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Pacquiao purse will be ‘reasonable’ – Arum

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum said yesterday that there is no truth to reports in the Australian media that Manny Pacquiao has been guaranteed a purse of $5-million for his April 23 fight with Jeff Horn......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Arum wants global drumbeat

Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum wants Manny Pacquiao to go on a world tour this year with stops planned in Australia, Russia and England......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 8th, 2017

Horn eyed as Pacquiao’s foe

Bob Arum is keenly awaiting the arrival of Jeff Horn’s promoter in the United States to determine if a showdown with Manny Pacquiao can be made for April 23 in Brisbane, Australia......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 7th, 2017

Pacquiao insists: It’s April

MANILA, Philippines – It’s not just the purse that’s going to be an issue when Manny Pacquiao sits down with his promoter, Bob Arum, regarding his fight sche.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 4th, 2017

Arum lines up future Pacman opponents

Assuming Manny Pacquiao survives Jessie Vargas on Saturday night, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum believes there are a couple of mouth-watering fights down the road for the Filipino legend in 2017 that even doesn’t include Floyd Mayweather......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 4th, 2016

Vargas: I’ll beat up and defeat Pacquiao

BOXING promoter Bob Arum believes that the upcoming welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Mexican champion Jessie Vargas will be an attractive bout for Hispanics. This is why he thinks Vargas will be a better sell than junior welterweight champion .....»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 18th, 2016

Pacquiaos return fight targeted for November 5, says Arum

MANILA, Philippines Manny Pacquiaos return to the ring appears to be inevitable as Top Rank chief Bob Arum has already penciled in the Filipino boxer for a November 5 fight date. Pacquiaos long-time boxing promoter told the LA Times that the a.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 20th, 2016

Mark the date: Nov. 5

Manny Pacquiaos return fight will be held on Nov. 5 after Top Rank chief Bob Arum conferred with the Filipino fighter......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 19th, 2016

Arum prepares opponent shortlist for Pacquiao comeback

MANILA, Philippines – With Manny Pacquiao plotting to come out of his brief retirement, Top Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum has drawn up a shortlist of 3 opponents to face the renowned Filipino boxer.  Arum, who has been Pacquiao's promoter since.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2016

Senator first, boxer second

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum recently said he’s fixing four fights for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2017

Queensland could earn $200M in Pacquiao vs Horn fight, says promoter

MANILA, Philippines – The state of Queensland in Australia can end up raking in huge revenue if it bankrolls the planned fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jef.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 17th, 2017

'Nothing is impossible. I am living proof of that.' - Milan Melindo

strong>'NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.' /strong> This is what the new IBF interim world Jr. light flyweight champion Milan Melindo wishes to impart to aspiring boxers and champions alike. Barely two months after his impressive win over then-IBF number-three ranked light flyweight Fahlan Sakkreerin Jr. at the Cebu Coliseum, Melindo has already set his sights on his next goal. In an interview with ALA Boxing, Melindo shares that he now looks forward to becoming a regular world champion. While there's no final date yet for a fight against regular IBF World Light Flyweight champion Akira Yaegashi, Melindo hasn’t stopped training since coming back to the gym a week after his most recent championship win.  “I didn’t even feel like going on a vacation for the holidays. I know I still have to train harder, I want to train harder”, Melindo added.  strong>Q: Do you feel like you need to train harder because Yaegashi’s a better fighter? /strong> strong>Milan Melindo /strong>: Yes and No. Yaegashi is a good fighter. He doesn't have the world title if he isn’t. But that is not why I am more relentless in my training after my latest fight. I realized what helped me win is the strong motivation from my past two attempts at world titles. Because of the experience, I felt a stronger will to finally win and make something out of my dreams. I want to train harder because I want more. I don’t want to go back to just dreaming of being in this level. There’s more out there, and that’s what I want now. strong>Q: How different is Milan Melindo now? /strong> strong>MM /strong>: There’s not much difference in me as a person. I am the same Milan before I won the title. I want people to know that. What I am is thankful. I am very happy to have finally won a world title for all of us. I am happy I was given the chance fight again despite my failures the past years. More importantly, I am happy with how I turned my doubters to believers. It gives me more confidence to aim higher not just for myself, but also for my gym and country. This is for all of us. strong>Q: Why do you think you succeeded this time? /strong> strong>MM /strong>: I prayed to win. I have to admit, the last fights I had, I don’t pray to win. I pray for guidance instead. I pray for our safety. I was always dependent on our training and my skills as a fighter. But this time, I prayed since I got the date and confirmation of the fight. I prayed all the time. I asked for this. I also worked so hard to win. I realized it does take everything from you to get what you really want to happen. strong>Q: What’s next for Milan Melindo? /strong> strong>MM /strong>: I want to be a regular world champion first. After that, I hope to challenge the other world champions in my division. It’s strange because before I got this title, I was only focused on actually winning it. Now that I have it in my hands, I want to achieve more. I want to get my country on top of the rankings again. It’s the reason I’ve been spending more time training instead of resting after my fight. There’s this want in me that’s keeping me on the move. Milan added that he wants to get his story out, how he failed not once, but twice, before he won his first title. He believes he can inspire other Filipino athletes. “I know not everyone gets the opportunity to big fights, that is why I am very thankful to my manager, my promoter, all the people behind ALA Gym and ALA Promotions, my coaches, stable mates that I’ve sparred with, my family, and of course our TV partner ABS-CBN Sports. Without everyone, the media, and fans who’ve always supported us fighters, I wouldn’t be able to get to where I am now. This is the motivation everyone needs and I hope, everyone finds. I hope the young fighters out there who have yet to conquer their own dreams know my story and continue to do what they believe in. I know I’ve yet to achieve mine too, but I hope they don’t give up when they fail and do their best every time they go in the ring. I hope they continue reaching for their dreams because nothing is impossible. I am living proof of that.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Promoter says Pacquiao-Brook in discussions for October - report

Promoter says Pacquiao-Brook in discussions for October - report.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2017

Horn no easy foe for Pacquiao – Arum

Horn no easy foe for Pacquiao – Arum.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Fight with UK s Brook also in the pipeline for Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao might also take on British fighter Kell Brook as one of his assignments this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 12th, 2017

Mayweather wants McGregor, not Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Only UFC star Conor McGregor, not Manny Pacquiao or any other fighter, can lure Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of retirement......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Arum eyes world tour for Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao may see himself fighting in different parts of the world this year......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 11th, 2017

Report: Arum reaches deal for Pacquiao to fight Horn

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao will put his WBO welterweight championship on the line against Australian Jeff Horn......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 10th, 2017

It’s now Arum vs Koncz

The race is on between Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum and Manny Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser Mike Koncz for the bragging rights over the choice of opponent and venue of the Filipino boxing legend’s April fight......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Arum backs Crawford, says boxer didn t price self out of Pacquiao fight

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc chief Bob Arum recently came to the defense of WBC and WBO super lightweight champion Terence Crawford regarding a fight w.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017