News | Aug 05 2016

Bob Arum rubbishes claims over Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent

Manny Pacquiao has reportedly agreed to fight Jessie Vargas
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HALL OF FAME promoter Bob Arum has hit back at reports that Manny Pacquiao will fight WBO world welterweight champion Jessie Vargas on November 5.

Pacquiao is set to end his short-lived retirement on that date, supposedly in Las Vegas though there has been interest from organisers in the Middle East to bring the Filipino over there.

Manny’s manager, Michaeal Koncz, told the Los Angeles Times that Pacquiao had agreed on Vargas as an opponent, however Arum took to social media to state that no such decision has yet been made.