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I have a good news and bad news. Good news is Manny Pacquaio will faced the controversial boxer Antonio Margarito set on Nov. 13, 2010.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has confirmed what we learned last Monday after a meeting between Arum and Manny Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz in Los Angeles that Antonio Margarito is the choice as the next opponent of the pound-for-pound king and “Fighter of the Decade” Manny Pacquiao after undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr apparently paid no attention to a contract for a megabuck showdown against Pacquiao planned for November 13.
Venue TBA. lol
Arum and Koncz visited Monterrey which made a lucrative offer to stage the fight in competition with Abu Dhabi whose Royal Family representatives had met with Arum and Koncz and indicated they were very keen on staging the fight in the U.A.E on the eve of the Formula I Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi.
Despite the reputation of Abu Dhabi and the oil-rich emirates penchant to stage major sports events, Arum indicated to us that he wanted a firm offer and was not inclined to bank on speculative numbers.
Manny Pacquiao is a big business! But the bad news is boxing fans will wait for Pacquiao-Mayweather match to happen.