Tuesday, September 25, 2018
  • share this

Pacman may end up fighting Alvarado

By: - Editor / @RLuarcaINQ
/ 05:25 AM February 24, 2018

Photo by Randolph B. Leongson

While Manny Pacquiao doesn’t find Mike Alvarado a palatable foe on April 14, the eight-division world champion may yet sign the contract being dangled by Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.

That’s because agreeing to fight Alvarado rather than his opponent of choice, Lucas Matthysse, will assure Pacquiao of a bigger, more rewarding fight against either Terence Crawford or Vasyl Lomachenko in November.


And to make the offer even more enticing, Pacquiao will be given the leeway to choose between Crawford or Lomachenko, both of whom are regarded among the world’s best pound-for-pound fighters.

Preferring to pit his fighters against each other, Arum has Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) calendared to battle Alvarado (38-4, 26 KOs) in an ESPN card headlined by Crawford against Jeff Horn for the WBO welterweight crown.

The 86-year-old Arum expects Pacquiao to score an impressive win, even via knockout, over Alvarado, at Mandalay Bay Events Center.

Arum told Ring TV.com that Pacquiao’s fight in the fall will be against either Crawford, provided that he beats Horn, or Lomachenko.

“That’s going to be up to Mr. Pacquiao,” Arum said. “I’m going to be like Switzerland having both of these guys. Both can make good money fighting Pacquiao and I’m going to let Manny, assuming everything works out in April, make the decision.”

Pacquiao must hurdle Alvarado first if he wants another megabuck bout.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Manny Pacquiao, Mike Alvarado
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

All-video Turner Prize nominees take political stance

September 25, 2018 05:33 PM


Efforts vs swine fever ramped up in China

September 25, 2018 05:32 PM


China demands US cancel arms sale to Taiwan

September 25, 2018 05:32 PM

© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.