News | Oct 26 2016

Arum: ‘If Manny Pacquiao dominates we may be looking for Golovkin next’

Promoter Bob Arum is open to the idea of throwing Manny Pacquiao into the ring against Gennady Golovkin
Manny Pacquiao
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TOP Rank Chief, Bob Arum, raised a few eyebrows at a recent media event when he stated that middleweight bulldozer, Gennady Golovkin, is on the provisional list of future opponents for Manny Pacquiao.

The legendary promoter implied that he would be open to the idea of a Pacquiao-Golovkin clash, should the Filipino boxer-cum-senator emerge victorious from his welterweight title fight against Jessie Vargas on November 5th.

“If Manny comes in and dominates this fight and looks like the old Manny, and wants to continue fighting, there will be certain opponents that will be considered. If he decides that it’s too much juggling two careers then he shouldn’t continue. If he is determined to continue and his performance suffers because of his work in the Senate I would have to look in the direction of somebody else for an opponent. So to jump now about names and so forth, who knows? Manny may look so good in this fight and may have such senatorial presence in the fight that we may be looking for Golovkin next”