Philippines, 29 Aug 2015
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



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




 
News  


PACQUIAO WANTS MAYWEATHER BOUT


PhilBoxing.com




“I‘ve said this over and over before and I’m saying this again,I want Floyd Mayweather Jr. to be my next opponent and I haven’t changed my choice despite recent developments.”

Thus World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao declared by way of reacting to reports in media partly blaming him should the projected mega-fight not materialize.

“I am meeting with my promoter, Bob Arum on Tuesday and I will insist that the fight with Mayweather be given the preference than the four others in the list I will fight next,” Pacquiao told this writer in Tagalog in a long distance telephone conversation yesterday from General Santos City.

Asked where and what time his meeting with Arum, will be held, except to say that the American Hall of Fame promoter is arriving today .

“It’s not really fair for some quarters to blame me if, in the long run, the fight wouldn’t push through,” the 33-year-old RING MAGAZINE pound-for-pound best quipped. “As I have also been saying many times before, I fight for the fans. I want the fans to be happy always.”

“Whoever the fans want me to fight, I will face him atop the ring. I don’t choose fight. It is my promoter who does because it’s his job. My job is to fight, everybody must realize that,” Pacquiao, a lawmaker, a singer, movie actor, television host and a columnist, emphasized.

“Whoever says I’m ducking this fighter or that fighter, doesn’t know me, or just plainly wants to put me in bad light,” he surmised. “I never dodged from fighting anybody. If I did, I won’t be where I am now.”

The Pacquiao-Mayweather confrontation, the fight all of the boxing world wants to see, looked to have cleared of the impediments that aborted previous tries for it to materialize after Nevada Justice of the Peace Judge Melissa Saragosa deferred the unbeaten American welterweight 90-day incarceration she herself handed down shortly before year 2011 ended.
Statements coming from Arum though beclouded its realization in May as Mayweratherr himself wants leading every Tom, Dick and Harry to finger-pointing and blaming all those concerned, including the eight-division kingpin. The Harvard graduate Arum wants the Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown held in November instead.

One of the arguments Arum advanced was that since the fight could be biggest in the history of boxing in terms of economics, he wants the fight held in a bigger arena he’s proposing to be constructed in the sing city of Las Vegas rather than the MGM Grand the World Boxing 147-pound belt holder had, in fact, reserved.

“After we’ve met, there will be negotiations between my promoters and his counterpart in whoever I’m going to fight. And you and I know that many things can happen in a negotiation,” he related. “If we agree that I will face Mayweather, then my promoter will talk to his counterpart in the Mayweather camp.”

“When Arum sits in the negotiation table, he will be laying on the table all the conditions we want, which , everybody knew already are simple. That I will abide by his demand for drug testing. I am even agreeable to get lesser purse just so the fight would push through,” he recalled. “In other words, as far as my side is concerned, there will be no problem.”

“We know, too, that Mayweather has no promoter. He negotiates by himself. So if the fight won’t be realized, it’s no longer because of me,” Pacquiao said.


Click here to view a list of other articles written by Eddie Alinea.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • REMEMBERING ANGELO DUNDEE
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • INSIDE SPORTS: FOR COUNTRY?
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • ANDRE BERTO LOS ANGELES WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Pacquiao in Cebu to grace shootfest
    By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • SANTA CRUZ, MARES MAKE WEIGHT; COMPLETE WEIGHIN RESULTS AT STAPLES
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Zab Judah Headlines Night of GCP Boxing at The Space at Westbury on September 10
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • TONIGHT!! Tony Hirsch looking to win IBU Middleweight title on GSS inaugural Best In Boxing series
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • HERNANDEZ REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH UNANIMOUS DECISION
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Campillo and Cuello Training in Paradise
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Boxer Victor Ortiz -- Charged with Assault & Battery ... For Country Music Brawl
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • Adrien Broner To Fight For Fourth World Title vs. Khabib Allakhverdiev Oct. 3 On SHOWTIME From U.S. Bank In Cincinnati
    By , Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • MARCIAL WINS HIS FIRST BOUT IN ASBC ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS, CONVINCINGLY
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • LEYTE SPORTS ACADEMY DOMINATES BOXING IN BATANG PINOY VISAYAS LEG
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Sat, 29 Aug 2015
  • DONAIRE TO OPEN TRAINING CAMP FOR QUIGG TITLE FIGHT NEXT WEEK
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • FLOYD “MONEY” MAYWEATHER LAS VEGAS WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • MARIO FERNANDEZ SCORES BRILLIANT WIN IN OPENING BOUT OF ASIAN BOXING CHAMPIONSHIPS; MARCIAL ALSO TRIUMPHS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • ALA PROMOTIONS AT STUBHUB COULD BE VERY EXCITING
    By Ed de la Vega, DDS, Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • MARIO FERNANDEZ SCORES BRILLIANT WIN IN OPENING BOUT OF ASIAN BOXINBG CHAMPIONSHIPS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • AZKALS: PALAMI WANTS TO IGNITE FOOTBALL PASSION IN PHILIPPINES
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • DENVER CUELO’S PROMOTER OFFERS TO STAGE WBC TITLE ELIMINATOR IN MANILA
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • MIGUEL COTTO AND CANELO ALVAREZ NEW YORK CITY PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • FONFARA & CLEVERLY COLLIDE IN LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN OCTOBER 16
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • Team Mosley fires back to the WBC "You need to look at the facts before you comment"
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015
  • Solid supporting fights added to M-1 Challenge 61 Sept. 20 in Russia
    By , Fri, 28 Aug 2015


  •  




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


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2015 philboxing.com.