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Where will Pacquiao fight?

Where will Pacquiao fight?

by Gavin Embley

8th February 2013 1:19pm GMT


Manny Pacquiao has not submitted a licence application to fight in Las Vegas fuelling speculation his next bout will take place outside the US.

The Filipino is serving a 120 day ban from boxing after a heavy knockout against Juan Manuel Marquez in December. He was ordered not to partake in any boxing related contact for the first 90 days of that ban.

Pacquiao is reluctant to fight in the US after the 4.6 per cent tax rise to 39.6 per cent. Promoter Top Rank’s chief Bob Arum said, “You know, there's a limit to what these guys wanna pay, that's almost 40 per cent of his purse going for taxes, that's a lot.” 

A rematch with Marquez has not been promised but if it were to happen it is likely to take place in Mexico or Singapore, or even China where Pacquiao is loved according to Arum.