Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao far from finished ahead of Macau fight, insists Bob Arum

Manny Pacquiao takes a punch from Juan Manuel Marquez.

With naysayers predicting the beginning of the end for Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says the Filipino superstar is far from finished - and he will prove it in Macau in November.

Sunday, 9 June, 2013, 5:39am

Manny Pacquiao ‘wants Macau fight’

Manny Pacquiao in September 2012. Photo: Reuters

Philippines boxing hero Manny Pacquiao wants his next fight to be in Macau, according to his promoter Bob Arum, who says they are working on an autumn showdown in the casino enclave.

Negotiations are ongoing for a September rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez, who knocked Pacquiao out in December, Pacquiao’s spokeswoman Rose Tamayo said earlier this week.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Hong Kong 'not a viable venue'

Bob Arum drums up publicity for Zou Shiming's fight.

Bob Arum has counted out Hong Kong as a big-fight venue because Macau pulls in more money from gaming.

7 Apr 2013 - 4:18am

Pacquiao fight with Marquez almost set

Boxer Manny Pacquiao. Photo: AP

Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on December 8, almost surely in a fourth fight against Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

Promoter Bob Arum said final negotiations were scheduled on Wednesday with Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz for the fight, which would be the first for Pacquiao since he lost a hotly disputed decision to Timothy Bradley on June 9.

13 Sep 2012 - 9:55am

Secure money first, then the fists can fly

Last Thursday a boxing title fight took place at Kitec in Kowloon Bay between Filipino and Thai bantamweights. World Boxing Organisation bigwig Leon Panoncillo Jnr was so encouraged he called for Hong Kong to stage bigger bouts with world championship belts on the line. The name Manny Pacquiao, the hottest property in pugilism, even passed his lips.

26 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

High Noon puts a Cork in it after local punch is pulled

THE fiasco which left egg on the faces of virtually everyone financially interested in bringing world class boxing to the territory, High Noon in Hong Kong, just won't go away.

We hear plans are now afoot to stage the event in Cork, Ireland, under a suitably alliterative title (K.O. in County Cork?).

16 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Daly tells of high drama as High Noon slides into oblivion

BELEAGUERED John Daly of Hemdale, the main promoter behind the doomed High Noon in Hong Kong boxing extravaganza, made one last-ditch effort to put the show back on - but it was laughed off by boxing promoters Barry Hearn and Bob Arum.

24 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

High noon hits canvas at 11th-hour

THE 'High Noon In Hong Kong' boxing tournament turned into a war of words last night after an unprecedented last-minute cancellation led to bitter feuding about who was responsible for the debacle.

Promoters, managers and fighters blamed one another as all parties in the $31 million event at the Hong Kong Stadium sought to distance themselves from its failure to go ahead.

23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Fighters left in the lurch as 'High Noon' suffers KO

YESTERDAY'S sensational 11th-hour postponement of 'High Noon in Hong Kong' leaves the eight fighters on the four-fight card high and dry, unsure of their next moves and, in most cases, personally out of pocket.

23 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Hearn's knockout threat

PROMOTER Barry Hearn has renewed his threat to withdraw his British fighters, including World Boxing Organisation (WBO) heavyweight champion Herbie Hide, from tomorrow's High Noon in Hong Kong extravaganza unless he receives US$1.5 million today.

22 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

WBC chief forecasts rocky times for boxing

WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) president Jose Sulaiman sees rocky times ahead for boxing, with politics enshrouding the multi-million dollar sport.

26 Sep 1993 - 12:00am