Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pacquiao camp to name next opponent

(REUTERS) Manny Pacquiao's opponent for a fight in March is expected to be named this week now talks with American Floyd Mayweather Jr. have fallen apart, promoters for the Filipino WBO welterweight champion said on Thursday.

"We expect Manny to fight in March," a spokesperson for Top Rank told Reuters. "We're working on an opponent for him and we should have something finalised in a day or two."

A World Boxing Organisation welterweight title bout slated for March 13 against Mayweather in Las Vegas was expected to be among boxing's biggest revenue-producing fights.

But the bout, widely considered to have matched the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, was called off on Wednesday after hitting a snag when Mayweather's demand for Olympic-style dope testing was rejected by Pacquiao.


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