Arum: L.A. out, Dallas still in race for Pacquiao

BY foxsports • December 15, 2009

Boxing promoter Bob Arum expects to settle on a site for Philippine fighter Manny Pacquiao's bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. by next week.

While Las Vegas is the front-runner, Arum claims it still might be Dallas -- and it definitely won't be Los Angeles.

The Top Rank boss again expressed frustration Saturday night with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer, who assists Mayweather's promotions, for canceling a trip to Dallas on Wednesday because he doesn't want the fight in Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' opulent stadium.

Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, spoke glowingly of Jones and his willingness to outbid Vegas to land what could be the richest fight in boxing history.

Arum also says the fight will only be held in a state with generous tax laws, ruling out California.