Promoter: Pacquiao offered a lot of money for the fight in Russia
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MOSCOW, January 14. /TASS/. Russian promoters offered the Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao a lot of money for fighting in Russia. About this TASS said Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum.
Earlier, Arum said that Pacquiao offered to fight against Russian Dmitry Mikhaylenko in June of this year.
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“The promoters have made a very good suggestion Manny. Now we are negotiating and it is too early to talk about specific match. But people are willing to give a lot of money, these are the same people that were involved in the organization of the fight Sergey Kovalev in Yekaterinburg,” said Arum.
The last fight Pacquiao held November 6 with the American Jessie Vargas, Pacquiao won by unanimous decision and won the belt version of 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.
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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.