Pacquiao will lose big money by fighting only once in 2013
By Chris Williams: You can say Juan Manuel Marquez’s KO of Manny Pacquiao may end up costing the Filipino star huge money by keeping him out of the ring until September. Normally Pacquiao fights twice a year, but his promoter Bob Arum couldn’t find a venue for the April fight that Pacquiao wanted in order to fight.
The official reason for Pacquiao not fighting in April isn’t due to him having been knocked out. The reason is Arum couldn’t find a venue and an opponent that would bring him the kind of money that he’s used to getting in his fights.
In other words, Pacquiao won’t be getting $20 million+ due to him missing that fight. Arum wanted Pacquiao to rest up until September in order to recover from his KO loss, but Pacquiao said he wanted to fight anyway.
Arum technically looked around, and then nothing was found. But you can bet that if Pacquiao does well in September of this year, Arum will be making sure that Pacquiao fights at least twice in 2014, if not three times in order to make up the difference for what he lost in 2013.
Pacquiao is 34 now, and he’s not going to be able to fight too much longer at a high level. He’s already lost two out of his last three fights, and that suggests that he’s slowing down to where other guys can beat him.
This is why Arum is going to need to maximize Pacquiao’s money-making potential while he still can because once he’s losing every time out, you can bet his ability go generate money will decrease dramatically.
Marquez postpones dinner meeting with Bob Arum
Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez has reportedly postponed his dinner meeting with Top Rank promoter Bob Arum in order to take care of some things that he needed to care of in Mexico. The two will still be meeting but it won’t happen until next week on Tuesday.
Arum told the Manila Standard “[Marquez had] some obligations in Mexico this week so we changed it to next Tuesday…[Marquez will be] coming into Las Vegas and we’ll go out for dinner and he will stay over and hopefully we can accomplish something.”
Arum is going to try and talk Marquez into fighting Pacquiao for a fifth time this September. However, Marquez has already said no, so Arum is either going to have to give Marquez a huge bump up in terms of the purse split for a Pacquiao rematch or give up on the idea.
The last time Pacquiao and Marquez fought last December, Pacquiao received a 76-24 split of the money. It might take a 50-50 deal in order to lure Marquez into fighting Pacquiao again.