Pacquiao fight could be in Macau or Singapore


In this June 9, 2012 file photo, Timothy Bradley lands a punch to the body of Manny Pacquiao in the ninth round of their WBO world welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)

Manny Pacquiao may meet an old foe in a new place in September.

Promoter Bob Arum said he is trying to put together a fifth fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel

Marquez and shopping it to casinos in Macau and Singapore. He said Saturday night at the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado fight that the bout would likely be at one of the Venetian hotel-casinos in Macau or Singapore.

“The thing we’re waiting on is which one of their hotels they want to do it at,” Arum said.

Marquez would be the most likely opponent for Pacquiao, though Arum indicated earlier that Timothy

Bradley — who won a disputed decision over Pacquiao last year — is another possibility.

Marquez knocked Pacquiao out in the sixth round in December, flattening the Filipino fighter with a right hand that left him face down on the canvas for 2 minutes. It was the first win for Marquez in four fights between the two rivals.

If Pacquiao meets Marquez, it could be held far from the Las Vegas Strip, where they fought all four of their fights. The MGM Grand hotel would ordinarily figure to be the host for the bout, but the hotel reportedly is holding a September date for Floyd Mayweather Jr., assuming he beats Robert Guerrero at the hotel May 4.

Arum is in Macau this week for the fight card Saturday night at the Venetian featuring two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming of China in his pro debut.

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  • Val Sor

    I want Pacquiao the boxer back, not Pacquiao the congressman nor the Bible Pacquiao. I want Pacauiao the hungry the athlete boxer who trains hard, wants to win, and win hard — no girls, no vice.

  • Batang Altura

    ganyan talaga boxing oanumang sports may natatalo at may nanalo , wag nating laitin si Manny sa pag-katalo nya kay Marquez unang panalo pa lang nya yun sa apat na laban. NAPAKALAKING karangalan ang naibigay ni Manny sa bansa natin, EIGTH DIVISIONS WORLD TITLES, wala pang nakakagawa nyan sa larangan ng boxing sa buong mundo. matagal tagal na panahon din bago masira ang record na ito..pabordin ako sa ideyang mag-retire na siya at mag-pahinga umalis sa pulitika ksi di nya linya yan..

  • axe musk

    Pacquiao is done in boxing. This is just a desperate move on his promoter, but they will no longer rake the same volume of dollars as they did in the past Marquez fight… The people had already known who the “Real Looser” in the last 2 fights…. As the saying goes “No person can serve two masters at the same time”… Maybe Pacquiao needs a return on his Political Dynasty’s expenses in the upcoming elections…. Wala rin pinag kaiba sa mga “Trapos” pala….

  • Philcor

    may rumor na retired na daw si pacquiao…


    nasarapan sa tulog. gustong ulitin. magpuyat ka muna ng magpuyat sa love offering at mga gawain at polpolitika. matutulog ka uli ng mahimbing mr. manny

  • pitingkapuya

    What’s the point? Another knockout for Pacquiao?


    let pacman fight wherever, whenever, whatever, whoever he wishes to fight. sana naman kalimutan na nya ang politics of promises. he is now named in sarangani as the most promising congressman. promised a hospital, pero sya yung naospital. mauubos ang space dito kapag ilagay ang lahat ng promises. cge iboto nyo uli and include jinxkee.

    • brando alejandro

      May naitayong hospital na by him. Hahaha!

  • Yet Jua

    sana huwag nang pag-abalahan si paquiao kasi nakaboring siyang panoorin at walang kapormaporma sa boksing unlike Donaire or Marquez….ang huling talo niya kay marquez i think was one of the most worst in boxing history..2 times bumagsak at ang isa talagang tulog siya…soi think he won only through prayers from Mommy Dionisia at prayers niya rin when he was still a devout Roman Catholic believer…..

    • Batang Altura


    • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

      Bakit isinasama mo ang kultong relihiyon sa boxing. Pati ba naman boxing gusto pa ninyong pakialaman. Focus na lang muna kayo sa RH law. Baka mabutata na naman ang Kultong relihiyon mo.

      • Yet Jua

        Remember 1.2 billion ang population nang Roman Catholic around the world and i think its not fair to consider it as a cult…ikaw kasi ignorante ka at siguro kulang ka sa aral…it doesn’t mean that if im a Catholic i’m againts that RH law…during the selection of the new Pope almost all countries in the world including the very rich countries,the muslim nations,the communist,the buddhist were all watching the result of that event and even sent their respective delegations during the inauguration that included the VIP’s of those nations and by the way it was shown all over the world via CNN,BBC and other giant telecommunication companies.So sa tingin mo na bobo ka kulto lang yun?

      • disqus_WIkXYUshrh

        Tama ka pinaka.alaking kulto di ba? congtats sister, kung nun ka man.

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