Reuters reports that an opponent for Manny Pacquiao is expected to be named this week. Pacquiao will be fighting on March 20, likely at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center, but possibly in Dallas.
"We expect Manny to fight in March," a spokesman for Top Rank told Reuters. "We're working on an opponent for him and we should have something finalized in a day or two."
Reports earlier indicate that 154-pound titlist Yuri Foreman is out after being turned down by Freddie Roach and Michael Koncz. We discussed other potential candidates earlier, including Paulie Malignaggi (who might fight Floyd Mayweather on March 13), Timothy Bradley, Joshua Clottey and Juan Manuel Marquez. It's also worth noting (well, sort of) that Zab Judah is rumored to be interested, too.
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