Philippines, 26 Jun 2019
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Maloney L. Samaco

Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name






FIGHT RESULTS            


HOUSE NEWS                






BOXING GYMS               



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor

Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva

List of Articles by Maloney L. Samaco



By Maloney L. Samaco
24 Mar 2018

Manny Pacquiao’s lawyer Eldibrando Viernesto asserted that his client’s contract with Top Rank has already expired and that Pacquiao is free to make his own promotional acts. Pacquiao recently snubbed a fight against Mike Alvarado proposed by Top Rank and instead organized a fight against Lucas Matthysse under his own MP Promotions, in coordination with Golden Boy Promotions who handles Matthysse.

“I reviewed the contract and I found out that Bob Arum has no more say even in the rematch, should there be any, between Manny Pacquiao and Australian boxer Jeff Horn,” Viernesto was quoted by

Pacquiao's media relations officer Aquiles Zonio cited Top Rank of aborting two fights Pacquiao started to organize outside of the United States.

“In two separate occasions, Arum called up Pacquiao’s financiers threatening to file a lawsuit if Top Rank is not included in the promotion. They cowed in fear resulting to the scrapping of the fight," Zonio wrote in

One of those lucrative fights would be the proposed clash against Amir Khan that Pacquiao said he was negotiating last year. Arum allegedly knew Pacquiao was offered big money from financiers in Dubai. And with Top Rank now being blamed of trying to sink a Malaysian offer to fight Matthysse, Pacquiao is said to be determined to continue that deal on his own initiatives.

Arum insists Pacquiao is still connected with his company, and he plans of Top Rank participating in the promotion of his next fight if he faces WBA regular welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on June 24 in Malaysia.

Had Pacquiao fought Amir Khan and won last year it would have boosted his career and probably would not be on a downhill. But Arum let Pacquiao face Jeff Horn, who is also under Top Rank, and the fighting senator was badly bullied and beaten by a controversial 12 round decision last July in Australia.

Pacquiao was also persuaded by Arum to match Jessie Vargas and Timothy Bradley who are also Top Rank boxers. Public interest is very low for the third Pacquiao-Bradley encounter, which was obviously an easy fight for Manny. The Pacquiao-Vargas fight is another less interesting match.

If Pacquiao is no longer connected with Arum and Top Rank, he is free to negotiate with Golden Boy Promotions who has a deal with Matthysse. If the investors in Malaysia could not put up the money then it could be a problem for the fight for June.

Is a legal battle looming? Arum insists Pacquiao is still with Top Rank. Pacquiao fought for Arum all these years, and he made his promotional company earn a lot of money.

According to sports analyst Atty. Ed Tolentino, Viernesto disclosed to him in an exclusive interview that the 2014 deal was signed by Pacquiao on April 19, 2014, just seven days after the Bradley rematch.

"This was a four-fight contract with one fight remaining from the 2006 deal, which makes the (2014 deal) five fights in all," said Viernesto. "From the date of the signing, Pacquiao fought Chris Algieri, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Timothy Bradley, Jessie Vargas and Jeff Horn. That makes it five fights in all," Viernesto told Tolentino in

The 2014 contract has been finished and Pacquiao's remaining obligation is the rematch with Horn without any timetable. Horn already faced another opponent in Gary Corcoran after the Pacquiao fight and is scheduled to battle Terence Crawford. Pacquiao can also fight Matthysse without Top Rank's intervention because their hold on Pacquiao is limited to the Horn rematch.

"That fight (rematch with Horn) is not (even) immediate," added Viernesto. "In fact, Horn already fought once (against Gary Corcoran)."

The match-making that Pacquiao has undergone since his fight with Mayweather is not that impressive. According to Chris Williams of "If you look at the three fights that Arum put him in against Tim Bradley, Jessie Vargas and Jeff Horn, it’s no wonder why Pacquiao hasn’t brought in huge ratings. Those were bad choices for Pacquiao. He should have been fighting guys like Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia."

Golden Boy Promotions will not make the Pacquiao-Matthysse fight happen if the Malaysian investment does not come out. Without the money, it would be difficult to finance the match since it’s not a prime fight and not enough to sell on PPV in the U.S.

If Top Rank and Pacquiao are no longer connected and dropped his long-time trainer Freddie Roach, then Pacqiuiao is on a fresh start. Williams added: "It’ll be interesting to see if Pacquiao is able to turn things around. With the right kind of match-making and a couple of big wins, Pacquiao could become a top fighter again."

Back to Maloney L. Samaco's Articles Listing

Recent In-House articles:

  • A deep concern for Manny Pacquiao
    By Recah Trinidad, 26 Jun 2019
    By , 26 Jun 2019
  • July 13: Shakur Stevenson to Fight Franklin Manzanilla in Newark Homecoming
    By , 26 Jun 2019
  • Boxeo Telemundo Summer Series Lineup
    By , 26 Jun 2019
    By , 26 Jun 2019
  • Thorslund wins WBO World female super bantamweight title
    By Lito delos Reyes, 25 Jun 2019
  • Tinampay fights Sultan on June 26 in Bohol
    By Lito delos Reyes, 25 Jun 2019
  • DC amateur boxing team scores 6 wins
    By Lito delos Reyes, 25 Jun 2019
    By , 25 Jun 2019
  • Otha Jones III Dismantles Horabin in 100 seconds
    By , 25 Jun 2019
  • Muhsin Cason Scores First Round TKO to Extend Undefeated Record
    By , 25 Jun 2019
  • Ryan Walsh-Lewis Paulin and Ohara Davies-Miguel Vazquez LIVE on ESPN+ Friday, June 28
    By , 25 Jun 2019
  • De Guzman wins Grandmaster Rosendo Balinas Jr. chess cup
    By Marlon Bernardino, 25 Jun 2019
  • TMZ SPORTS EXCLUSIVE: Keith Thurman Betting $10k On Himself to KO Pacquiao Before Round 3
    By , 25 Jun 2019
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 25 Jun 2019
  • Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Interactive Boxing Exhibit Museum Now Open to the Public
    By , 25 Jun 2019
  • Prokick: Europe vs. Asia results - Smith earns WKN Intercontinental Welterweight title
    By , 24 Jun 2019
  • Billel Dib reflects on Andrew Cancio's victory, wants world title clash next
    By , 24 Jun 2019
  • Bigfoot Silva vs. Greg Tony headlines WKN World Cup in Auckland
    By , 24 Jun 2019
  • Former ALA Fighter Rey Caitom in Action this Saturday in Singapore
    By Carlos Costa, 24 Jun 2019


 has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to

    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2019