Found January 14, 2013 on
Larry Brown Sports:
So much for a lengthy layoff to recover from his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in December. According to various reports, Manny Pacquiao is planning to return to the ring in April for a tune-up fight before facing Marquez for a fifth time in September.
Boxing Scene first reported on Friday that Pacquiao’s team was strongly considering an April fight in Asia. They and others say Pacquiao’s team is looking to book a fight outside the US for two reasons.
Pacquiao is under a 120-day suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission following his knockout loss to Marquez on Dec. 8. He is also under a 90-day no contact suspension from the commission, which means he cannot do any boxing during that period. In order to begin training in time to fight in April, Pacquiao would have to find a country where the suspensions would not be enforced.
The Philippine Star also reports that Pacquiao’s manager, Michael Koncz, says they are targeting an Asian venue for “tax reasons.” The taxe...
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According to The Philippine Star, Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao is eyeing a return to the boxing ring after getting knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in December 2012. Pacquiao and his adviser, Michael Koncz, stated, We’re not interested in the U.S. for this fight. Koncz would continue on to say [...]
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This has been talked about for a while, but it appears closer to actually happening than most people thought. Manny Pacquiao has said almost immediately he wanted to fight in April and now Juan Manuel Marquez has said according to Boxing Scene that he will continue to fight and also plans to take a bout in April.
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