Manny Pacquiao with Bob Arum
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Bob Arum meets Pacquiao in General Santos
Abac Cordero (The Philippine Star) - August 11, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Top Rank chief Bob Arum arrived in General Santos City yesterday to sit down with WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, and find out what the future holds between them.

Arum arrived on board a private jet, and according to a Team Pacquiao insider, the 86-year-old promoter was in a meeting with the fighting senator as of presstime.

The relationship between Pacquiao and Arum seemed to have turned sour since the Filipino superstar lost to Australian Jeff Horn in July last year.

But although Pacquiao promoted his own fight against Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur last July 15, in partnership with Golden Boy, he did not totally burn the bridge with Arum.

Pacquiao let Top Rank handle the broadcasting of the fight in the US.

Arum announced on social media last month that MP Promotions “will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight.”

It may be a hint that he is cutting his promoter-and-boxer ties with Top Rank.

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