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Arum Tells Pacquiao: Forget About It

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Arum Tells Pacquiao: Forget About April Fight

By NICK GIONGCO
January 17, 2013, 5:18pm

Bob Arum is telling Manny Pacquiao to forget about an April tuneup fight and just prepare for a fifth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez in September.

“That (April fight) is unnecessary,” Arum told the Bulletin from New York yesterday.

Pacquiao’s adviser Mike Koncz has been working to stage a fight either on April 13 or the week after in three exotic locales: Singapore, Macau or Dubai.

The problem is that it is unlikely that one of these cities will be readily available in such short a time and Arum said he has counted out Singapore and Macau as alternatives.

Arum said he would rather see Pacquiao get examined by experts at the Cleveland Clinic, a world-renowned brain center in Las Vegas, while he is resting “to make everybody, including himself at ease.”

Pacquiao suffered a brutal sixth-round knockout to Marquez last year and calls for the Filipino to hang up his gloves began to snowball owing to the savage way the Mexican won the thrilling match at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao was cleared after a CT Scan hours after the fight and was given a clean bill of health several days after in Manila following an MRI.

But Arum believes Pacquiao is going to make everybody feel comfortable once he gets himself admitted for a routine examination at the Cleveland Clinic.

“He can do it after the (May) elections there,” suggested Arum, referring to the local elections scheduled May 13.

Pacquiao is seeking reelection unopposed as Sarangani congressman, while his wife Jinkee is running as the province’s vice-governor and his brother Rogelio is gunning for a congress seat in the first district of South Cotabato.

Arum said that it would be better for Pacquiao to make the most out of the hiatus by preparing hard and for Top Rank to use the time to promote the September showdown.

“To make it even bigger,” said the 81-year-old Arum.

Although Pacquiao had experienced inactivity in the past, having rested for eight months in between the Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito fights in 2011, the time between the fourth Marquez fight and the planned fifth duel in September would leave him inactive for nine months.
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bomani-d's Photo bomani-d 17 Jan 2013

does anyone else think arum is tarnishing manny's legacy?
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 17 Jan 2013

View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

does anyone else think arum is tarnishing manny's legacy?
In what way?
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mistermetaj's Photo mistermetaj 17 Jan 2013

View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 05:47 PM, said:

does anyone else think arum is tarnishing manny's legacy?

By getting him fights?
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bomani-d's Photo bomani-d 17 Jan 2013

guys open your eyes
if Arum gets his way, Manny's going to fight once in 2013, versus a guy he's fought 4 times already, Jesus Christ.  It's like watching the same actors do the same porno over and over as they get older.
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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 17 Jan 2013

View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 06:06 PM, said:

guys open your eyes
if Arum gets his way, Manny's going to fight once in 2013, versus a guy he's fought 4 times already, Jesus Christ.  It's like watching the same actors do the same porno over and over as they get older.
It's not unprecedented.  Both guys are in the twilight of their careers, I don't see anything wrong with giving the fans another great fight and giving the fighters some retirement cash.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 17 Jan 2013

View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 06:06 PM, said:

guys open your eyes
if Arum gets his way, Manny's going to fight once in 2013, versus a guy he's fought 4 times already, Jesus Christ.  It's like watching the same actors do the same porno over and over as they get older.
Not exactly. It's a great match up. The fighting is still at a high level. They'll be gone soon enough. Enjoy that shit while you can.
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Stxwolf's Photo Stxwolf 17 Jan 2013

View Postrayajr, on 17 January 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

Not exactly. It's a great match up. The fighting is still at a high level. They'll be gone soon enough. Enjoy that shit while you can.

I agree. I watch boxing to see good fights and this paring has never failed to deliver. While there's other quality matchups out there for both fighters, I'll still watch them if they want to do it again.

Myself, I think it might behoove Pacquiao to take an April fight first, but that's a very debatable opinion.
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View PostStxwolf, on 17 January 2013 - 06:46 PM, said:



I agree. I watch boxing to see good fights and this paring has never failed to deliver. While there's other quality matchups out there for both fighters, I'll still watch them if they want to do it again.

Myself, I think it might behoove Pacquiao to take an April fight first, but that's a very debatable opinion.
I think he needs another fight before JMM s well, but I guess Arum feels now is as good a time as any to cash him out. But to be honest, the answer isn't up to Arum at all. If Pac thinks HE should have one, then perhaps he should.
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Shaun Waller's Photo Shaun Waller 17 Jan 2013

He def needed more rest imo, april woulda been too soon, I know the scans came back negative but still.  plus the fifth fight will bring in huge numbers, I wouldnt b surprised to see 2 mil ppv buys.
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chewbie's Photo chewbie 17 Jan 2013

Like I said before the 4th fight, I'll watch it however many times they choose to fight. They're evenly matched and still elite plus the fights are exciting. I also think that putting miles on PAC at this stage wouldn't be a good idea before they fight. PAC didn't take any serious damage prior to getting caught and a tune up wont improve any lasting effects from the KO. Just go ahead with the fifth fight and if he loses badly again then maybe do a swan song in the Philippines and retire
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View Postrayajr, on 17 January 2013 - 06:25 PM, said:

Not exactly. It's a great match up. The fighting is still at a high level. They'll be gone soon enough. Enjoy that shit while you can.
it's not that I don't enjoy watching the matchup, it's that variety is a good thing.  If the only fight you're going to see Manny take is versus JMM, it can get repetitive.
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View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:


it's not that I don't enjoy watching the matchup, it's that variety is a good thing.  If the only fight you're going to see Manny take is versus JMM, it can get repetitive.
Yeah, no shit. Ever since that thread that compares the old fighters to the new, I've been really re-educating myself on a lot of these guys. You think a 5th fight between these two gets a little "been there, seen that" reaction from some? Well, a lot of the black fighters, because they weren't getting shots from their more well known counterparts, fought each other REPEATEDLY. When I say "repeatedly" I really mean it. As much as 10 and even 18 times! To me, that's both astounding and ridiculous! If a rubber match usually settles it, what will a 10th or even 15th fight prove? What could you the fan remember from the 7th or 13th fight? After so many fights, the memory just runs all that shit together. Imagine a fighter with a total of 30 fights, but only faced 4-5 different fighters. Crazy...
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View Postbomani-d, on 17 January 2013 - 07:38 PM, said:

it's not that I don't enjoy watching the matchup, it's that variety is a good thing.  If the only fight you're going to see Manny take is versus JMM, it can get repetitive.

While I see what you're saying, I think it's encouraging that the fourth fight was probably the most entertaining of the series.
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ReggieJay's Photo ReggieJay 17 Jan 2013

View Postmos-def, on 17 January 2013 - 07:52 PM, said:

Yeah, no shit. Ever since that thread that compares the old fighters to the new, I've been really re-educating myself on a lot of these guys. You think a 5th fight between these two gets a little "been there, seen that" reaction from some? Well, a lot of the black fighters, because they weren't getting shots from their more well known counterparts, fought each other REPEATEDLY. When I say "repeatedly" I really mean it. As much as 10 and even 18 times! To me, that's both astounding and ridiculous! If a rubber match usually settles it, what will a 10th or even 15th fight prove? What could you the fan remember from the 7th or 13th fight? After so many fights, the memory just runs all that shit together.

Good shit in that thread, I thought.
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