No US bout for Pacquiao, Marquez




02:07 AM January 18th, 2013

By: Roy Luarca, January 18th, 2013 02:07 AM

Manny Pacquiao likely won’t fight Juan Manuel Marquez in the US. Photo AP

The fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is likely to push through in September, but not in Las Vegas as originally envisioned.

Promoter Bob Arum, miffed by the steep taxation being applied to high income taxes in the United States, told The Sweet Science Wednesday that he’s inclined to stage the titanic bout in gambling haven Macau, Marquez’s homeland Mexico or Singapore.

From 35 percent, prime tax rate in the US has been raised to 39.6 percent, prompting Arum to raise a howl of protest. “Enough is enough,” Arum said.

If ever, Arum thinks there’s no need to hype Pacquiao-Marquez V anymore.

Just the clip of Marquez knocking out Pacquiao cold with a right straight before the sixth round ended will lure fight fans in or prompt them to buy pay-per-view.

That brutal knockout is sure to earn Marquez his biggest paycheck ever, upwards of $15 million, in September.

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