Despite recently signing a contract extension with Top Rank Promotions, Manny Pacquiao’s future options just might have slightly improved with Bob Arum burying the hatchet with Oscar De la Hoya.
After Floyd Mayweather’s grueling victory over Marcos Maidana on Saturday, the demand for a showdown against Manny Pacquiao rings loudly from two heavyweight legends.
Could we possibly see a Sergio Martinez-Manny Pacquiao showdown? Should the middleweight champion defeat Miguel Cotto on June 7, Lou DiBella says it might become a reality.
Manny Pacquiao is currently negotiating a contract extension with his promoter, Top Rank, which would entail five fights through 2016, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum confirmed to RingTV.com on Monday.
Manny Pacquiao says that a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could not happen until 2015 if Mayweather is not willing to work with Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Manny Pacquiao is familiar with the top two candidates to be his next opponent, having lost by split-decision to Tim Bradley in 2012 and having sparred many rounds with Ruslan Provodnikov.
The United States Court of Appeal for The Fifth Circuit has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit that was filed by Imperial ED against Manny Pacquiao. The suit was described as “frivolous” by the fighter’s advisor, Michael Koncz.
Reports that Manny Pacquiao owes $18.5 million in unpaid taxes to the IRS are incorrect, and “the recent stories contain serious errors,” according to an attorney for the eight-division titlewinner.
Manny Pacauiao is working with an inventor from Ottawa, Canada, to bring a new energy source to his native Philippines.
Brandon Rios says of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao: “We both like to fight. We both hardly back down. We both throw a lot of punches in bunches. So it’s going to be one helluva good fight.”
Tim Bradley told ESPN that he ranks himself between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez and ahead of Manny Pacquiao as the top fighters at 147 pounds.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said that in the next few days he’ll be meeting with fighters and their teams in New York, with the goal of selecting Manny Pacquaio’s September opponent no later than Sunday.