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Report: Manny Pacquiao will fight April 20 if he beats Juan Manuel Marquez

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Manny Pacquiao fans may want to circle April 20 on next year’s calendar.

That’s the date Bob Arum has booked for Pacquiao’s next fight provided he gets past Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8, when the longtime rivals meet for a fourth time.

“I have talked with Manny and we agreed to hold his fight on April 20,” Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, told the Manila Bulletin on Wednesday.

In August, Arum mentioned April 2013 as a potential target date for Pacquiao’s long-awaited showdown with Floyd Mayweather.

– SI.com staff

  • Published On Oct 03, 2012
  • 6 comments
    GD94134
    GD94134

    Arum has reduced Pacquiao to a boxing ATM machine that keeps fighting beaten opponents over and over again! How stupid do you think Boxing fans are ? What a shameful game Bob Arum is playing with a once honorable sport.

    AxelPulliza
    AxelPulliza

    The fight against Cowardweather will never happen!  And, Pacman will lose this time against Marquez.  I am not sure why but it seems the boxing gods at high office places decided they had enough of this guy.  He won't knock out Marquez and they will steal this fight from him again just like they did with Bradley.  Write it down!!!

    viz311
    viz311

    Don't get too excited.  The odds of a Pacquiao - Mayweather fight are still pretty slim, regardless what rumors have been floating around.  I'll believe it when I see it.

    IfatdasyBruhn
    IfatdasyBruhn

    I dont understand why Pacquiao is fighting this guy again??? He beat em twice before and he should be facing the last guy that took his title. As we move on, I am starting to believe that Manny may actually be afraid to face Mayweather...my humble opinion substantiated by continuous efforts to avoid fighting Mayweather.,,and I'm a Pacquiao fan!

    skipponder21
    skipponder21

     @IfatdasyBruhn its obvious now what's really going on. Manny doesn't want to fight Floyd. He knows that Floyd is too big and too skilled a fighter for. For the past 4 years Manny's been fighting Floyd's leftovers. Even Margarito was a leftover from Shane Mosley. Huge loses take a lot out of fighters. Freddie Roach knows this. Besides, Nevada boxing commission has stepped up their drug testing program and that's why Manny is looking so pedestrian now.

    Sugar Ray
    Sugar Ray

     @IfatdasyBruhn  Think its the other way around bro. Mayweather seems to be the one ducking and dodging.