PACQUIAO RETURNS TO MACAU FOR NEXT FIGHT - ARUM

Top Rank chief Bob Arum has already a time and date and venue for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight and it’ll happen exactly six months from now. Noontime of Nov. 16 at CotaiArena in The Venetian in Macau. “Macau wants Manny to fight there (again),” said the Hall of Fame promoter from the US. Arum said Macau is willing to go the extra mile in hosting Pacquiao for the second time. Importing Pacquiao to Macau seems to be the most sensible thing to do since the former Portuguese colony is determined to make up for the expected drop in pay-per-view subscriptions given that the fight is going to take place outside the US. Last time Pacquiao fought in Macau, the PPV sales took a hit and there were less than 500,000 buys. Good thing for Pacquiao’s team and Top Rank, The Venetian agreed to extend more financial concessions in anticipation of a massive drop in revenue since the opponent was the lesser known Brandon Rios. Arum said a few weeks ago that Macau doesn’t care about shelling out money because it is trying its best to become the newest and hippest destination. Unless Las Vegas matches what Macau will bring to the table, Arum is looking forward to bringing back Pacquiao again in November. Macau has so much gaming revenue that it would be easy for it to cough out a hefty amount just for the right to host Pacquiao’s fight against anybody. Besides, Pacquiao won’t be taxed heavily if he ends up strutting his stuff over there unlike in the US where more than 30 percent of his purse will go to the taxman. As of today, the only thing that is still lacking is the name of the opponent although the wait will be over pretty soon.

ALSO: Pacquiao, Marquez may clash in Macau

If Juan Manuel Marquez gets past Mike Alvarado on May 17, it’s most likely he will be facing Manny Pacquiao again in November. And, chances are, Pacquiao-Marquez 5 won’t be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but in Macau. Promoter Bob Arum reiterated his desire to stage Pacquiao’s next fight at the world’s new gambling mecca in an interview with Thavoice.com. “Juan Manuel to Macau? I don’t see why not,” said Arum. “Because (trainer) Nacho Beristain is saying if Marquez fights Manny, he doesn’t want the fight to be in the United States because of the high income tax. What else could he be thinking of other than Macau?”

ALSO: Marquez impressed with Pacquiao; fifth fight looms

Juan Manuel Marquez made a rare compliment to archrival Manny Pacquiao, saying the Filipino icon looked good in his fight against Timothy Bradley last April 13. Marquez, who has gone 1-2-1 against Pacquiao – the last of which was a spectacular sixth-round knockout win in December 2012 – is taking on Mike Alvarado this weekend. If he succeeds, a fifth meeting with Pacquiao is highly possible. In an interview with Lem Satterfield of ringtv.com, Marquez had praises for Pacquiao regarding his rematch with Bradley, which the Filipino convincingly won to regain the WBO welterweight title. "I saw the best Manny Pacquiao [in the rematch with Bradley.] Right now, Pacquiao is using his speed and his movement in the ring. I saw the best Manny Pacquiao because he landed a lot of punches with his speed. I liked the way that Manny Pacquiao fought," Marquez explained. "Pacquiao wants to beat everybody. I saw the best Manny Pacquiao. Right now, Manny Pacquiao is a champion again. Everybody knows that Pacquiao is a great fighter. Right now, Pacquiao, he'll be back," he added. Marquez is now eyeing Pacquiao’s title in a bid to become the first Mexican to win championships in five divisions. Reports claimed Bob Arum is mulling another Pacquiao-Marquez clash late this year, possibly in Macau.


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MANILA, MAY 19, 2014 (MANILA BULLETIN) by Nick Giongco - Top Rank chief Bob Arum has already a time and date and venue for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight and it’ll happen exactly six months from now.

Noontime of Nov. 16 at CotaiArena in The Venetian in Macau.

“Macau wants Manny to fight there (again),” said the Hall of Fame promoter from the US.

Arum said Macau is willing to go the extra mile in hosting Pacquiao for the second time.

Importing Pacquiao to Macau seems to be the most sensible thing to do since the former Portuguese colony is determined to make up for the expected drop in pay-per-view subscriptions given that the fight is going to take place outside the US.

Last time Pacquiao fought in Macau, the PPV sales took a hit and there were less than 500,000 buys.

Good thing for Pacquiao’s team and Top Rank, The Venetian agreed to extend more financial concessions in anticipation of a massive drop in revenue since the opponent was the lesser known Brandon Rios.

Arum said a few weeks ago that Macau doesn’t care about shelling out money because it is trying its best to become the newest and hippest destination.

