In some stunning news today Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao has cut all ties with his promoter Bob Arum and his promotional company Top Rank and has made some serious allegations.
Pacquiao recently fought against Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia in a fight that was shown on ESPN in the US.
Pacquiao today has claimed non-payment for the US rights and has issued the following statement:
Pacquiao is still in the market for a new promoter and opponent at this particular time.
The Senator and world champion has been linked with fights against the likes of Amir Khan and Kell Brook next up and has also been reported to be in talks with promoter Eddie Hearn about signing with new US sports streaming platform DAZN.
The Filipino boxer has indicated he wishes to box three more times in total. Once before this year is out and twice more in 2019.
Here’s how some of the boxing world has been reacting to the news today so far:
— Jake Donován (@JakeNDaBox) September 10, 2018
Bob Arum has been milking pacquiao since day one. https://t.co/G1SgbbWnQf
— christian calatrava (@christian_tom14) September 10, 2018
— Callum (@BCTHEGRANDSLAM) September 10, 2018
— Box.Live (@boxIive) September 10, 2018
Screwing a bloke that did so much for you guys over the years?? Pull your head in TR
— MadC 355 (@wadeo355) September 10, 2018
go get them Manny!
— Shane (@Shanewatp) September 10, 2018