Updated: Sun, 07 Apr 2013 18:03:33 GMT | By Agence France-Presse

Pacquiao 'wants Macau fight'

Philippines boxing hero Manny Pacquiao wants his next fight to be in Macau, according to his promoter Bob Arum, who says they are working on an autumn showdown in the casino enclave.


Pacquiao 'wants Macau fight'

Manny Pacquiao in the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao wants his next fight to be in Macau, according to his promoter Bob Arum, who says they are working on an autumn showdown in the casino enclave.

Negotiations are ongoing for a September rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked Pacquiao out in December, Pacquiao's spokeswoman Rose Tamayo told AFP earlier this week.

Asked late on Saturday at The Venetian resort-hotel in Macau if Pacquiao would be appearing there this year, Arum said: "I hope so, I certainly hope so. That will not be this summer, but will maybe be in the fall.

"I know he's expressed a desire to fight here, so we are working on that."

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

Tamayo had said that Dubai and Singapore were also options.

Pacquiao, 34, has won an unprecedented eight world titles in different weight divisions, and was until recently regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer.

But he lost his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown in June last year in a controversial points decision to US fighter Timothy Bradley, then suffered a knockout defeat to Marquez.

10Comments
Apr 8, 2013 8:30AM
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Awat na Manny, baka ma puruhan ka pa! Pera lang yan
Apr 9, 2013 5:02AM
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This is not the time for Manny to stop fighting, Instead he must focus more on boxing and think how to defeat the fighthing style of Marquez.,Pacquaio is our hero,he uplifted us so many times, Now he needs more our support and trust, So let's not criticize him instead

Apr 8, 2013 6:27PM
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Pacquiao vs Marquez 5. I hope this will be the last one. No more excuses after this one.
Apr 8, 2013 12:36AM
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Medyo matanda na Manny. Retire ka na lang at concentrate on your work in Cogress. Mas marami pang matutulungan mo kaysa kasikatan mo s****xing. Tama na please. Listen to Mama Dionisia.
Apr 9, 2013 12:52AM
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I think

Manny you should go back to the religion you where raised on

If not you are just a lost soul.

How much money you give to them already.

Loco Loco Kuya

Apr 8, 2013 7:58PM
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You must stop while you're still alive. The signs has been given. Concentrate on your other undertakings...
Apr 9, 2013 12:55AM
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I think Manny is getting to the pathetic sta****ith his fighting

Are there no more opponents

Why are you so scared to fight Fag Weather

Same fighters all the time time time

Not real Unreal, my friend.

How dissapointing.

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