September 11 2018
By: Jacob Ellis
Just a day after the Filipino legend Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) declared that he planned to file suit vs. estranged promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, Arum quickly answered back. The Las Vegas, Nevada-based boxing promotional icon further stated that it was a clerical issue. He added Pacquiao did not complete all of the required paperwork ahead of time yet it was being corrected.
“We read the Instagram post and [Top Rank attorney] Harrison [Whitman] handled it with Pacquiao’s attorney, and it looks like everything will be resolved,” Arum told ESPN.
Pac-Man most recently appeared in action July 15th. The now 39-year old all time great stopped Argentine Lucas Matthysse at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur within seventh rounds. He also picked up a regular WBA 147 pound title in the process. The superstar southpaw bounced back following a unanimous decision loss against Australian Jeff Horn twelve months before at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. He gave away a WBO welterweight world championship there as well.
Signs of tension were evident going into his latest bout. As Top Rank and Arum were basically exiled from that promotion. Tasked only with securing U.S. television rights for that international event. They had it broadcast on ESPN+. An outlet which Arum is closely tied to by a new long term contract. The digital subscription streaming service is presently available for a cost of $4.99 per month.
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