Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao looking to fight again

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Manny Pacquiao to fight again according to promoter
Tuesday July 12th, 2016

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It appears the recently-retired Manny Pacquiao will make a comeback attempt, The Guardian reports.

Promoter Bob Arum said that Pacquiao, who walked away from boxing after defeating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision in April, is looking for another fight.

“He now has given us the go-ahead to shop for a venue and an opponent and see if we can do it on a particular date or dates,” Arum told The Guardian. “We’ve been trying to work out a date that doesn’t interfere with his senatorial responsibilities and his ability to train.”

Pacquiao, 37, was elected to the senate in his native Philippines in May, and will train there for the time being, Arum said. He would have to take a leave of absence from the senate to finish training in the U.S. before the fight. 

At his post-fight press conference after beating Bradley, Pacquiao waffled on whether he’d stay retired. His comeback fight will have to be scheduled around his political obligations, Arum noted.

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