September 12 2018
By: Jacob Ellis
Well what a crazy week it has been already and we are not even close to Saturday night. All-time great boxing legend Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) answered back today and cleared the air with Top Rank boss Bob Arum. Pac-Man previously had stated via social media site Instagram that he planned to file suit against Arum. The primary reason being that he believed he was owed income for U.S. broadcasting rights from his most recent fight.
The Las Vegas, Nevada-based promoter got wind of that and responded a day later. Arum stated that both parties had communicated and it was a simple matter of completing the proper paperwork. That seemed to clear things up. Which brings us to today, another post from Pacquiao on his official Instagram page this afternoon read:
“My post from the other day was a result of miscommunication between my Team and Top Rank. Everything has been clarified. I would like to thank Bob and Top Rank for helping guide my career and for the many great years of working together. We have accomplished so many amazing things together.”
The Filipino Senator stepped out on his own staging that event under his MP Promotions banner. Arum tasked only with securing a broadcast outlet in the States. The bout was aired by ESPN+, a premium digital streaming service. Pac-Man scored a seventh round technical knockout over Lucas Matthysse of Argentina then two months ago.
Now it appears they have sorted things out. What does it possibly mean for the future?