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Bob Arum Sees Pacquiao-Marquez 5 in Sept., NOT in US

BY Michael Woods ON January 16, 2013
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Pacquiao Marquez 111109 008aPromoter Bob Arum believes he doesn’t think Juan Manuel Marquez has talked about retirement as an option as a bargaining chip heading towards a fifth fight against Manny Pacquiao. Speaking at Kingsway Gym in NYC, as the headliners for the Saturday Top Rank/K2 card at the Madison Square Garden Theater chatted with media, Arum said he wants to make a fifth tussle in September. He thinks the bout would take place in perhaps Macau, Mexico City, or Singapore…but not in the US. Why? Because top rate income taxes for highest earners in the US has jumped from 35% to 39.6%. “Enough is enough,” Arum railed.

Of the chatter that Marquez might walk away from the game on a massive high note, Arum said he believes Marquez at face value. “It’s not a negotiating ploy,” he said. “He’s a really proud guy, he’s saved his money, he has a degree in accounting.” Maybe he wants to do that is so rarely done, walk away after a win. “The kid knows how to negotiate without threatening,” he said.

Arum would like to do a heavy push, six months worth, of promotion for a September scrap between the rivals. He noted that he doesn’t have to pull out all the stops. All he has to do to hype it, he said, is “show the clips. Show the friggin’ clips.”

When Manny went down, and Mitt Romney’s jaw dropped, his job was almost done in hyping another tangle between the two.

Yeah, Romney, at the arena, looked more surprised at the Pacman KO than he did when Obama bettered him on November 6.

Arum said Marquez could expect to earn a career-best payday for a fifth scrap. He doesn't seem to think Manny would do an interim fight, and would like the boxer to undergo super stringent testing, at the Cleveland Clinic, to make sure his brain is as it should be post KO. He noted that Pacquiao is in charge, not the promoter, not trainer Freddie Roach, who has gone on record as saying he didn't think Manny should get in the ring in April, so soon after a vicious KO.

SPEEDBAG Arum said he will wait and see what the Vegas commission rules on a length of suspension for Julio "Cheech" Chavez Jr., before trying to plan what's next for the son of the legend. "If he smoked a joint to help him sleep that's better than a sleeping pill," Arum said. He repeated his take that it's a good thing boxing promoters don't get tested for reefer, and that the weed is legal in many states. No, he said, he wouldn't stage a Junior fight somewhere outside the US. "I'll abide by the Nevada commission," he said. Best case scenario would probably be a rematch with Sergio Martinez, in November. Martinez has a fight booked, against Martin Murray, in the meantime. They tussle April 27 in Argentina. Arum would like Junior to get in a bout before a rematch, as well.

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deepwater says:

bob is just following the money.pacman will be ok. just get a few mri 's and keep an eye on any changes in health. my jaw dropped worse the romneys when i heard dictator/mayorforlife bloomberg just banned private citizens from giving food to the homeless. at first I thought it was a joke like "dont feed the animals" but on further review the ban is in effect because the state(bloomberg) can not get a calorie count or transfat percentage. so in the dictators love of the people ,you will be arrested if you give a bum a slice of pizza. no wonder there is a capitol flight around here.

BoxeoMichoacan says:

I think Manny should retire. He no longer listens to his corner and got caught by something super basic. I really feel his future health will be in jeopardy if he continues fighting plus years of PED use will eventually take its toll. I think Canelo vs Mayweather also does better numbers than Pacquiao vs Marquez IMO

Carmine Cas says:

I think Bob Arum has his hand so far up Manny's a**, calling pacman his puppet would be an understatement. He just suffered severe head trauma, why not put him match him with someone who has pillow fists.....hmmm I wonder who'd that be. Big head Bradley, now that Pacquiao has incurred a 2 fight losing streak, a comeback fight against his first opponent who recently defeated. Bradley shouldn't be able to hurt pacquiao, if Pacquiao looks fine than the 5th. Don't just feed him to Marquez without a fight before. He can have as many negative mri's and pass every neurological test, but the one thing that cannot be tested until show time is confidence. After I loss like that, it's not going to be too high, he needs to fight someone who isn't going to hurt him. Bradley makes sense, he isn't a huge threat and if promoted well it can generate revenue.

