Updated: Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:34:03 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Pacquiao eyeing November fight in Macau

Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will likely face either of US fighters Brandon Rios or Mike Alvarado in Macau in November, his promoter Bob Arum said.


Pacquiao eyeing November fight in Macau

Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines concentrates during his WBO welterweight title match against Timothy Bradley of the US at the MGM Grand Arena on June 9, 2012 in Las Vegas. Pacquiao will likely face either of US fighters Brandon Rios or Mike Alvarado in Macau in November, his promoter Bob Arum said.

Pacquiao, 34, who has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight divisions, had wanted to fight either Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and unbeaten US boxer Timothy Bradley, who both beat him last year.

But they decided to fight each other in Las Vegas in September.

"The choice is between Alvarado and Rios," Arum said via a long-distance telephone call, conceding that Marquez or Bradley had been his initial priorities.

Pacquiao's next fight was pushed back because October was a busy month for the Chinese in Macau with many holidays, making November a better choice, Arum said.

Pacquiao lost his World Boxing Organisation welterweight crown in June last year in a controversial points decision to Bradley, then suffered a knockout defeat to Marquez.

The Philippine boxer, who has a win-loss record of 54-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts, was until then regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. But the losses raised calls that he should consider retiring.

Pacquiao has said he wanted his next fight to be outside the US, where he has traditionally fought in front of huge crowds and for enormous pay-per-view television revenues, to avoid high taxes.

9Comments
Apr 27, 2013 2:39AM
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the best decision manny pacquiao, to do, is to stop fighting, he is now a sundowner...that is only my very best idea for him..fame.. he has already,and that is enough..
Apr 28, 2013 4:05AM
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keep going pacman.. aslong ask u can.. boxing is in ur blood.... safering u had before is trials . to became strong and brave.. i believ in you.. i dont care i ur lost.. i know ur gladiator,

Apr 25, 2013 10:21PM
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our national Z-Hero is fighting retirees again.I thought he will take care of his cons****uents.
but "silicon valley "Jinkie will represent him....
have you read the Audit report concerning the last term of our genius "lawyer"congressman?
ZERO investments.Zero projects?
where is the money of this chronic absentee in the Congress.
My God spare us from this kind o****seless guys to lead the country

Apr 26, 2013 8:28AM
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During Pacquiao fight with Bradley I said that he will lost and I am right. Again with Juanma

I said that he will lost again and am right. With that consecutive lost , I believed it is time for

Pacquiao to retire to avoid another embarassing lost to either Bam Bam Rios or Max Alvarado.

Apr 26, 2013 5:41AM
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Why do you think because he is a champion boxer, that he can ru****untry, so stupid to think tha**** is a shame people voted him in office because of his popularity!!
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