Fight Pacquiao – Mikhailenko may be held in July in Ekaterinburg
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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. The fight between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Russian Dmitry Mikhaylenko may be held in Yekaterinburg. TASS said promoter Mikhailenko, Executive Director of “RMK Boxing promoushnz” Alexey Titov.
Previously known American promoter Bob Arum said that Pacquiao offered to fight against Mikhaylenko in June of this year.
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“We really like this interesting game, – said Titov. – In July in Yekaterinburg will be held industrial exhibition Innoprom, and we’d like the event to have a very big fight. But first, Manny needs to win in Australia (23 April, Pacquiao will fight against Australian Jeff horn. – Approx. TASS), after which we sit down with Bob Arum at the negotiating table. Next week I will be meeting with Mikhailenko, he was set to rematch with Manyuchi in may” .
“Our company has another boxer in this weight class, so if for some reason Mikhailenko won’t be able to box with Pacquiao, Bob and I will still discuss the possibility of fighting Manny in July in Yekaterinburg”, – said the Agency interlocutor.
The last fight Pacquiao held November 6 with the American Jessie Vargas won a unanimous decision and won the world title belt by the world Boxing organization (WBO). 38-year-old Pacquiao spent on a professional ring 67 fights, won 59 victories (38 – Ko) and suffered six defeats and two fights ended in a draw.
Mikhailenko is the owner of “silver” world title by the world Boxing Council (WBC). Just on account of the 30-year-old Russian 22 wins (10 by knockout) and one defeat. The only defeat he suffered on may 6 last year from Zimbabwean Charles Manyuchi.
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