whoever is put in front og him. Manny has suffered two defeats in a row, to Timothy Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Mayweather has now stated, “Manny Pacquiao has got a lot of hurdles to get over to get to me. He just got two back-to-back losses. I tried to make the fight happen. Only thing I was asking for was random blood and urine testing just to show the world the sport of boxing is a clean sport.”
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Last summer, the pair, close friends at the time, joined forces to establish the short-lived TMT (The Money Team) Promotions and were off to a fabulous start having acquired several big names such as phenom and two division world champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO), former super middleweight titleholder Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO) and IBF Featherweight Champion Billy Dib (35-1, 21 KO).
There were also rumors that 50 Cent and TMT Promotions would promote Floyd Mayweather’s next bout as well as the biggest fight in history – Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao.
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nelo Alvarez and Austin Trout are going to fight, but they won’t be part of the May 4 pay-per-view undercard beneath Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero. Instead, Canelo and Trout will headline on April 20 in San Antonio, on Showtime.
Though some may be disappointed that the May 4 pay-per-view is losing a prime co-feature, the good news is that we now have two really good main events to look forward to, and this one is so good it kind of makes up for the injury-riddled start that Showtime has had this year. There also seems the possibility that Marcos Maidana will face Josesito Lopez on the undercard of this one, so we might be getting a real firecracker event.
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Mexican promoter Fernando Beltran sees the fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez happening late in the year, not in September as originally envisioned.
Beltran, who co-promotes Marquez, told BoxingScene.com that he believes both fighters are likely to take interim bouts before plunging into another war for the ages.
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At the time, Team Pacquiao was in heavy negotiations with Team Mayweather and for awhile it appeared Pacquiao vs Mayweather would finally happen.
As a result of the Pacquiao-Mayweather talks, Pacquiao vs Marquez 4 was in limbo so Juan Manuel Marquez (55-6-1, 40 KO) expressed his interest in fighting Tim Bradley (29-0, 12 KO) instead.
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Popular sentiment does not always equal undeniable proof.
Quite often, results can create an aura of their own, and through the course of time, the memories become distorted and the truth is stretched. History gives way to legends and sometimes on to myth. The three hundred defeated the one hundred thousand or so, Saint George killed the dragon, and William Wallace was eight feet in height. These and many more are unlikely episodes yet they are padded by time and tradition.
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