Pacquiao’s next fight - 16th April
Last Updated on Friday, 03 December 2010 16:26
Written by Alexander Zammit
Friday, 03 December 2010 16:21
It was recently announce that Bob Arum and Freddie Roach will be flying to the Philippines for Manny Pacquiao’s birthday party on December 17, but most importantly they will be discussing Pacquiao’s next opponent.
Arum said that with Floyd Mayweather Jr. out of the picture due to his legal problems, Pacquiao’s next fight will take place April 16, likely at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, against one of three opponents: Shane Mosley, welterweight titlist Andre Berto or lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez. Arum said the contract weight will be 147 pounds.
“I will have all three proposals and I will sit with Manny in the Philippines when I’m there for his birthday and let him decide who he wants to fight,” Arum told ESPN.com. “We’ll go over everything because each fight has a different set of financial parameters. It’s Manny’s career, it’s his life and he’ll decide. Will I make a recommendation? Sure, but all it will be is a recommendation, and Freddie will have some input. I certainly don’t act as a dictator.”