SouthPaul says:

Lmao @ Deepwater. This cat is slick the way he will be talking up boxing then fires off a one two combo political update. Nicely done, sir....

deepwater says:

I think Bob Arum has his hand so far up Manny's a**, calling pacman his puppet would be an understatement. He just suffered severe head trauma, why not put him match him with someone who has pillow fists.....hmmm I wonder who'd that be. Big head Bradley, now that Pacquiao has incurred a 2 fight losing streak, a comeback fight against his first opponent who recently defeated. Bradley shouldn't be able to hurt pacquiao, if Pacquiao looks fine than the 5th. Don't just feed him to Marquez without a fight before. He can have as many negative mri's and pass every neurological test, but the one thing that cannot be tested until show time is confidence. After I loss like that, it's not going to be too high, he needs to fight someone who isn't going to hurt him. Bradley makes sense, he isn't a huge threat and if promoted well it can generate revenue.

True his confidence might not be there. Malignagi couldn't break an egg so him or big head would be good matches

deepwater says:

Thank you sir

Radam G says:

Magic Man Paulie is dancing with Sugar Shane Mosley.

BTW, it is nothing wrong with Da Manny's confidence. It is hard talking him out of fighting this and that opponent. Mirage champion Bradley could get a shot. But it will probably in Singapore or Abu Dhabi. Holla!

amayseng says:

big head cant even get a fight.... thats how pathetic that fake win over pacman was, he is almost out of the game....

im calling it now as shane beats paulie by ud... shane didnt look half bad against canelo, who was younger faster stronger and has great power in both hands, at 40 just too much for shane plus shane just isnt the same at 154, too small for it...at 147 and against a good boxer but with no power in paulie shane has a great chance...

pacs confidence will be fine, in fact an april or may fight is better against jmm than a sept fight..

just take the tests, pass the tests, get some rest and get into training camp for 6 weeks with freddie and all will be good.....

Bernie Campbell says:

Whats Arum know, idiot spoke in favor of Chavez jr. after he was smoking dope! How would Bob like it if one of his children were caught on camera with a spliff! Friggun hippocrit!

brownsugar says:

It's a shame that Bradley's got himself locked into a guilded cage... yes received a good payday,.. But his reputation took a huge hit because he never acknowleged the fact that he got a gift. Other fighters feel he's protected and undeserving so the best opportunities.... steer clear of Bradley,... while Bradley won't take the fights within reach because he's tasted the bigtime... a vicious cycle of inactivity and broken promises...

But as amayseng alluded to,.. Arum brings Bradley out of mothballs(Arums gotta get his moneys worth you see),.. But this time Bradley does'nt win even if he does "win"..... Paq gets a crown,... Marquez vs Paq 5 becomes bigger than ever... fans text-in to TopRank casting thier votes regarding who they want the winner to be..... The first fight to be cast in 3-D. (for an extra 15.99) The fight breaks attendance and PPV records.

brownsugar says:

It's a shame that Bradley's got himself locked into a guilded cage... yes received a good payday,.. But his reputation took a huge hit because he never acknowleged the fact that he got a gift. Other fighters feel he's protected and undeserving so the best opportunities.... steer clear of Bradley,... while Bradley won't take the fights within reach because he's tasted the bigtime... a vicious cycle of inactivity and broken promises...

But as amayseng alluded to,.. Arum brings Bradley out of mothballs(Arums gotta get his moneys worth you see),.. But this time Bradley does'nt win even if he does "win"..... Paq gets a crown,... Marquez vs Paq 5 becomes bigger than ever... fans text-in to TopRank casting thier votes regarding who they want the winner to be..... The first fight to be cast in 3-D. (for an extra 15.99) The fight breaks attendance and PPV records.

Radam G says:

The Cali Cranium Crusher' aka Mirage Beltholder is the tragedy of a gift decision. His career is ruined. A cheat victory over Da Manny spelled waterloo. Every judge and his booty-scatching sidekick is waiting to score against against Tim Bradley.

Dude is the most hated avoided champion in a while. No fighter wants to whip his arse for that WBO belt. The WBO even made a different type for the Marquez-Pacquiao Bout. And are considering making all its belts differenf from the one that Bradley has.

Danggit! Holla!

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