Manny Pacquiao’s promoter said Friday the Filipino superstar may never again fight in the U.S.
Bob Arum’s revelation emerged as he was asked about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s bold decision to take on Mexico’s star unbeaten world super-welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Sept. 14 in Las Vegas.
Does that stroke by the 36-year-old Mayweather indicate he’s never felt so confident in his abilities? Meaning the long-awaited Pacquiao super-fight could be back on the table next year after Pacquiao fights Oxnard’s former world lightweight champion Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 in Macau, China?
“Let’s not even go there,” said Arum, who has failed repeatedly in attempts with Mayweather Jr. and the boxer’s promoter, Richard Schaefer, to stage the super-fight.