Manny Pacquiao's next fight likely to be held in Singapore or Macau, says Arum

Al Bello

Bob Arum is saying that Manny Pacquiao's September return will be held in Macau or Singapore, but the veteran promoter has said that before.

Manny Pacquiao plans to return to the ring in September, when it seems everyone and their dog is angling to land the September 14 weekend (including Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Juan Manuel Marquez, Canelo Alvarez, and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr), and promoter Bob Arum is again pushing the idea that Manny will fight in Asia, with Macau and Singapore both options.

Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO) has lost two straight, though of course his June 2012 defeat against Timothy Bradley was wildly controversial to say the least. Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked out Pacquiao in December, are both said to be options. Brandon Rios was also an option had he won last night, but he lost his rematch to Mike Alvarado.

It's possible that Alvarado could now be in the mix. But if Marquez, which is the biggest money fight available, doesn't want to fight Manny again, or doesn't want to go to Asia to do it, the time would seem to be as good as it's ever going to get to put on a Pacquiao-Bradley rematch, as Bradley received the most positive attention of his career following a Fight of the Year candidate win over Ruslan Provodnikov on March 16.

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