Unless Las Vegas matches what Macau will bring to the table, Arum is looking forward to bringing back Pacquiao again in November.

Macau has so much gaming revenue that it would be easy for it to cough out a hefty amount just for the right to host Pacquiao’s fight against anybody.

Besides, Pacquiao won’t be taxed heavily if he ends up strutting his stuff over there unlike in the US where more than 30 percent of his purse will go to the taxman.

As of today, the only thing that is still lacking is the name of the opponent although the wait will be over pretty soon.

By the end of the week, Arum will get an idea who it is going to be.

This Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila), Juan Manuel Marquez and Mike Alvarado will slug it out in Los Angeles.

It is no secret that Arum is lining up Pacquiao against the survivor of the Marquez-Alvarado showdown.

However, everything is going down the drain if, by a stroke of luck, Floyd Mayweather suddenly makes the ultimate decision to finally get it on with Pacquiao.

But as of this writing, all roads lead to Macau.

FROM THE INQUIRER

Pacquiao, Marquez may clash in Macau By Roy Luarca Philippine Daily Inquirer
12:53 am | Tuesday, May 13th, 2014


Manny Pacquiao, left, and Juan Manuel Márquez. AP FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — If Juan Manuel Marquez gets past Mike Alvarado on May 17, it’s most likely he will be facing Manny Pacquiao again in November.

And, chances are, Pacquiao-Marquez 5 won’t be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, but in Macau.

Promoter Bob Arum reiterated his desire to stage Pacquiao’s next fight at the world’s new gambling mecca in an interview with Thavoice.com. “Juan Manuel to Macau? I don’t see why not,” said Arum.

“Because (trainer) Nacho Beristain is saying if Marquez fights Manny, he doesn’t want the fight to be in the United States because of the high income tax. What else could he be thinking of other than Macau?”

Beristain, who had earlier expressed reservations about the worthiness of a Pacquiao-Marquez 5, could be thinking of Mexico, where Marquez will have the hometown advantage.

Marquez, who initially scoffed at another fight with Pacquiao after knocking out the Filipino ring icon in the sixth round of their fourth fight on Dec. 12, 2012, changed his mind after losing to American Tim Bradley on Oct. 12, 2013.

Pacquiao, on the other hand, resurrected his career with a dominant performance over Brandon Rios on Nov. 24, 2013 in Macau followed by a convincing unanimous decision over Bradley in their rematch last April 12.

Arum announced his intention to bring the Pacquiao act back to Macau following the shabby treatment accorded him by MGM Grand in the promotion of Pacquiao-Bradley 2.

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Marquez impressed with Pacquiao; fifth fight looms By Dino Maragay (philstar.com) | Updated May 14, 2014 - 11:36am 33 344 googleplus1 0


Juan Manuel Marquez says he saw 'the best Manny Pacquiao' in the FIlipino's rematch with Timothy Bradley last April 13. (AP file photo)

MANILA, Philippines – Juan Manuel Marquez made a rare compliment to archrival Manny Pacquiao, saying the Filipino icon looked good in his fight against Timothy Bradley last April 13.

Marquez, who has gone 1-2-1 against Pacquiao – the last of which was a spectacular sixth-round knockout win in December 2012 – is taking on Mike Alvarado this weekend. If he succeeds, a fifth meeting with Pacquiao is highly possible.

In an interview with Lem Satterfield of ringtv.com, Marquez had praises for Pacquiao regarding his rematch with Bradley, which the Filipino convincingly won to regain the WBO welterweight title.

"I saw the best Manny Pacquiao [in the rematch with Bradley.] Right now, Pacquiao is using his speed and his movement in the ring. I saw the best Manny Pacquiao because he landed a lot of punches with his speed. I liked the way that Manny Pacquiao fought," Marquez explained.

"Pacquiao wants to beat everybody. I saw the best Manny Pacquiao. Right now, Manny Pacquiao is a champion again. Everybody knows that Pacquiao is a great fighter. Right now, Pacquiao, he'll be back," he added.

Marquez is now eyeing Pacquiao’s title in a bid to become the first Mexican to win championships in five divisions. Reports claimed Bob Arum is mulling another Pacquiao-Marquez clash late this year, possibly in Macau.

But the Mexican stresses he has to take care of business first against Alvarado.

"It's not that difficult for me [winning another title]. Maybe in the future, I will have the most important fight of my career. Right now, I'm thinking about Alvarado because Alvarado is a tough fighter," he said.

"Right now, I'm thinking about Alvarado. I know that Manny Pacquiao is there if I win this fight" "I don't want to look past this fight right now. Let's find out what happens on Saturday and then go from there," Marquez ended.


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