Pacquiao fight could be in Macau or Singapore

Manny Pacquiao may meet an old foe in a new place in


Promoter Bob Arum said he is trying to put together a fifth

fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez and shopping it to

casinos in Macau and Singapore. He said Saturday night at the

Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado fight that the bout would likely be at

one of the Venetian hotel-casinos in Macau or Singapore.

”The thing we’re waiting on is which one of their hotels they

want to do it at,” Arum said.

Marquez would be the most likely opponent for Pacquiao, though

Arum indicated earlier that Timothy Bradley – who won a disputed

decision over Pacquiao last year – is another possibility.

Marquez knocked Pacquiao out in the sixth round in December,

flattening the Filipino fighter with a right hand that left him

face down on the canvas for 2 minutes. It was the first win for

Marquez in four fights between the two rivals.

If Pacquiao meets Marquez, it could be held far from the Las

Vegas Strip, where they fought all four of their fights. The MGM

Grand hotel would ordinarily figure to be the host for the bout,

but the hotel reportedly is holding a September date for Floyd

Mayweather Jr., assuming he beats Robert Guerrero at the hotel May


Arum is in Macau this week for the fight card Saturday night at

the Venetian featuring two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming

of China in his pro debut.