Pacquiao may sariling dahilan -- Arum
Russell Cadayona (Pang-masa) - March 4, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Kinumpirma ni Bob Arum ng Top Rank Promotions ang pagtanggi ni Manny Pacquiao na lu­maban sa undercard ng title defense ni Australian world welterweight king Jeff Horn sa Abril 14 sa Mandalay Bay sa Las Vegas, Nevada.

Sa panayam ng Bo­xingScene.com, tumanggi si Arum na ilahad ang detalye hinggil sa pag-atras ng Filipino world eight-division champion.

“There are reasons... it’s not that he’s fighting Mike Alvarado, it has no­thing to do with him po­­tentially being on the undercard. That had ne­ver been discussed with Manny,” wika ni Arum, na­­una nang inihayag ang non-title fight nina Pacquiao (59-7-2, 38 KOs) at Alvarado (38-4-0, 26 KOs).

“There are good reasons why he is not figh­ting on April 14th and because they were told to me in confidence I’m not going to discuss it,” dagdag ng veteran promoter.

Sinabi ng kampo ni Pac­quiao na nainsulto ang 39-anyos na Senador nang ilagay ang kanilang upakan ni Alvarado bilang undercard ng ikala­wang pagdedepensa ni Horn (18-0-1, 11 KOs) sa suot nitong WBO welterweight crown kontra kay American mandato­ry challenger Terence Crawford (32-0-0, 23 KOs).

“There’s no friction between Manny and myself and there’s no, ‘I wanted to fight this guy, not that guy...’ there was none of that,” ani Arum.

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