Saturday, February 05, 2011

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Pacman’s next fight likely in S’pore

After fighting Shane Mosley in Las Vegas on May 7, pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao may stage his next world title fight in Singapore.

Pacquiao’s adviser, Michael Koncz, told the Inquirer that he and Ilocos Sur Gov. Luis “Chavit” Singson had recently “met with a group of influential business people” about the possibility of holding Pacquiao’s next fight in Singapore.

Koncz said the deal was almost 90 percent done and they should have a final word by the end of the week. Koncz said no date was agreed upon since it would depend on how the fight against Mosley at the MGM Grand goes.

Koncz said “if it’s a difficult fight then Manny would probably fight in November but if it’s a short fight and Manny wins by an early knockout it could be much sooner.”

The fight may be held in one of the two new casino complexes in Singapore, Koncz added.

Singapore’s two casinos—Resorts World Sentosa and Marina Bay Sands—have netted the government a multimillion dollar windfall since they opened in last February and April, respectively.

A Singaporean boxing promoter, John Leung, is also working to have Pacquiao’s next fight held at the SunTec Convention Center.

Leung, staged the highly successful WBF welterweight title fight between Dondon Sultan and Australian Eddie “Psycho” Delic last week. Sultan won by a unanimous 12-round decision.

Source : Inquirer
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